Matzo is more than just Jewish flatbread

The appeal of unleavened bread might be limited. At least that’s how the food would sound to anyone unfamiliar with the thin, cracker-like matzo, a Jewish dietary staple that makes a resurgence with the arrival of Passover this time of year. The common explanation for matzo’s origins is that Israelites had little time to flee […]

Cultural comfort foods go modern

If you’ve dined in Los Angeles recently, there’s a good chance you’ve found some strange inclusions on menus.  Maybe you’ve spotted matzo ball soup, chicken and waffles or poutine. That’s because these very specific comfort foods have been taken out of their homestyle contexts and given upscale updates. Most prevalent in recent weeks has been […]