The great New Year bake-off

By Anthea Gerrie, September 13, 2012

Every September since Israeli cake maestro Roy Levy was lured to Britain by the Gail’s bakery empire, he finds himself in demand.


The couple defying Munich’s Nazi legacy with meatballs and dumplings

By Monica Porter, September 6, 2012

Of all the cities in which a Jewish Holocaust survivor might choose to open a restaurant, a mere 15 years after the end of the Second World War, Munich, birthplace of the Nazi movement, would be the least appealing option. At least, you would think so.


The (strictly kosher) ice cream van is here!

By Anna Sheinman, August 22, 2012

American newspaper The Jewish Daily Forward have made a video about one of New York's few strictly kosher ice cream trucks.


How to eat well: When bacteria is good for you

By Ian Marber, August 3, 2012

When I started my career as a nutrition practitioner in 1997, clients consulted with me for advice on a variety of health issues ranging from joint problems to weight loss. In those days, cases of bloating were few and far between, but 15 years later, they are so widespread that they have become the number one reason for seeking nutrition advice.


Nutrition: the facts about fats

By Ian Marber, July 5, 2012

Entire books have been written about dietary fats, but the truth is that while few of us need to know the intricacies, we should know the basics. So here are some brief facts about the fats in food:


Confessions of a liver chopaholic

By David Robson, June 21, 2012

To those of you who have been up to your elbows in it every week since forever, this will sound ridiculous but I have just discovered the joys of making chopped liver and it has done me the power of good. High cholesterol? We’ll leave that on the side of the plate.


Natalie Portman, the baby and the vegan restaurant bill

By Jennifer Lipman, June 15, 2012

For any new mother, taking their baby son to a restaurant is fraught with challenges, But actress Natalie Portman proved adept at dealing with a room full of disgruntled diners last week.

Her son Alef, who is nearly a year old, was apparently not as enamoured with the menu at a vegan deli in Los Angeles as his mother was, and refused to stop crying.


Journalist Giles Coren faces Press Complaints Commission over restaurant column

By Marcus Dysch, June 14, 2012

Journalist Giles Coren has been reported to the Press Complaints Commission by a Holocaust survivor who was offended by a column about a restaurant popular with Jewish pensioners.

Mr Coren’s colourful attack on the Oslo Court restaurant in St John’s Wood, north west London, featured in his Times column last month.


Falafel fun as fans unite for chickpea celebration day

By Josh Jackman, June 12, 2012

It's International Falafel Day! The day of the deep-fried chickpea balls is finally upon us. Falafels may have been enjoyed for hundreds of years, but this is the first time they have been allocated their very own place in the calendar.


Kosher chocolate chip change causes controversy

By Jennifer Lipman, May 24, 2012

Jewish cooks across the US have been left distraught after a popular brand of chocolate chips was stripped of its "parev" label.

The Trader Joe's semisweet chocolate chips have long been a staple of the kosher kitchen, with people using them to whip up all manner of milk-free desserts.