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chinese food

The Jewish Food Critic Who Rules Los Angeles

The Jewish Food Critic Who Rules Los Angeles

By On March 10, 2015

It’s not uncommon for new residents of Los Angeles to receive well worn copies of Jonathan Gold’s Counter Intelligence: Where to Eat in the Real Los Angeles filled with dog-eared pages and marginalia. The Pulitzer Prize-winning food… Read More


Is Chutzpah Dead?

By On March 28, 2014

When Jewish diners complete their annual tradition of eating Chinese food on Christmas, their fortunate cookies exhort them to learn Chinese. The Chinese, it seems, have also been learning Yiddish. We already know that Chinese… Read More

Ed Schoenfeld

The Man Who Introduced Matzo Balls to Moo Goo Gai Pan

By On December 25, 2013

If you ate Chinese food last night you took place in a custom as entrenched as turkey and football, as latkes and sour cream, as…pastrami and egg rolls? “My personal joke is that I learned… Read More


The Yummiest Things in the Jewniverse

By On August 27, 2012

The Jewniverse is a yummy place, so grab a fork and btayavon! Pork Memoirs—Tales of a complicated meat. A Brief History of Gefilte Fish—How do you know a gefilte fish when you see… Read More


Internment Camps

By On July 27, 2012

During World War II, Jews were rounded up by Nazis and put into concentration camps and death camps. Another type of racial profiling occurred during wartime in the United States –following the… Read More


Christmas Chess

By On December 23, 2011

There’s a lot that’s Jewish about Christmas. It’s the birthday of a Jew (Jesus)–okay, it’s probably not his real birthday, but it’s the day that most people celebrate it. And, in the contemporary Western world,… Read More


As Jewish As Chinese Food

By On July 28, 2011

“Ask yourself, what food have you eaten more recently,” says author Jennifer 8. Lee, “apple pie or Chinese food?” Chinese food, Lee says, is the most popular food in America. There are more Chinese restaurants… Read More


Theodor Herzl’s Christmas Tree

By On December 24, 2010

  Jews have devised all sorts of mechanisms for dealing with the holiday on December 25 that shuts down most of the Western world. In centuries past, Jewish communities have hid from… Read More


A Zodiac for the Jewish Deli

By On December 17, 2010

There’s always been a healthy, productive relationship between Jews and Chinese food–from Christmas dining to a mutual love for sweet & sour flavoring. L.A.-based comedian Seth Front (who’s also a rabbi’s son) took the relationship one step… Read More