Food

Why I was afraid of the kitchen

By Michael Leventhal, October 3, 2013

Student and gourmet are words with little to connect them. Most students reputedly exist on a diet of baked beans and take-aways.

James Eder who, with brother Michael, co-founded website www.studentbeans.com was no exception.
The brothers grew up in a home where both parents loved to cook.

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Man in the kitchen: university challenge

By Simon Round, September 30, 2013

This is a big week for youngsters up and down the country as the start of the university year looms. There are challenges for everyone in their fresher year.

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What it means when your doctor says . . . . please be a jeans genius

September 18, 2013

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.

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Would anyone pay to eat your home cooking?

By Michael Leventhal, September 17, 2013

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.

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Away we pho after the fast

By Simon Round, September 9, 2013

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.

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Man in the kitchen: how to curry flavour

By Simon Round, August 26, 2013

People always think of curry as a man thing. Perhaps this is because of its associations with Saturday night drinking sessions and testosterone-fuelled chilli eating competitions.

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Spice up your New Year celebrations

August 22, 2013

Silvia Nacamulli’s
Spicy harissa

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If mealtimes are messy — make them muck in

By Justine Kanter, August 21, 2013

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.

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Kosher Bites - Kosher popping up all over the place

By Michael Leventhal, August 8, 2013

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.

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The fish dish only Jews leave cold

By Anna Sheinman, August 8, 2013

“The fish must be market fresh and the batter crisp and light. I have cod battered, but haddock in matzah meal, cod is just too thick for that. I like my chips dry and slightly crisp with lots of hot fluffy potato in the centre and only fried once. Malt vinegar, followed by salt, because if you put salt on first the vinegar washes it away.

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