Two-week-old Shalom Japan's concept sounds like the set-up to a bad joke (so a Japanese and Jewish person walk into a bar...). Per the restaurant's website, it's serving "authentically inauthentic Japanese and Jewish food in South Williamsburg from chefs Aaron Israel and Sawako Okochi," which makes ... More >>
Maury Rubin, owner of City Bakery and Birdbath, grew up eating coconut macaroons--the ultimate Passover dessert--from a Manischewitz can. Years later, he introduced a more refined version at his baked goods empire in Lower Manhattan. The huge, pyramid-shaped monsters are browned on each corner to cr ... More >>
The cardboard-like crackers on Seder plates are a Passover requirement, but typically a dry and flavorless one. Not anymore. Vermont's Naga Bakehouse is baking a new small-batch matzo -- aptly monikered Vermatzah -- by sifting locally-sourced wheat with nutty emmer, the ancient grain better known as ... More >>
Tonight marks the seventh night of Hanukkah and, if you've been observing the holidays, you're probably ready to do something other than marvel at lights and pretend like you wanted those socks. But it's Friday! And before you pack up the menorah, make like a Maccabee and play Power Dreidel. Here's ... More >>
Jackie Hoffman is bringing back her hilarious A Chanukah Carol in which the famed kvetchaholic rethinks her life after being visited by Ghosts of Chanuah Past, Present, and Future, and Molly Picon. As a Dickens musical, this will made Edwin Drool while putting a cocktail Oliver in your Manischewitz ... More >>
Lauren ShockeyWWJE? (What Would Jesus Eat?)Ah, Passover. When it comes to Jewish holidays, this one isn't as culinarily exciting as say, Purim (which involves getting drunkie drunk and eating hamentaschen), or Hanukkah (one word: latkes). However, food plays an important part of the ritual ... More >>
Yes, the matzohs are still waiting expectantly to be purchased, but they don't want you to be price-gouged. On the first of March, Fork in the Road instituted our matzoh price watch, in which we report the prices being charged for matzohs around town as Passover approaches. We've added more ... More >>
You choice may be slender at some supermarkets, but expect it to fatten as Passover approaches. Passover doesn't begin this year till March 30, but already some supermarkets downtown are trundling out their matzoh displays.
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Sharyn Jackson is your American Idol host for season eight. This week: the Top 11! all photos by Ray Mickshaw / FOXMegan Joy: We are not a fan Welcome to another two hours of Tuesday night Idolatry. We start with a dramatic opening monologue by Ryan Seacrest and then, once again, the judges are an ... More >>
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