Food

MasterChef with a master plan

By Victoria Prever, May 6, 2016

Dr Nof Atamna-Ismaeel is an impressive lady. The 35 year-old mother of three (under nines) not only triumphed in the Israeli version of MasterChef in 2014, but also has a doctorate in microbiology. The victory, in which she saw off 4,000 keen foodies, enabled her to build herself a career in food.

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The hot new loaf courtesy of Bubbe

By Felicity Spector, May 4, 2016

A cake which has a rich history and a vibrant future. Babka is taking over the baking world, one glorious slice at a time.

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How to set yourself free this Passover

By Jessica Weinstein and Victoria Prever, April 21, 2016

Keeping Pesach can be stressful for most of us but it is even more challenging for people on specialist diets.

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Ready steady EAT

By Nathan Jeffay, April 19, 2016

It is a reprieve from all that cleaning and preparing for Passover in Britain but it's not quite the full-service hotel experience. How can you make Passover in your holiday home or rental flat without getting tied to the kitchen? If you eat kosher, restaurantsare out of the question for the Seder and other festival meals. But you can book into hotels for Sedarim or for a few meals.

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JC Pesach Recipe exchange

By Victoria Prever, April 14, 2016

What are you going to cook for Passover? We’ve been talking about little else here at JC Food for weeks. Chopped or fried? Ottolenghi or Evelyn Rose? Can you get kosher coconut oil?

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Hot news on picnics this Pesach

April 5, 2016

For Brits, a matzah ramble generally involves refreshments of matzah, cheese, a hard-boiled egg, a fishball iif you are lucky, almond macaroons and chocolate. Pretty modest fare. Not so for Israelis.

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Why is this Seder different from all others?

By Victoria Prever, April 1, 2016

It's a night different from all others, but some Seders are even more unusual.

You won't find many of the usual suspects on Ines Arntz Romanelli's Seder plate. The chef was born in Brazil - of a Jewish mother and Italian father - and is an advocate of a raw, vegan lifestyle, which carries through into her Seder night meal.

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A book of recipes to celebrate a mother’s passion for food - and for life

By Victoria Prever, March 31, 2016

The day after Dani Tucker’s mother, Sharon (Shally) died, Dani returned from the hospital to find all her mother’s handwritten recipe books laid out on her dining room table.

“I’d not been there for a week, as we’d been at Mom’s bedside all that time” explains the bubbly 32 year-old North West Londoner, “so I had no idea how the books had got there.”

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A new look for Pesach menu classics

March 29, 2016

While Israeli hotels are always looking for new ways to pamper their Passover visitors, they have discovered that guests actually prefer traditional festival cuisine, albeit with a modern interpretation.

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Evelyn Rose: still simply the best

By Victoria Prever, March 23, 2016

Lemon drizzle cake is one of the UK's favourite bakes. According to Judi Rose, we have her mother, Evelyn, to thank for this sweet, yet tangy treat.

"She introduced it to the UK as her Luscious Lemon Cake," explains daughter, Judi. "And now there's a version on every supermarket or snack bar shelf."

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