The first thing that caught my eye when I entered the new Sababa restaurant in San Francisco was an old advertising poster for Jaffa oranges — showing an Arab orange vendor sitting on a blanket smoking a hookah with a fellow Arab who has ridden up on a donkey. It harkened back to a different time, before Israel was Israel.
Last week, my family and I flew to Poland to attend the Jewish Culture Festival in Krakow. Now in its 26th year, the festival brings together thousands of musicians, artists and fans from around the city and globe to explore Krakow’s storied — and largely lost — Jewish past, and celebrate with more than a week of vibrant cultural events and concerts centered in the old (and now exceedingly hip) Jewish neighborhood, Kazimierz.
Just when you recovered from the long weekend comes World Chocolate Day on July 7th. And Israeli-owned chocolate emporium Max Brenner in New York’s Union Square is stepping up to the plate with a Pina Chocolada drink, Melting Chocolate Truffle cake and, um, chocolate syringes.
Author and foodie Suzanne Parker, who splits her time between Queens and Woodstock, New York, is offering Cooking Classes with a View at her upstate home.
Zagat released its annual 30 under 30 list for New York, and many of the names should sound familiar to Forward fans.