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7 ways to eat a Krembo, Israel’s favorite winter snack

7 ways to eat a Krembo, Israel’s favorite winter snack

Krembo is available only from October to February, generating annual hype around this chocolate-covered, cream-filled treat on a cookie base. How do you know it’s November in Israel? When Krembo is back on grocery shelves. Like a seasonal fruit (but a whole lot less nutritious), the chocolate-coated cream treat is available for a limited time, from […]

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Kosher Food and Shabbat Arrive at World Cup in Qatar

Kosher Food and Shabbat Arrive at World Cup in Qatar

Jewish visitors line up for bagel sandwiches during the week More than 400 freshly baked challahs were enjoyed by Jewish fans and officials at the World Cup in Qatar this past Shabbat. Baked in a kitchen specially koshered by a young Chabad-Lubavitch rabbi from Turkey, it’s part of a month-long effort to make kosher food […]

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Gluten-free bakery is a sweet spot in the Western Galilee

Gluten-free bakery is a sweet spot in the Western Galilee

People come from across Israel to a town in the northwest to sample the gluten-free goodies at Tupelo Bakery. Vered Baer started experimenting with gluten-free cooking and baking when her younger sister was diagnosed with celiac disease about 20 years ago. After years of experimenting and studying, in November 2020 Baer opened Tupelo Bakery, the […]

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A Kosher Gem in the Heart of the United Nations

A Kosher Gem in the Heart of the United Nations

I recently was invited to the UN Plaza Grill to taste their culinary delights. They offer international cuisine created by award-winning chefs and are truly a hidden gem located in the heart of the United Nations area. Located in a beautiful, open space with floor-to-ceiling windows and spectacular décor, I sat in the dining room […]

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The sisters whose tahini is taking America by storm

The sisters whose tahini is taking America by storm

Soom Foods started when Jackie Zitelman’s sisters, visiting her in Israel, tasted the best carrot cake ever – and found out the secret ingredient. Ahh. That first taste of tahini. Sweet, peanut-buttery, smooth…That first taste was the moment that Jackie Zitelman’s two sisters, Shelby and Amy, will always remember from their visit to Israel. It […]

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Eating food with these 4 spices may help you lose weight

Eating food with these 4 spices may help you lose weight

Nutritionists examine the efficacy and safety of cinnamon, capsaicin, black pepper, and curcumin for weight reduction. Is it safe and effective to use spices and herbs for weight loss? Researchers from Ariel University’s department of nutritional sciences give some answers to this question in a review published in the journal Functional Foods in Health and […]

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Chickpea seeds go up in space so we can eat hummus on Mars

Chickpea seeds go up in space so we can eat hummus on Mars

Chickpea seeds to become part of the ‘Space Hummus’ project testing hydroponic techniques for plant growth in zero gravity. Should humanity ever relocate to Mars, it will likely miss a few earthly comforts. High among them will of course be hummus, the universally loved and super-nutritious chickpea spread. To avoid such a tragic fate, Israeli […]

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