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Mixing Bowl: Jami Attenberg's Pickles, Latke Fest

By Blair Thornburgh

Mixing Bowl: Jami Attenberg's Pickles, Latke Fest
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]Read More


Mixing Bowl: Nate Silver's Burrito Blog, Reubans

By Blair Thornburgh

Mixing Bowl: Nate Silver's Burrito Blog, Reubans
Take a tasty tour through New York’s Holyland Market for Israeli staples from amba to za’atar. [Serious Eats]Read More


Women ARE Funny. I'm Proof.

By Blair Thornburgh

Women ARE Funny. I'm Proof.
The best class I took in my last quarter of college didn’t have tests or quizzes. The teacher made us laugh. Our homework was (literally!) fun. And the final exam was an oral presentation… in the back of a bar. Bad grades? Not an issue. Bad jokes? Now that was something to stress over.Read More


Q&A: Avoiding the Lunch Box Blues

By Blair Thornburgh

Q&A: Avoiding the Lunch Box Blues
As food editor for the Associated Press, it’s no surprise that J.M. Hirsch spends his days writing about food. But he’s become known on the Internet for an interesting twist on his day job: lunch blogger. Hirsch began his popular “Lunch Box Blues” website about the seemingly straightforward task that parents know is anything but simple: packing his eight-year-old son Parker’s lunch every day. On the blog, he chronicles everything — from the vegetable victories to the lonesome leftovers —five days a week. The Jew and the Carrot spoke with Hirsch by phone about all things lunch: prepping, packing, and the perils of PB&J.Read More


Remembering Our Fallen

By Maia Efrem, Blair Thornburgh, Andrea Palatnik and Seth Berkman

Remembering Our Fallen
Of the 6,500 American service members who have died fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan, 50 called themselves Jews. We profile 13 who died or whose Jewish identity became known this year.Read More






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