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  • This week in Jewish farming: Sex, violence and vegetables

    by Ben Harris, JTA

    June 20, 2014 | 11:30 am

    Last night, the rubber finally met the road.

    After months of work and worry, catastrophes averted and triumphs achieved, we took eight kinds of vegetables out of the ground, washed and packed them into boxes, loaded them onto a truck and delivered them to our 42 CSA members.

    ...
  • Recipes: Summer flavors, savory pastries and rich cheese tarts

    By Judy Zeidler

    June 18, 2014 | 2:16 pm

    Let’s have an outdoor summer party! 

    Whether you have a tennis court, a swimming pool or a great lawn for playing croquet, now is the time to invite friends over for a fun-in-the-sun celebration and an alfresco meal. Or you can take your party to the park.

    At our annual summer...

  • Fairfax District: Coffee shops and hungry, hungry hip-hop

    by Jessica Ritz

    June 18, 2014 | 1:04 pm

    Both Bludso’s Bar-&-Que on La Brea Avenue and The Golden State on Fairfax Avenue are a couple of the rare restaurants where men feel comfortable eating alone. It’s not that these solo male diners comprise the majority of the clientele, but they’re always there — a phenomenon seen...

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  • Puff, the magic (Kosher) pastry

    by Jessica Ritz

    June 4, 2014 | 11:24 am

    The cupcake. The macaron. And now the nuage cake. 

    The public embraces dessert trends with an intense — and sometimes fleeting — passion. Fortunately for those who observe the laws of kashrut, the latest sweet treat to appear on the L.A. scene happens to be certified kosher. 

    ...
  • Sabra trying to establish U.S. hummus law

    JTA

    May 21, 2014 | 2:34 pm

    If Sabra Dipping Co. has its way, the use of chickpeas and tahini in making hummus will become U.S. law.

    The hummus manufacturer, which is co-owned by PepsiCo and the Israel-based Strauss Group, has filed a petition with the Food and Drug Administration to create a standard for...

  • Hot ticket: A taste of N.Y. in L.A.—four nights only

    by Jessica Ritz

    May 21, 2014 | 12:02 pm

    Although it’s not hard to find respectable falafel and hummus here, Los Angeles is about to get a quick infusion of the nouveau Middle Eastern and Israeli cooking trend when celebrated New York City-based chef Einat Admony swoops into town next week.

    Known for her family of...

  • In a first, Israeli women take test for kosher supervisor

    JTA

    May 8, 2014 | 2:32 pm

    Nine women took the Chief Rabbinate’s exam to be kosher inspectors — the first time females were permitted to take the test.

    The women took the exam Wednesday in a separate room from the 200 men taking the test at the International Convention Center in Jerusalem.

    Allowing the...

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