A visit to 2 busy markets, plus kuku sabzi, sour grapes and luscious dates
Wonderful writing Ruth, I appreciate you sharing your personal experience with kosher and the focus on curiousity and inspiration, that's very much how I approach food, too.
Always a delightful read with your newsletters and appetite inspirations! TY Ruth ❤️
Gonna have us some deli food in NY soon!
Another beautifully written, delicious and informative post, Ruth! Thank you!
Thank you, Ruth. What a fun newsletter! I do remember when Fairfax was a heavily Jewish district. When I attended Camp Ramah in the 1950s, a healthy percentage of the campers were from there.
That would be great. I spent 30 ish
Wonderful years there.❤
Great article, Ruth! Yvonne made us kuku sabzi when we met at her house recently!
Looking forward to reading about your kuku sabzi creations if you try and make it…or holler and I’ll come over and help you chop herbs
Fascinating Ruth. It makes me sad that there is not more variety in food shopping where I live! In college I visited a classmate's family on Long Island that kept a kosher kitchen, my first and only experience with keeping kosher. I do have fond memories of challah bread at the B&H Dairy on 2nd Ave in NYC that is still open today.
I've driven past for years. Now I want to stop in to try some of the products you describe. Thanks for another delicious and informative article
Ruth, if you're ever in Atlanta, there's an area in the near suburbs, Toco Hills, that's home to a large Orthodox population. It's also home to a Kroger supermarket fondly known as Kosher Kroger: it's an Atlanta tradition to nickname Kroger branches (Baby Kroger is small, Disco Kroger was next to a dance hall, and Murder Kroger was... you can guess). A few years ago, I popped into Kosher Kroger to have a look and in search of acceptable bagels. Most of the goods aren't kosher, but, sure enough, there's a separate kosher butcher counter, a selection of wrapped kosher baked goods, and a kosher Chinese takeaway. The bagels were ok, but I found better at Atlanta's only (and tiny) dedicated kosher store nearby. Keeping kosher in Atlanta requires elaborate arrangements, to say the least! Btw, it's a bit naughty of bakeries to point to their kosher ingredients, and imply they don't get a hechsher only because they open on the Sabbath. As you know, without rabbinical supervision, it ain't kosher. 😀 How does a Christian know all this stuff? Long story. 😀
Just another wonderful article!! I’m not Jewish but just love the food and that neighborhood.Last Sunday 6 of us had a long brunch at Running Goose in Hollywood starting with a appetizer the owner called Ugly carrots, if you don’t like carrots these will change your mind. One of many amazing tastes after another, a vacation out of the South Bay which you only have to forget the traffic, what’s new.
Wow...3 year koshering process? That's crazy! Do you have any other examples of other companies who had to go through the same process?
Drooling and longing for the wonderful food available in LA. I miss Canters and the Diamond Bakery that were both within walking distance from my home. Thanks for another informative read and the delicious visuals.