Food

Four hostages dead as kosher supermarket siege ends

By Sandy Rashty, January 9, 2015

Four hostages were killed as police ended a siege in a Parisian kosher supermarket today.

One of the terrorists responsible, Amedy Coulibaly, was killed by police.

Two police officers were injured in the raid.

Shortly before police entered, six explosions were heard emanating from the supermarket.

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Foodie friends serve up restaurant advice

By Naomi Firsht, December 31, 2014

Visitors to Tel Aviv now have extra help choosing where to eat thanks to two young foodies from London.

Natalie Kanfer, 21, and Leah Berwald, 22, have set up the Tel Aveat website which reviews and recommends eateries in the city.

Ms Berwald said: “I realised there was a gap in the market for a website or blog in English about food in Tel Aviv.”

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How to beat the boycott — and help the homeless

December 4, 2014

Pro-israel activists have come up with a novel way to say ‘No’ to boycott campaigners and help the homeless at the same time — and the JC is proud to lend its support.

Grassroots group Sussex Friends of Israel is urging people around the country to buy Israeli products and donate them to homeless charities.

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The salmon that tastes like bacon

By Rosa Doherty, October 22, 2014

It may sound a fishy idea but a food manufacture has come up with smoked salmon that tastes like bacon.

American company MacKnight developed the product as a healthy alternative to the fatty non-kosher food.

The company plans to launch “smoked salmon bacon” in UK supermarkets and restaurants following its success in the US, Canada, Hong Kong and — the home of bacon — Denmark.

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Bearing fruit: The ‘super’ berry that changed a couple’s life

By Sandy Rashty, October 17, 2014

Nine years ago, timber merchant Simon Fineman took a trip that was to change his life.

He had planned to go sailing in Norway with his wife Evie and their sons. But when weather forecasts predicted storms, he decided to play safe and go to a friend’s holiday home in Canada instead.

And they liked it so much they decided to buy a small farm in Nova Scotia with room for an orchard.

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It’s a whole new world as health charity gets down to business

By Candice Krieger, October 10, 2014

Tamara Arbib is one determined mumpreneur — and she’s set on bringing nutrition to the masses.

For five years, she desperately tried to promote healthy eating through her charity, A Team Foundation.

But her efforts were washed out by big businesses looking to do the same.

Arbib, who set up the charity with her husband Ben, believed that their outreach was limited.

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Dining in at last at Clore Shalom

By Naomi Firsht, October 7, 2014

Children at Clore Shalom Primary in Herts will be able to enjoy hot kosher lunches thanks to the opening of its first kitchen, 11 years after the school's establishment. Until now, pupils have had to bring in vegetarian packed lunches.

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The Jewish food taste test

September 30, 2014
Watch the reaction of people who are not Jewish trying haimishe cooking for the first time.

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Israeli Jews boycotting Arab businesses

By Sandy Rashty, September 30, 2014

A survey of Israeli Jewish consumers found that 24 per cent are boycotting Arab businesses.

The telephone survey, conducted by Geocartagraphia, found that the figure had fallen since Operation Protective Edge, when that 29 per cent said they would boycott Arab businesses.

According to a report on Globes, the figures tally with a fall in sales at Arab supermarkets.

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