Jeffrey Yoskowitz


Eating Pork Can Be Ethical — Not Kosher

By Jeffrey Yoskowitz

Eating Pork Can Be Ethical — Not Kosher
In an interview with the Forward, Michael Pollan said “semi-jokingly” that “it might be time to reconsider pork as treyf,” or so he said at a synagogue lecture to get some laughs. He also mentioned that he had a family pig named Kosher.Read More


Cookie Chronicles: Oreos and (Jewish) Identity

By Jeffrey Yoskowitz

In honor of the 100th anniversary of the Oreo this week, writer Jeffrey Yoskowitz ruminates on the cookie’s unique legacy. When the Nabisco corporation released kosher Oreos in 1998, it was only after one of the most expensive kosher transformations in corporate history. The result: An iconic American snack food that was once manufactured with lard was finally accessible to the Jewish community. Read More


Getting Back to Their Roots

By Jeffrey Yoskowitz

Getting Back to Their Roots
Israeli chefs are looking to their country’s short culinary history for inspiration, helping Israeli food find confidence in its local flavors.Read More


Rosh Hashanah: Honey Advisory

By Jeffrey Yoskowitz

Rosh Hashanah: Honey Advisory
A few years ago, before beekeeping was legalized in New York, I purchased the last Brooklyn Bee honey of the season from rooftop beekeeper John Howe. In addition to showcasing a unique, hard-to-find urban honey for my family, my goal was to make a statement at the Rosh Hashanah table about the value of small-scale agriculture and the high quality of local honey…from bees pollinating my own backyard.Read More


UC Davis on the Front Lines of the Food Revolution

By Jeffrey Yoskowitz

UC Davis on the Front Lines of the Food Revolution
I just came back from an inspiring tour of University of California Davis’ food science program led by Sean Lafond, a Ph.D student in food sciences, who recently prepared tomato ice cream as a fun experiment in his home. “It tasted like tomato ice cream,” he said, though he doesn’t usually dabble in experimental ice creams, like the avocado ice cream made in one of the test kitchens by another researcher.Read More



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