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  • One Israeli creation for the weekend

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    May 23, 2014 | 11:13 am

    This week, I would like to present to you Israel’s sweetest invention: Max Brenner!


    The chocolate store chain has now stores in the USA, Australia, the Philippines, Singapore, but it all started with a small store in Ra’anana, Israel (my hometown.) Inn 1996, Max Fichtman and...

  • No Dairy Parve Skinny Sundae [Video Recipe]

    By Elana Horwich

    May 15, 2014 | 12:05 pm

    Eating a sundae doesn’t necessarily need to be bad for you. What if you made a sundae that actually made you stronger? Here’s one with lots of nutrients in it.

    Shopping List

    • Coconut Bliss Coconut Milk Ice Cream - Natural or Vanilla Flavor
    • Sunflower Seed Butter or...
  • Passover: The season of freedom and chocolate

    By Rabbi Debbie Prinz

    April 2, 2014 | 2:11 pm

    Passover’s causes have always included freedom, peoplehood and monotheism, and Passover’s chocolate layers new concerns onto these age-old themes. 

    In the mid-20th century, Bartons Candy bundled kosher-for-Passover treats such as chocolate matzah, matzah balls, and Almond Kisses...

  • How To Stuff Your Face and Stay Thin Over the Holidays

    By Elana Horwich

    December 18, 2013 | 9:00 am

    Eat only celery! Just kidding. Like that’s an option. People who give that kind of advice clearly could never be good in bed.

    We warm-blooded people are all going to eat a lot…as this is a time to relax, be with loved ones and stuff our happy faces.

    I often talk about how food...

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  • Chocolate freedoms of Chanukah and Thanksgiving

    November 26, 2013 | 3:22 pm

    The freedom food of chocolate should star in desserts for Chanukah and Thanksgiving. Puritans seeking asylum in North America and Jews hiding from the Inquisition in New Spain (Mexico) had their first encounters with chocolate in the 17th century. Chocolate paves the religious...

  • Louis Kwechansky and his Chocolate Factory: A Father’s Day Tribute from Alex Kwechansky

    By Rabbi Debbie Prinz

    June 8, 2013 | 7:17 pm

    In 1939, well before I was born, my father, Louis Kwechansky was already into chocolate production in Montreal. He had patented a machine to make a product that would seal his fame. He invented a chocolate lollypop on a stick, called a “Chocolate Pop.” He hired the best known...

  • Do Prayers for Chocolate Work?

    By Rabbi Debbie Prinz

    June 2, 2013 | 6:03 am

    Yes, they do, according to a story told by our colleague and friend, Rabbi Mo Salth, first recounted by radio commentator, Paul Harvey. A mother decided that her family should eat more healthfully and alerted her children that she would no longer be purchasing sugary snacks. She...

  • On the Chocolate Trail

    By Rabbi Debbie Prinz

    May 15, 2013 | 2:28 pm

    Join me on a delicious adventure with Jews on the chocolate trail, a trail that has been well worn since the 16th century. As we travel my husband, Rabbi Mark Hurvitz and I, explore local chocolate opportunities and culture, two Jews enjoying the trail of chocolate around the...

  • Mini “Once You Go Black” Flour-less Chocolate Cakes [Recipe]

    By Elana Horwich

    April 11, 2013 | 12:00 pm

    While I am away travelling I want to make sure you all eat!

    Here's a great recipe, and it's non-dairy, gluten-free, low sugar and pareve.

    “Once You Go Black,” you will never go back to any other chocolate dessert.  They are all about the chocolate, not the sugar, and use...

  • Chocolate shakes up the seder ritual

    March 11, 2013 | 10:55 am

    Rabbi Adam Schaffer, who's been leading chocolate seders since he edited a chocolate seder haggadah in 1996, acknowledges that “people often do feel ill” from all the chocolate.

    Still, Schaffer, the religious school director at Temple Aliyah in Woodland Hills, Calif., says he was...

  • Not feeling the candy hearts and kitsch? How to turn around 50 shades of abysmal gray

    February 14, 2013 | 3:24 pm

    It’s that time of year ... chocolates, flowers, jewelry. Sappy advertisements and red and pink store displays. There are reminders everywhere. It’s Valentine’s Day.

    Sure, it’s a bit commercial (understatement) but it’s all good. We know that. It’s beautiful to celebrate love.

    ...
  • Vigor trigger: Dark chocolate

    By Elana Horwich

    February 13, 2013 | 12:19 pm

    The chocolate most of us grew up on wasn’t really chocolate. It was brown creamy sugar bars with chocolate flavor. As a Vigor Trigger, I am referring to the good stuff, to either pure cacao or artisan dark chocolate made of at least 60% cacao. Hershey’s Special Dark is not on...

  • Rabbi shares her love of chocolate

    February 7, 2013 | 9:22 am

    To say that Rabbi Deborah R. Prinz likes chocolate would be a gross — or rather, delicious — understatement. 

    For seven years, she’s traveled around the world and written about the delicacy, culminating in October with the publication of “On the Chocolate Trail: A Delicious...

  • Trader Joe’s comes up against some tough cookies

    By Julie Gruenbaum Fax

    May 17, 2012 | 5:50 pm

    Trader Joe’s got slammed last week by a combination of hysteria and hoarding by kosher bakers when word leaked out that its semisweet chocolate chips were going from pareve to dairy.

    “It’s just really sad,” said Shana Fishman, a Beverlywood mother of four who stocked up on...

  • Happy Passover, Happy Easter, Happy Faith

    By Ilana Angel

    April 6, 2012 | 9:47 am

    This weekend marks an important time for people of many faiths.  It is Passover and also Good Friday and Easter Sunday.  I am someone whose life is made easier with faith.  I’m also one that does not judge people based on faith.  The way I see it, faith allows us to lean on...

