I n this country, hummus is a dip to be picked up at the supermarket and eaten with a stick of carrot or celery. In Israel, however, hummus is an obsession. The trendy hummus places have queues around the block as Israelis flock to eat the best version of this seemingly humble dip.
Jeans for Genes Day takes place on Friday September 20; the simple initiative invites people to wear their jeans to work or school (probably not to shul though) in return for a donation. The vital funding from the day provides care and support of children with genetic disorders. This year, 23 charities will benefit from the funding including Jewish Genetic Disorders UK.
How important is the food that a restaurant serves? For Guy Michlin, the Israeli founder of EatWith, the food is less important than the company: the social aspect of dining is the key to creating a memorable experience.
Everyone has a different way of breaking the fast. Some like a cup of tea and a biscuit, others go for the traditional herring. A few brave souls end the fast with a shot of whisky. I can vouch for the fact that this makes you feel wonderful for about five minutes and then rather peculiar shortly afterwards.
What Jewish mother is not concerned with what her offspring eats? Coming from a culture so concerned with its stomachs, most of us know how important it is to pass on to our children the enjoyment of preparing and consuming good food.
Countless articles tell us that the best way to achieve this is by setting a lifelong example to our kids about the value of communal eating.
Kosher pop-ups are springing up everywhere. The latest is from Shana Boltin, the Australian pickle queen and cook behind www.picklenation.co.uk working with Aron Cohen. She’ll be serving creative, seasonal, vegetarian offerings. Check her blog or Twitter feed @shanabananab for information.