When I was in junior high, my family moved to Hawaii, and I was enrolled in a school where I was often the only white student in my classes. At lunch, I would play cards -- Hearts mostly -- with a group of Japanese girls who took pity on the new kid. Trouble was, like all the other kids, they spoke ... More >>
Just because you need to eat gluten-free, doesn't mean you have to skip Passover at your Bubbe's.
Manischewitz, the world's largest matzo manufacturer, has a new line of gluten-free products just in time for the holiday.
Manischewitz was founded by Rabbi Dov Behr Manischewitz in 1888 in a small Ci ... More >>
Ah, the holidays. Christmas is all about love, sharing, sweetness and light -- and keeping the antacids handy. In keeping with the spirit of the season, Chow Bella presents "Eating Christmas," in which some of our favorite writers nosh on the real lessons we learn this time of year. Today, we begin ... More >>
From left: Jackie Mercandetti,loloschickenandwaffles.com, epicurious.com, foodnetwork.comThe first night of Hanukkah is history, meaning that by now you've probably fried up your fair share of latkes -- or, if you're like me, narrowly avoided a fist fight at Trader Joe's yesterday afternoo ... More >>
Sorry to disappoint, but no, we're not indulging in pot brownies or some other drug-laced food during the Festival of Lights. This is a serious religious holiday, folks. So for this week's Battle of the Dishes, we're clogging our stomachs and arteries with greasy donuts!
Apparently, oil-fr ... More >>
It took me 43 years to get over my fear of matzoh balls. Making them, that is, not eating them. I've eaten my fair share of the Jewish dumplings over the years -- in many homes, in many delis.
And one thing that my collective experience (both making and eating) has taught me is t ... More >>
The Seder Table: There's matzoh under that cryptic cover.
The Passover seder -- simply put, a Jewish ceremony commemorating the Israelites' exodus from Egypt -- is all about suffering. There's a lot of talk of plagues like boils and lice, you eat bitter herbs and, traditionally, the ... More >>
In the 24-hour news cycle it can be difficult to keep up. We have the solution. Check back on Valley Fever every evening for highlights from each of New Times' blogs. Today's entries:
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First Friday Celebration of Al Beadle at Phoenix Metro Retro
Incoming: Justin Bieber, Green ... More >>