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The title, “Chocolate Chief,” on Haim Palgui’s business card from Strauss Group’s Elite Chocolate in Israel made me jealous.
I was meeting with him after tracking down a phone number for the Strauss Group, which merged with Elite in 1996, in hopes of finding out more about Elite... read on
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Mexican crypto-Jews not only took an active role in the cacao trade in the New World, they also secreted it into their undercover Jewish ritual life in the mid-seventeenth-century. Chocolate accompanied meals at the beginning and end of the fast of Yom Kippur (Day of Atonement).... read on
August 6, 2013 | 3:55 am
The iconic Israeli cocoa-based birthday cake known as Ugah Kushit (black cake) or Ugat Yomledet (birthday cake) would be a great treat for Rosh Hashanah. As this Rosh Hashanah commemorates 5774 years since the birth of the world, this delicacy belongs on our Yom Tov menus.
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