“There will come a day when a carrot, freshly observed, will spark a revolution.”- Paul Cezanne
In September 2010 Forward and Hazon partnered to re-launch The Jew and the Carrot on Forward.com, creating a new space online to discuss the breadth of the Jewish food world, including news, recipes, cookbook reviews, interviews with Jewish foodies, discussion of issues, and unique coverage for the Jewish holidays.
The expanded blog combines Hazon’s expertise and dedication to the New Jewish Food Movement with the Forward’s award-winning journalism and commitment to Jewish culture and tradition. Its editors and writers hope to inspire you to love food as much as they do.
If your body is hungry, check out our Yid.Dish Recipe Box, a virtual recipe box filled with hundreds of delicious recipes, from the Forward and The Jew and the Carrot’s archives. And if your mind is hungry, check back and peruse our Kitchen Bookshelf for new food books and cookbooks that our writers and editor are devouring.
You can read blog posts ranging from explanations of how to make kosher Vietnamese sandwiches, Banh Mi to explorations of Mexican pastrami. You can listen to a podcast with Forward ingredients columnist (and founding JCarrot editor) Leah Koenig, watch a Yiddish cooking show and cook from a menu for a Persian-inspired Rosh Hashanah meal.
It is with the Cezanne quote above in mind that the Jew and the Carrot, which was founded in November 2006 as a project of Hazon, launched to spark a revolution in the Jewish food world and create an online space for a discussion on Jews, food and sustainability. In 2007, the blog was named “Best New Blog” and “Best Kosher Food/Recipe Blog” in the Jewish and Israeli Blog Awards.
The Jew and the Carrot joins the Forward’s growing family of popular, award-winning blogs on women’s issues, arts, opinion and popular culture.
We look forward to continuing the discussion of Jewish food on Forward.com and hearing what you’re growing, cooking and eating.
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Would you try one?
Should not believing in God be an impediment for conversion?
Rabbi Andy Bachman says no: http://jd.fo/t1iAg
Benjamin Netanyahu confirmed that he will be absent from Nelson Mandela's memorial service this week, citing the high cost of travel.
Is it all about the taxpayers' best interest? Or is there something deeper going on?
"Yoo Hoo, Mrs. Goldberg!"
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Details here: http://jd.fo/h1f3S
What are your favorite Jewish cookbooks?
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Have you tried one?
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The Council of Jews in Germany receives a river of hate mail.
Disturbingly, a study shows that 60% of the letters come from well-educated Germans, including some university professors: http://jd.fo/t1for
Does that number surprise you? Share your reactions in the comments.
"Also, one will beautify [Shabbat candle lighting] when the wick is made from cotton, flax or cannabis…”
While researching #Shabbat customs, Yosef Glassman came across this reference. It sent him on a mission to learn about the biblical history of weed: http://jd.fo/j1d05
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Find out: http://jd.fo/a1Voc
Greek geometricians like Euclid knew that letters could be used to solve numerical problems.
Philologos explains how rabbis do the same with the Hebrew alphabet: http://jd.fo/i1d9n
What does the Bible say about contraception?
Rabbi Danya Ruttenberg explains: http://jd.fo/f1cV9
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The beloved facial hair that has become Saul Berenson's trademark look on "Homeland," is no more: http://jd.fo/h1cpf
Once, there was a less-complicated time when Jewish and African freedom struggles went hand in hand.
J.J. Goldberg recalls memories of Mandela from a Zionist childhood: http://jd.fo/e1VRI