Posts Tagged: Chocolate Results 46
When one of my sons (I won’t say which, to protect his anonymity) was small, if asked what he wanted to be when he grew up, his answer was always the same: an astronaut, a chef and a daddy. I wonder how many people, asked that very question, would answer “a rabbi and a chocolate expert.” Deborah Prinz did — and that is indeed what she became.
Israel: a land flowing with milk and honey or, more literally, a land filled with cranes and beautiful, shirtless youths. Israelis and Jewish Americans are immensely proud of Israel’s accomplishments, specifically its junk food, for good reason. We describe Bamba, Aroma ice cafe, and bagged “shoko” as food of the gods. But sometimes, enthusiasm for Israeli products goes too far.
True chocolate lovers like me have long bemoaned the dearth of chocolates that properly symbolized a sweet New Year. Indeed honey and chocolate always seemed to keep a healthy distance from one another. This year — finally! — Rosh Hashanah’s traditional honey meets chocolate for the High Holidays in the form of several new goodies.
Wandering the aisles of the Specialty Food Association’s Summer Fancy Food Show at Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City, I visited as many chocolate vendors as possible — close to 30. Making my way from one delicious booth to the next, I noticed a trend of companies displaying multiple certifications and claims on their chocolate products, more than in previous years.
Sleepaway camps are great: The kids get to run around and be one with nature; while you, the parent, get to enjoy your summer free of kvetchy heat-stroke-afflicted children.