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  • Pico’s Familiar Slice

    By Julie G Fax

    August 5, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    The balabus is back.

    Howard Weiss, who opened Los Angeles's first kosher pizza shop in the mid 1970s, has reopened his famed Kosher Nostra, and he's looking to reclaim the glory days of over-sized slices and relentless puns that made the first Kosher Nostra a community institution.

    ...

  • Thou Shalt Eat Pound Cake

    By Lisa J. Solomon

    May 20, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    My sister Wendy gives parties -- small ones for her family of five, large ones for her international mix of friends, in her kitchen, buffet style, around her swimming pool with fajitas and margaritas, or grilling marinated chicken and hot dogs at her neighborhood clubhouse. So when I...

  • A Buffet Fit for Your Kings and Queens

    By Judy Zeidler

    March 4, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    My family loves Purim. It is a time when our grandchildren dress up in biblical costumes to act out the story of Esther and attend Purim carnivals, just as our children did when they were young. As in most holidays, we all look forward to the traditional foods that are part of the...

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  • Mad for Kosher Beef

    By Julie G Fax

    January 22, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    "Don't Get 'Mad,' Get Kosher. Kosher Meat Is Safe," reads an enormous red-and-yellow banner hanging in front of Santa Monica Glatt Market on Santa Monica Boulevard near Sawtelle Boulevard.

    Well, maybe not completely safe, but certainly safer from mad cow disease.

    "It's not foolproof...

  • An Unkosher Affair

    By Gaby Wenig

    January 22, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    "Enjoy your dessert," Israeli Philharmonic Orchestra Maestro Zubin Mehta told benefactors at a dinner following a performance at Disney Concert Hall last month, "although I'm sure it will be pareve." Mehta assumed that after a meal serving meat, a non-dairy dessert would follow,...

  • Winemaker Brings Kosher to Oxnard

    By Carin Davis

    January 22, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    Fruity, oaky and sugary; I taste blackberries, vanilla and sugar, lots of sugar; full-bodied, strong finish, and very sweet; horrible and, yet again, very sweet. That was the kosher wine tasting of yesteryear.

    Today, we can raise our glasses and toast the groundbreaking of the new...

  • A More Reliable Kosher Label

    By Julie G Fax

    January 22, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    There was a time when a half-moon K on a carton of cottage cheese didn't mean much to someone who kept strictly kosher. Conventional wisdom held that the heksher (the kosher symbol) was not all that reliable.

    Today, things are changing at Kosher Overseers (KO), which supervises about...

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