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  • What is a Mediterranean Diet?

    By Hava Volterra

    May 9, 2013 | 6:43 am

    As someone that grew up in the Middle East, and counts herself as somewhat of an expert on Mediterranean cuisine, I’m at once thrilled, bemused, and cynical at the sudden popularity of the Mediterranean diet in health circles, and find it necessary to weigh in on the basic...

  • A vegetarian buffet to celebrate Queen Esther [RECIPES]

    By Judy Zeidler

    February 13, 2013 | 8:40 am

    What makes Purim so special? Maybe it’s the heroic story of Queen Esther. Whatever you decide, it is still one of the happiest of all Jewish holidays. Filled with accounts of bravery, it tells the story of Queen Esther and how she helped defeat the wicked minister Haman in ancient...

  • City of Lights sparkles with Jewish life

    June 20, 2012 | 11:23 am

    Paris, the City of Lights, also brims with the bright light of Jewry.

    Jewish history stretches back more than 2,000 years in France, and Jewish life in the city best known for the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre and Notre Dame dates to the first century B.C.E. In modern history, three...

  • Homemade falafel — A little taste of Israel

    November 17, 2011 | 11:15 am

    Bring a bite of Israel home with delicious falafel sandwiches made with amazing Israeli food products easily found in your local grocery store. These are perfect to pack for lunch, grab as a light snack or serve as a main course for dinner. B’tayavon!



  • UPDATE: Chef to try for falafel ball record at Santa Clarita fest

    May 10, 2011 | 6:11 pm

    UPDATE: The falafel ball, weighing nearly 52.8 pounds, has been certified as the world’s largest.

    The Santa Clarita Valley could become home to the world’s largest falafel ball on

    May 15, when local chef Dawn Walker tries to craft and cook a deep-fried chickpea patty that will...

  • Flavors of Israel

    By Judy Zeidler

    April 25, 2011 | 11:42 am

    My fascination with Israeli food started the first time I tasted a falafel laced with tahini at a little sidewalk cafe in Westwood, near UCLA. Inspired by this simple Israeli dish, I began developing a list of Middle Eastern recipes that grew with each trip to Israel.

    When visiting...

  • Kosher in the conejo

    March 23, 2010 | 6:06 pm

    The Agoura Meadows Shopping Center, an overgrown strip mall located in a particularly pastoral nook of the Conejo Valley, contains a surprisingly diverse array of international restaurants: Hong Kong Express, Italia Deli & Bakery and Sushi Ozekii flank an enormous Vons. Just around...

  • The Great Falafel Question

    By Jodi Kantor

    July 18, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    The last time you bit into a falafel sandwich you were probably thinking about nothing more than the warm spice and crunch of the chickpea fritters and the way they played against the soft bread, crisp vegetables and nutty tahini sauce.

    Unless you're Palestinian, in which case you...