TEL AVIV — An Israeli company whose technology made a splash at last week’s AIPAC conference has signed deals to produce drinking water — by extracting it from the air — in India and Vietnam, two countries that have long faced shortages. Water Gen inked an agreement last week with India’s second largest solar company…
The debate whether to boycott Israeli products at the Park Slope Food Co-op continues. [WNYC].
As much of New York City mourned the closing of the Upper West Side location of H&H bagels, the quintessential New York bagel shop, the City Room took a look at the state of the bagel in 2011. Check out what critic Mimi Sheraton had to say.
Have you ever been in a room filled with 5,000 farmers, activists, chefs and educators from over 150 countries? Until two weeks ago, I could never have imagined such an occurrence. However, having just returned from Terra Madre, the bi-annual international gathering of Slow Food International — a 10,000-member organization founded to counteract the rise in fast food — I can tell you it’s one amazing experience.
• Beer might be the “in” drink of the moment, but it goes back as far as ancient Israel. The Biblical Archeology Review this month traces the bubbly drink’s roots in “Did the Ancient Israelites Drink Beer?”.
In the world of Jewish food, the iconic deli and the sustainable food movement seem like strange bedfellows. But in a post-Alice Waters world such is no longer the case, at least according to an article by Julia Moskin, “Can the Jewish Deli Be Reformed?” in today’s New York Times.