You know that thing where you come up with a great idea and think, “I’m not going to do that, but somebody definitely should.” That’s how I feel about BreakFestival, a two-day breakfast extravaganza that will be held in New York City over Labor Day weekend.
JTA — Among those who don’t keep kosher, few food items ignite passion the way bacon does. So when the website Extra Crispy announced in June that it was searching for a Bacon Critic — yes, with capital letters — some 1,500 eager pork lovers applied for their dream job.
When her new chocolate company needed a name, Sara Meyer and her husband, Corey, decided to connect it to his maternal grandmother — Faigele/Faigy/Fay, meaning little bird in Yiddish — and her love of chocolate. Both are memorialized in the name they came up with: Little Bird. While Fay usually kept several boxes of random chocolate open at any given time in her home, Little Bird’s Curious Confections prefers its proprietary Belgian, sustainable chocolate and natural ingredients to produce its Fire Bites and Fire Barks, all with candied jalepeños.
Kosher-observant Jews will, for the first time ever, be able to buy food at the New York State Fair this summer. And not just any food, but deep-fried matzo balls with ranch dressing.