Savor the Season With Soup

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The Inbal Jerusalem Hotel is an award-winning, deluxe hotel situated in the heart of Jerusalem overlooking the Old City walls, and minutes away from all the major cultural and historical sites. With its Jerusalem stone exterior, the 283-room hotel is known for its intimate, authentic Jerusalem character and impeccable world-class service. The hotel was recently awarded the 2016 TripAdvisor’s Certificate of Excellence award. Previously, the property was voted the most luxurious hotel in the TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Awards, as well as the best hotel in Israel and fourth best hotel in the entire Middle East by readers of the Condé Nast Traveler magazine.

Not Your Average Kiddush Club

Written by Miriam Cleeman on . Posted in Food/Dining

While it often plays host to conferences and conventions in DC, on October 26, the JW Marriott across from the White House welcomed a different kind of celebration. Whiskey vendors from all over the country and the world were brought together with Washington drinkers for the ultimate scotch and bourbon tasting.

Apples to Apples

Written by Armand Kohn on . Posted in Food/Dining

Apple season is in full swing; local farmers markets are offering a veritable cornucopia of the fruit. With Rosh Hashanah just around the corner, it’s the perfect time to take advantage of this in-season treat, and I have some recommendations on how to get your apple fix in liquid form.

When It Comes to Kosher Food, Arlene Mathes-Scharf of Knows What’s Up

Written by Gabe Aaronson on . Posted in Food/Dining

The September 2017 Natural Products Expo East in the Baltimore Convention Center was the place to be for anyone interested in health food trends. Thousands of supermarket executives, food industry experts, and inquisitive members of the public attended the tradeshow from Sept. 13-16 to learn what the 1,500 natural product exhibitors offered.

Warm the Body and Soul With a Hot Toddy

Written by Armand Kohn on . Posted in Food/Dining

Fall is by far my favorite season. Flannel shirts, light jackets, and sweaters are my favorite wardrobe; the fall colors in the trees are gorgeous to look at; and the brisk air makes people crave warm comfort foods like hearty soups and fragrant tea.

Chef Ben Walanka Q&A

Written by Jackie Feldman on . Posted in Food/Dining

Big, brassy, and bold, chef Ben Walanka has been wowing diners since he graduated from culinary school in 2002. He even impressed host and chef extraordinaire Gordon Ramsay during his recent run on the fifth season of the hit television show Hell’s Kitchen – All Stars with his delicious food, hard work and passion in the kitchen.

Preserving a Diverse Culinary Heritage, One Recipe at a Time

Written by Jackie Feldman on . Posted in Food/Dining

Jennifer Abadi’s upcoming cookbook shines a spotlight on Jewish cuisine and culture from Africa, Asia, and Sephardic Europe.

Like many women in the Sephardic world, Jennifer Abadi realized early on that the recipes and cuisine her family brought over from Syria were in danger of extinction. While there are close to 150,000 Syrian Jews spread out across the world, many of the traditional dishes and recipes are being lost due to assimilation, newer food trends and preparation techniques, and the passage of time.

Giant Stocks up for the High Holidays

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What are generally your most popular items during the High Holiday season and why do you think that is?

The most popular items are the Yehuda glass candle, Kedem Concord Grape and Apple Juice 64-ounce bottles, Klein’s soft-serve frozen sundae (assorted flavors), Manischewitz Broad Noodles 12 ounces, Kedem tea biscuits (plain, chocolate, and vanilla), Lipton kosher onion dip, and Manischewitz medium noodles.