As the Republican National Convention winds down, it’s safe to say that some of what went down wasn’t exactly kosher. But the food was a different story.
“First of all, it’s all delicious,” Mimi Sheraton said of the beautiful Middle-Eastern spread set before us at Dizengoff NYC — when we finally paused from our avid eating long enough to assess the situation. “Earthy, exotic, a very different flavor palate from what we think of in this country as Jewish cooking.”
The first time I tried rugelach from Marzipan Bakery was not in Israel, where the famous bakery is located, but in an office in Midtown Manhattan. A then-coworker of mine had schlepped home two kilos (more than 4 pounds) of the chocolate swirled pastries in his carryon and was gleefully handing them out like an overeager salesman. “These are without question the best rugelach you will ever eat,” he promised.
Early Mercy, a new hotspoton Toronto’s hip King Street West, has been accused of copying art by Tel Aviv artist Amit Shimoni for its walls. Amit Shimoni’s Hipstory portrait series recasts historical figures as contemporary hipsters.