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‘Jew With Beans’ Is This European Country’s National Dish

By On June 2, 2017

When in Luxembourg, do as the Luxembourgers do and order a plate of — wait for it — “Judd mat Gaardebounen,” literally “Jew with Beans.” You’ll get smoked pork collar with broad… Read More

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Are Evil Sea Monkeys Kosher?

By On January 4, 2017

Ann and Jeff VanderMeer tackle tough questions in their delightful, illustrated page-turner: Could Bigfoot be served, roasted, at a seder? What about a cloven-hoofed alien? The two debate whether the 34 gloriously illustrated creatures in their The… Read More

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Yiddish, Pig Skin, and Other Surprises in Jell-O’s Troubled Jewish Past

By On August 8, 2016

Long a staple of the American Jewish desert table, Jell-O has a much more divisive and political origin story than you’d expect from a wobbly gelatinous mass. As told in Roger Horowitz’s… Read More

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Jews and Foie Gras

By On September 28, 2012

Foie gras is like fashion: one day it’s in, the next day it’s out. The state of California recently joined the list of places that have banned the production and sale of… Read More

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The Pork We Didn’t Eat

By On June 10, 2011

Earlier this year, journalist Jeffrey Yoskowitz started the site PorkMemoirs.com to be exactly what it sounds like–a collection of people’s memories about a “complicated meat.” Notably, nearly half the contributors so far are Jewish or Muslim. The… Read More

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