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.


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.


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.


WATCH: The Jewish food taste test

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


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.


Yotam Ottolenghi's Corsican pie with courgette flowers

September 19, 2014

In our Rosh Hashanah magazine (JC, September 19), we published a recipe for Yotam Ottolenghi's Corsican pie.

Due to a production error part of the recipe was not printed.

It should end with the following instruction:

Bake the tart for 30 minutes until the pastry is golden and cooked on the base.
Remove from the oven and brush with a little olive oil.
Serve warm or at room temperature.


Israeli cake fails to please judges on BBC’s Great British Bake Off

By Sophie Lipton, September 11, 2014

Israeli cuisine made a surprise appearance on The Great British Bake Off last night when one contestant came up with an imaginative response when asked to make a European-inspired cake.

Kate Henry, a 41 furniture restorer from Brighton, prepared an Israeli babka for the judges on the BBC 1 reality cooking show.


How the great cook-off ended in a food fight

By Rosa Doherty, July 31, 2014

A simmering row over the results of a cookery contest this week boiled over into a full-blown broiges.

Leading Jewish chefs competed in a public cook-off at June's Gefiltefest, held at LJCC.

The event was flagged as Sephardi v Ashkenazi based on the recipes and cooking styles involved.


More than just a dip

By Victoria Prever, July 24, 2014

Hummus has become part of our national diet.

While it is not the staple food it is in Israel, supermarket fridges up and down the UK brim with the chickpea-packed paste.

However, according to Christian Mouysset and Ronen Givon — owners of Hummus Bros Levantine Kitchen — what we can buy here is a far cry from the real deal.


It's shwarmaggedon as Solly's closes down

By Simon Rocker, June 6, 2014

The Mediterranean might have been far away and the double-decker buses cruising past the awnings would have reminded you that you were not in Israel. But for 24 years Solly's brought a taste of Tel Aviv to Golders Green.

Now the shwarma towers have turned for the last time as one of London's first kosher Israeli restaurants closed this week, prompting laments from loyal customers.