Archive for May, 2013

BABA RESTAURANT

Located on Emek Refaim (restaurant row), Baba bills itself as an authentic Israeli restaurant. We are not sure just what that means. Does a multitude of hummus dishes make it authentically Israeli? We found the food to be not very good. The felafel balls were pretty much the worst we have ever had anywhere in […]

Posted on May 31, 2013 at 12:04 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
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BREAKFAST AT GREG’S IN THE MAMILLA MALL

Three of us went to Greg’s for breakfast. The food was amazing. The bread tray was filled with the most delicious, crispy loaf of bread as well as slices of whole wheat bread. The coffee was excellent and the barista was clearly a talented artist! One of us had the HUGE breakfast salad. It looked […]

Posted on May 30, 2013 at 12:04 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
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ISRAELI SALAD AND COUSCOUS

FROM MY JEWISH LEARNING Ingredients 1 cup Israeli cous cous 1 Tbsp olive oil 1 tsp salt 1 1/4 cup water 1 yellow or orange bell pepper, diced 1 scallion, white and green parts diced 2 Tbsp diced red onion 3/4 cup diced cucumber 3/4 cup diced cherry tomatoes 1/4 cup finely chopped fresh parsley […]

Posted on May 29, 2013 at 12:04 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
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SIGH– MORE PRICE INCREASES

peaches An estimated three-fourths of the Texas fresh-market peach crop is lost to a severe freeze. Temperatures in the low 20s in late March destroyed about 90% of peaches in the Fredericksburg, Texas, area, home to about half of Texas’ 3,000 fresh-market peach acres, said Dan Rohrer, president of Fredericksburg-based Rocky Hill Orchard and president […]

Posted on May 28, 2013 at 12:04 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
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ANGELICA- CHEF RESTAURANT

This was our last time to eat in Angelica in its present location. They are moving soon to a new and much larger location. Frankly, we love eating at Angelica. It is a very upscale dining experience at a very reasonable price. Three of us had appetizers, dinners, four cups of wine and two desserts. […]

Posted on May 27, 2013 at 12:04 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
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SHUFERSOL IN TALPIOT

Supermarkets in Israel are much like their American counterparts. Yet, in some ways, they are uniquely Israeli. We often shop at the Shufersol in Talpiyot, a most impressive store. Of course, there is the organic section and the bulk products section. Additionally, that store has a full department dedicated to appliances for the home both […]

Posted on May 24, 2013 at 12:04 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
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TOFURKY BRAND TO GO KOSHER

FROM KOSHER TODAY (MAY 20) Tofurky, a manufacturer of vegetarian products, located one mile east of Oregon, is looking to the lucrative kosher market to continue to expand its rapidly growing line of Tofurky deli products as well as those made with Tempeh, a cultured cake of beans and/or grains that has been a staple […]

Posted on May 23, 2013 at 12:04 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
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MOLECULAR GASTRONOMY IN ISRAEL

FROM TABLET MAGAZINE Over the past two decades, molecular gastronomy has changed the way influential chefs cook in many parts of the world. Thanks to a recently opened store and a soon-to-open restaurant, Israel is finally starting to catch up to this weird world of experimental cooking. Molecular gastronomy, a term coined in 1992 by […]

Posted on May 22, 2013 at 12:04 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
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ON THE ROAD AGAIN!

Travel day today. We are off to Jerusalem for a quick visit. Of course, we are flying El Al Business Class and fully expect to get the usual royal treatment for which they are justly famous! Every time we fly Business, we order the meat meal. Every time we get the same mystery meat, just […]

Posted on May 20, 2013 at 12:04 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
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STONYFIELD GREEK FROZEN YOGURT

There’s a new product in the freezer department. Totally organic. Totally tasty. Totally good for you. Stonyfield introduces Greek Frozen Yogurt. Certification is OU-D. Check out these flavors: Vanilla Chocolate Honey Blueberry Super Fruits Mango These are fat free, 100% organic, contain 6 grams of protein, 5 live and active cultures, and they come in […]

Posted on May 17, 2013 at 12:04 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
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