Nothing says Passover like a bowl of homemade chicken soup with matzo balls. For the seder feasts, that's the way to go. But what about lunch on, say, day four of the week-long holiday? By that time, the idea of yet another matzo sandwich starts to get old. We wondered if some of the fresh spins on ... More >>
Our latest attempt in Understanding Cuisine through Racial Profiling finds us examining the dietary habits of Jews. But what kind of Jews? One respondent wrote, "You meant to ask what American Jews eat, right? Otherwise you will get sucked forever into separating Moroccan Jews from Polish Jew ... More >>
So icy"Uh-huh, you know what it is- my nose and ass? They're both big."
And that's just the first line.
We hoped thought Wiz Khalifa's "Black and Yellow" was all burned out, but Kat Graham's parody, "Black and Jewish," debuted on Funny or (with a Star of David substituted for the "o," natc ... More >>
There's nothing all that special about a frozen banana, but somehow, Bennett's Ice Cream in the Farmers Market at 3rd and Fairfax makes the best one. Maybe it's the chunks of almonds as big as gravel studding the fresh, dark chocolate. Maybe it's the slightly underripe banana, frozen just below th ... More >>
Photo courtesy Rosa Mexicano.A traditional Passover food takes many forms, including the Sangria Haroset.
Charoset -- also spelled haroset, charoses, haroses, charoseth and so on, depending on your phonetic preference -- comes in many forms and textures. Some traditions cook and pulverize dri ... More >>
J. RitzTraditional Venetian sweet-and-sour Pesce in carpione at Angeli Caffe.
Los Angeles chefs and restaurants approach Passover with respect for tradition, while applying their own unconventional and unexpected touches. There will be plenty of matzo ball soup. And then there will be Thai-s ... More >>
Joan NathanIn the first part of our conversation with Joan Nathan, we drove around the hometown of Providence, Rhode Island, (via speakerphone) of this award-winning cookbook writer and authority on all things Jewish cuisine, as she explained who loves matzo in France (apparently everybody), ... More >>
Need a visual aid for your print edition? Jonathan Gold visits Ilan Hall's The Gorbals. ("Hall brings a dissipated presence to the restaurant, and even when the restaurant is steaming on a loud Saturday night, he manages to clatter his pans with a certain louche flair, as if he were doing a performa ... More >>
Ilan Hall, chef-owner of downtown's The Gorbals (yeah, yeah, and season 2 Top Chef), likes to play with his food as much as the next chef, particularly with offal and other interesting bits. On the menu the other day? Octopus with gizzards and lemon; tripe fries with romesco sauce; Manischewitz-brai ... More >>
Some food for thought from local, national and international news sources from this past week:
-- Coffee may enhance inebriation. [Fox]
-- For the fourth day of Christmas at Meadowood the Food Dudes gave us meat. [EaterSF]
-- Tootsie Rolls, Frooties, and Dots go Kosher (Why this made the Crime ... More >>
For your kosher drinking needs, the Wine House has lots of choices in stock and an opportunity to taste a bunch of kosher for Passover wines before you commit to serving glass after glass of the stuff. The drop-in kosher wine tasting is this Sunday, April 5 from 1:00-4:00 and only costs $4. In this ... More >>