Even before they joined forces to establish Standout Public Relations, a PR company for the restaurant industry, Julie Melnick and Jennie Kuperstein had a lot in common, including strong Jewish identity.
In 2018, Rabbi Shmuel Herzfeld and Maharat Ruth Friedman of Ohev Shalom teamed up to establish DC Kosher, which certifies vegan and vegetarian restaurants, offering more kosher options in the DMV.
Israel has always had a wide variety of kosher options (certainly more than the DC area), but these days they’re more creative, diverse and representative of international cuisines than ever before.
DC’s favorite fast-casual restaurant, Shouk, shows that plant-based, kosher food can be flavorful, satisfying and loved by all, even those who aren’t vegan. Andrew visits and shares what’s new for the company.
Israeli Soul, a new book from the duo behind Zahav, Dizengoff, and several other restaurants in Philadelphia, is out this week. This time the focus is on simple dishes for home cooks.
Allie chats with Ellen Kassoff Gray of Equinox, Harvest Moon Hospitality Group, Manna and many other DC food landmarks about Jewish comfort food and a hot new vegan “egg” product.
For as long as Andrew Dana can remember, his father, an attorney, has wanted to open a Jewish deli. Instead, Andrew recently made that dream a reality with Call Your Mother.
We bid adieu to JFE® director Paul Entis, the creative mind behind many inspiring events and fruitful partnerships and collaborations, who left his position last month to pursue new adventures.
After last year’s kugel success, this year’s Eat Well, Do Justice! (September 17th) will feature creative takes on blintzes to raise funds for Tzedek DC’s work helping low-income DC residents fight debt-related crises.
Every year chefs, farmers, writers, environmentalists, activists and others gather at the Hazon Food Conference for inspiring and educational workshops, demos and discussions about Jewish food. This year’s is August 1–5.