As Thanksgiving nears, most of us are laser-focused on preparing (or procuring) the big turkey dinner.
A recent email from food-rescue organization City Harvest about kosher-turkey distribution at Thanksgiving revealed a staggering figure: There are more than half a million food-insecure poor or near-poor Jews in New York City.
This article originally appeared in the Yiddish Forverts.
Christmas reputedly has 12 nights, with calling birds, milking maids and leaping lords. Hanukkah has only eight, but during those nights we get straight to the heart of what gets those lords a-leaping. Here’s a whiskey guide to the eight nights. Remember, imbibe responsibly and don’t drink and fry.
At Kosherfest, the annual specialty food show held last week at the Meadowlands, mounds of blintzes, farmed lox, bagels and pareve desserts attracted attendees. There was falafel along with many other fried foods. I steered myself away from all of those so that I could sample the chocolate — only the chocolate.