The Jew And The Carrot

Mixing Bowl: Religious Roots of Health Food and Orthodox Dairy Farmers

By Devra Ferst

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Some scholars say it’s 5,000 years old, others think it has its roots in the 11th or 12th Century. Either way, halvah — a sweet sesame seed paste — has been enjoyed for a long long time around the world. Moment traces the treat’s roots.

The daughter of a modern Orthodox dairy farm traces her family’s milky past from Germany to Florida on Tablet.

Remember health food? The movement for healthy eating just might have been launched by fringe religious groups. Slate examines the fascinating history behind healthy eating in America.

The Eldridge Street Synagogue on the Lower East Side celebrates the community’s past and present with its annual Egg Rolls and Egg Creams Event.

While we’ve never seen a sesame mint vinaigrette on a menu in Israel, this recipe combines two of our favorite Israel ingredients. Check out the recipe on The Daily Meal.

The classic black and white cookies get a gluten-free makeover. Serious Eats has the recipe.


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