The Jew And The Carrot

Mixing Bowl: Walmart's Local Food; A Jewish Thanksgiving

By Devra Ferst

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The Jewish Journal, in anticipation of Thanksgiving, ponders how “to turn the Jewish obsession with food into a Jewish call to what is popularly called food justice.”

Nikki Cascone, from Top Chef season four, will open Octavia’s Porch, “the first and only Global Jewish restaurant on the Lower East Side” next week, Grub Street reports. Check back on JCarrot next month for more on Cascone.

Ronald McCormick, the Senior Director of Local and Sustainable Sourcing at Walmart, gives the Atlantic readers “An Insider’s Account of Walmart’s Local Foods Program.”

The New Yorker’s annual food issue came out this week. Check out articles on pickling and borscht.

Sue Fishkoff, author of “Kosher Nation” talks on a podcast at Tablet about the state of Kosher food today and who’s eating it.

Two Israeli bloggers reprint and update recipes from a cookbook printed in 1948, when rations were omnipresent in Israel, Haaretz reports.


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