Women and Matza: Food, Work, and Pesach Memories

Women and Matza - Dr. Elizabeth LaCouture

An introductory note from Jewish Food Hero: I am excited to have Dr. Elizabeth LaCouture share a Passover food story from Hong Kong, and reflect on our relationship with making matza. Elizabeth LaCouture is a contributor to Jewish Food Hero’s forthcoming book Women and the Talmud. She is the founding director of the Gender Studies […]

Eco-Kashrut Question: Beit Din in France

Eco-Kosher Questions At Beit Bin

Eco-Kashrut Question:  Beit Din in France is a guest post by Louis Lavis.  A note to the reader: My family and I moved from Cambodia to France this summer. When we arrived, I sent out the Jewish Food Hero newsletter as usual. Louis Lavis, a JFH Community Recipe contributor, replied to welcome me to France […]

Help Yourself to these 9 Plant-based Nutrition Books + Recipes

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I want to share 9 plant-based nutrition books and cookbooks which I love. Transitioning to a new, healthier way of eating is exciting. But it can also feel like a challenge to forego ingredients and products which we are used to cooking with and eating. The books I share here will give you ideas and […]

An Essential Guide to Ethical Kosher Today

As we start a new year, I want to share an essential guide to ethical kosher today. This post includes five simple ethical kosher actions each of us might implement these into our eating and food purchasing patterns this year. In every­day life, it is hard to realize the power of our daily food choices […]

The Essential Vegan Kosher Staples List

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This blog post is inspired by an Instagram story poll I did last week.  I asked “What vegan kosher staples have you relied on during home quarantine?” Thanks to your answers, I have compiled a list of essential vegan kosher staples to have in the cupboard or pantry.  Vegan + Kosher cookbook If this pandemic […]

9 Plant-Based Foods to Boost Your Sense of Calm

Plant based food rich in magnesium

Here are 9 plant-based foods to boost your sense of calm during the COVID-19 pandemic. A conversation I had with a friend last week inspired me to write this post.  She was telling me that the stress of COVID-19 was really making her feel agitated and she could not sleep. So the advice I am […]

Interview with Jewish Animal Welfare Expert Rabbi Shmuly Yanklowitz

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I am honored to share this interview with Jewish Animal Welfare Expert Rabbi Shmuly Yanklowitz. May this interview allow you to learn more about Jewish veganism and Jewish ethics about animal welfare. For those of you that do not know Rabbi Dr. Shmuly Yanklowitz he is the Founder & CEO of The Shamayim V’Aretz Institute, […]

8 Simple Ways Meat and Dairy Lovers Can Help the Environment

There are 8 Simple Ways Meat and Dairy Lovers Can Help the Environment and they all involve delicious food!  I wrote this article earlier this month highlighting 4 ways to eat more plant based foods to support our environment’s health. The reality is that the majority of people do eat meat, chicken, fish, eggs, and […]

What Use Is Another Book About Jewish Food Written by a Jewish Woman?

When I was trying to find female contributors for the Feeding Women of the Bible, Feeding Ourselves cookbook, I asked myself many times “What use is another book about Jewish food written by a Jewish woman?” A painful interaction with a well-known female Rabbi intensified this question. Her words were true and they stung. I […]

7 Healthy Vegetarian Meals In Battambang, Cambodia That Your Body Will Love

Battambang (បាត់ដំបង) Cambodia has a good vibe. This city in Northwestern Cambodia feels like an easy going and creative small town. It is 2.5 hours from Siem Reap, Cambodia where the Temples of Angkor Wat are located.   Activities travelers enjoy in Battambang (besides eating) are: Enjoy a night at the circus Phare Ponleu Selpak; Learning […]

My Jewish Bacon Allergy by Katia Rozenberg

“No, I can’t eat that. I’m allergic to bacon,” I said, staring at the lunch in front of me. “No, Katia, you’re not allergic. It’s because you’re Jewish,” my teacher responded, removing the BLT sandwich from my plate. That is the earliest memory I have of Judaism influencing what I eat. I was 8 years […]