The Jew And The Carrot

Mixing Bowl: Jami Attenberg's Pickles, Latke Fest

By Blair Thornburgh

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Only in Brooklyn: Jami Attenberg, author of the critically-acclaimed and food-heavy novel “The Middlesteins,” makes pickles with Jeffrey Yoskowitz of the Gefilteria, a “boutique purveyor of Old World Jewish foods” [Vol. 1 Brooklyn]

A lively profile of “Tel Aviv’s favorite foodie” Gil Hovav, who makes his English cookbook debut writing as the devout (and imaginary!) orthodox woman Rebbetzin G. H. Halperin [Haaretz]

The humble bagel-and-schmear gets an explosive, dub-steppy twist in a homemade commercial for Brooklyn’s Bagelteria [Grub Street]

A beautiful and colorful vegetarian Thanksgiving table with golden beet salad, buckwheat-squash tart, and a fall greens sauté from the couple behind Sprouted Kitchen [NYTimes Well Blog]

The Food Lab fries up a new kind of Thanksgiving potato: you had us at “duck fat.” [Serious Eats]

Hanukkah heads-up: Brooklyn’s fourth-annual Latke Festival on Dec. 10 will have chefs from New York eateries like Balaboosta and Kutsher’s Tribeca frying up potato pancakes and crowning a Latke Festival Master [Great Performances]

These tempting gilded, chocolate-dipped pretzels are billed as a Hanukkah dessert — but it certainly couldn’t hurt making a few practice batches now [Montreal Gazette]


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