The Jew And The Carrot

Mixing Bowl: Fortune Cookies, The First Shabbat Dinners in NYC, Tofutti Recall

By Devra Ferst

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The first Jews to arrive in New Amsterdam in 1654 came fleeing persecution in Brazil. What did they eat for Shabbos when they arrived? Brazilian rice casserole. [JPost]

No plans for Christmas? Make your own fortune cookies at home. [The Kitchn]

A California inmate, who claimed to be celebrating the “Seinfeld” holiday Festivut, “used his devotion to Festivus as an excuse to get kosher meals.” Apparently, he didn’t like the prison’s salami dinners. [KTLA]

The FDA now requires meat producers to record and report the amount of antibiotics they feed their animals to promote their growth. [Atlantic]

Tofutti, a popular vegan and parve ice cream company, has recalled recent Tofutti Brands Yours Truly cones, labeled milk-free, for containing trace levels of milk. [Slashfood]


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