  • New boycott called over Israeli chocolate bars

    February 21, 2012 | 3:23 pm

    The leaders of Israel’s cottage cheese boycott are calling for a new boycott over the high price of chocolate bars.

    The calls came earlier this week after an Israeli living in the United States posted a photo on Facebook of a receipt from a New Jersey supermarket showing that the...

  • Grown-up gelt

    December 7, 2011 | 12:22 pm

    All around the Jewish world, Chanukah is chocolate season. But that doesn’t have to mean you’re stuck with the waxy chocolate coins known as gelt. In fact, a new wave of boutique chocolate makers in Israel are redefining this beloved indulgence in Israel. Many of their skillfully...

  • Israel boycott supporters arrested for violating bail

    August 9, 2011 | 10:03 am

    Four pro-Palestinian supporters of an Israel boycott were arrested in Melbourne for breaching bail conditions following a protest outside a Max Brenner chocolate shop.

    A spokesperson for the Victoria Police confirmed that the four proponents of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions...

  • Manny Pacquiao, Floyd Mayweather Jr. & Boxing Gives Men Their Period

    By Ilana Angel

    August 8, 2011 | 8:24 pm

    Yesterday I posted a blog about the battle between Manny and Floyd.  I am a huge fan of Manny as both a boxer and a man.  I have written of my love for Manny Pacquiao several times before and it was well received.  I got lovely emails from his fans and an outpouring of love from the...

  • Quitter-ville

    By Julia Bendis

    March 28, 2011 | 10:13 am

    I am a big quitter, and I come from a long line of quitters.  My whole family is that way, we get excited to start something, but rarely do we actually finish or go through with it.  We always have the best excuses to quit something, not only does it make sense for us to quit...

  • Joys of growing up in Communist Soviet Union, and other tales of my Family.

    By Julia Bendis

    February 16, 2011 | 9:39 am

    -While my husband, growing up in Ohio got to go on potato chip factory field trips, my brother and I got to go on Concentration Camp field trips.  Look up Salaspils in Latvia.

    -When most kids got to play with Barbies, toy trucks and teddy bears, I got to play with syringes, which my...

  • Two Chocolate Passover Desserts

    By Rob Eshman

    March 26, 2010 | 12:17 pm

    I promised a great dessert to go with my local, sustainable, non-agri-business, healthy Passover meal, and here it is.  You can make this for many people very quickly, and it uses no margarine or that sludge they call non-dairy creamer.  God did not free us from slavery so we could...

  • RECIPE: Flourless Chocolate and Pistachio Cake

    March 25, 2009 | 7:01 pm

    For the full article, click here.

    Flourless Chocolateand Pistachio Cake

    by Barry Sayag, Tatti Boulangerie, Givatayim

    (from “The Book of New Israeli Food”)

    Ingredients (for 1 loaf pan)

    2 eggs

    2 egg yolks

    1/2 cup plus 1 tablespoon sugar

    1 1/2 cups pistachio nuts, coarsely...

  • Israel’s Melting Pot Is on The Stove, in the Oven

    By  Orit Arfa

    March 25, 2009 | 6:45 pm

    Just want the recipe? Click here.

    As the melting pot of the Jewish people, Israel has produced a melting pot of Jewish and world cuisines. Through historical narratives, vibrant illustrations of local eateries and practical recipes, Janna Gur’s recent “The Book of New Israeli...

  • Spirit and Chocolate Top Temple Emanuel Installation

    By Norma Zager

    September 7, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    There was chocolate and music last week when Sue Brucker was installed as president of Temple Emanuel's board of directors at Shabbat Unplugged. Amid the singing and Shabbat rituals, Brucker was applauded for her talents as a leader, and her commitment and dedication to getting any...

  • Mommy, Me & Cheesecake Makes 3

    By Melissa Maroff

    April 6, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    OK, mom, so what part of eating that cheesecake is making you feel guilty?

    If you fear that little bubbela is annoying the other customers in the bakery, your worries are over.

    The Essential Chocolate Collection, a Culver City bakery, is for parents who want an alternative to...

  • Cartoon Riots Spark Sweet Backlash

    By David Finnigan

    February 16, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    In the wake of a Danish newspaper's decision to publish cartoons depicting the prophet Muhammad, Danish flags and embassies are beset by violent protesters in heavily Muslim countries. But a chocolate store in the windmill-filled, Danish American tourist village of Solvang has...

  • Sweet Indulgence at Chocolate Spa

    By Lisa Alcalay Klug

    July 7, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    The Spa at the Hotel Hershey in Hershey, Pa., is every chocolate lover's fantasy. With bowls of silver-wrapped kisses (certified kosher) seemingly everywhere, and hot cocoa waiting by the fire, it may be the world's only spa that actually encourages guests to consume the stuff...

  • Winning the Great Sponge Cake Battle

    By Judy Bart Kancigor

    April 21, 2005 | 8:00 pm

     

    It’s that time again. With Pesach here, it’s time for my annual wrestling match with my nemesis, the dreaded sponge cake.

    Aunt Estelle was famous for her mile-high sponge cakes. Years ago she sent me her recipe, outlining every step in exquisite detail. Yet every time I try it,...
  • Yeladim

    By Abby Gilad

    April 21, 2005 | 8:00 pm

     

    Say It Again

    How many times can you say "Passover" during the seder? For instance: "Pass over the salt." "Please pass over a soup spoon." Keep count and decide what the winner gets for a prize!

    White Chocolate Almond Matzah

    1 cup butter

    1 cup sugar

    4 to 6 square matzahs

    1 (12...

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