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Why Some Israeli Yogurts Aren’t Really Yogurt

There was a surprise in store for me when I scrutinized the yogurt (יוֹגוּרט – yogurt) container.  What I discovered might surprise you, too. In the United States in the late ’70s, Dannon yogurt featured commercials extolling the longevity of Soviet

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Why you want grass-fed butter and where to find it in Israel

One of the important foods that people often search for is butter (חֶמאָה – chem’ah) from pastured cows because it is a rich source of  Vitamins A, D, and K2, as well as many other nutrients. The color of the butter

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Kitchen Sink Salad

Well, okay… Everything but the kitchen sink. In the run-up before Pesach, or any time you might have little bits of food left over that you don’t want to throw out, turn them into a salad. (This also works for

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The Ins and Outs of Buying and Storing Garlic in Israel

That stinky bulb of garlic, yes -the one that gives you the dreaded “garlic breath” –  plays a major role in Israeli cuisine. Ubiquitous in Israeli supermarkets, green grocers, and open air markets, heads (bulbs) of garlic are sold loose, in

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How to Prevent Pesach Constipation and Weight Gain

Now we are starting to make our Pesach lists and of course, matzah is on top. Necessary for the seder (or sedarim outside of Israel) it not only substitutes for bread, but if you are creative, it also substitutes for

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