The Jew And The Carrot

Mixing Bowl: Empire Chicken; Pork Memoirs and the 2nd Ave Deli

By Devra Ferst

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Empire Kosher Poultry, the largest kosher chicken company in the country, claims “it produces a healthier, cleaner, more reliably kosher chicken than available anywhere else in America — and in a socially and environmentally responsible way,” according to JTA.

Multi-colored Carrots are coming to farmers’ markets this month! Yes, we have a soft spot for our namesake veggie.

A deli plate would be naked without a pickle, but the preserved cucumber wasn’t always so beloved. Jane Ziegelman writes that the pickle was once viewed as a stimulant and consumption was frowned upon.

The title of Mark Bittman’s Opinionator piece this week, “Can Big Food Regulate Itself? Fat Chance,” says it all.

Was the issue of boycotting Israeli products at the Park Slope Food Co-op every really resolved? The New York Observer isn’t quite sure.

Bon Appetit takes a look at the blog Pork Memoirs: The Stories Behind a Culturally Complicated Meat where Jews, and some others, share stories of their relationships with pork.

The Kosher Eye shares nine vegetarian recipes for the nine days of Av.

The long awaited second location of the 2nd Avenue Deli will finally open its doors on the Upper East Side on August 16 according to Grub Street.

Dough from three different loafs is braided together to make an unusual challah on Serious Eats


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