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The Complete, Rolled History of Rugelach

The Complete, Rolled History of Rugelach

TweetThe history of rugelach, the sweet traditional Jewish pastry, is a fascinating one. by Bryce Gruber and Yehudah Jacobs Why are so many people obsessed with rugelach? This easily-found Jewish pastry is basically just some rolled up dough with different fillings (they vary from community to community), so why are they so addicting? Like most other sweet treats, it’s the history of rugelac... »

Your Official Girl Scout Cookies and Wine Pairings Guide

Your Official Girl Scout Cookies and Wine Pairings Guide

TweetYou’ve probably been wondering when an official girl scout cookies and wine pairings guide would be made. Rejoice, citizens of Earth. Your prayers have been answered. Scientifically speaking, humans love Girl Scout Cookies. If you don’t there’s a chance you’re carrying DNA of some other living creature, and that’s a totally different story. As a fellow human, I f... »

9 Health Benefits of Camu Camu Berries

9 Health Benefits of Camu Camu Berries

TweetThe health benefits of camu camu berries are plentiful and will make you want to try a few of these South American wonders ASAP. The Amazon produces some of the most amazing fruits, veggies, herbs, and berries! For example, the Acai berry has more antioxidants than any other fruit on the planet. Yerba mate contains mateina, a substance similar to caffeine but with less effect on the nervous s... »

10 Health Benefits of Longan Fruit

10 Health Benefits of Longan Fruit

TweetHealth Benefits of Longan Fruit: The “dragon’s eye” is an amazing healer! Longan fruit originated in China, but it’s an exotic fruit that can be found in India, Thailand, and a number of other Southeast Asian countries. Also known as the “dragon’s eye”, this fruit is a relative of the lychee, but with a wider range of healing properties, nutrients, an... »

9 Health Benefits of Soursop

9 Health Benefits of Soursop

TweetThere are so many health benefits of soursop, the delish exotic fruit you’ve probably never heard of. Soursop is an amazing, delicious tropical fruit. Also known as “graviola”, it looks and tastes a lot like custard apples. Yet it’s more than just a delight to eat–it’s also amazing for your health! Here are some of the many health benefits of soursop: Rich ... »

Eating Labne: What is it and where is it from?

Eating Labne: What is it and where is it from?

TweetEating labne is basically a sport in the Middle East, but what is this magical cheese and how is it made? Our Chef Jacob explores: When it comes to from the Middle East, it’s hard to really nail down which cheese would be considered the most authentic, longest-running staple cheese to come out of the region? Labne is definitely one of the earliest recorded cheeses in the region, but the debat... »

10 Middle Eastern Spices You Need to Know About Now

10 Middle Eastern Spices You Need to Know About Now

TweetChef and food writer, Yehudah Jacobs, walks us through the 10 Middle Eastern spices every American mouth should fall in love with now. There are a lot of spices out there, but as any good chef will tell you, it’s about quality and balance versus throwing tons of random flavors into the fire. Middle Eastern spices are exceptional when it comes to delivering crisp, precise flavor notes th... »

The Saltiest Salt: The 6 Types of Salt You Can Use the Least Of

The Saltiest Salt: The 6 Types of Salt You Can Use the Least Of

TweetEver wonder what the saltiest salt is? Can you believe that’s even a concern in your life? Salt is one of those ingredients you just can’t live without. It enhances the flavor of your cooking, making your meals so much more enjoyable. But did you know that there are different types of salt? Some are higher in sodium, have more flavor, or may even contain dangerous chemicals. Under... »

The Dairy-Free KFC Fried Chicken Recipe You Need to Know About

The Dairy-Free KFC Fried Chicken Recipe You Need to Know About

TweetThere’s a dairy-free KFC fried chicken recipe our very own Chef Jacobs produced that boasts all the same flavor and crunch without any of the dairy (hint: it also doubles as a kosher KFC chicken recipe). For those of you who crave a good southern fried chicken and prefer to keep dairy out of your fried chicken-loving life, this recipe is a perfect alternative to making it like they do d... »

High Fiber Diet Linked to Lowered Cancer Risk

High Fiber Diet Linked to Lowered Cancer Risk

TweetHere’s more proof you need to eat more fiber! It’s a well-established fact that fiber is excellent for your health. Fiber offers an extensive range of health benefits, including: Improving digestion Reducing cholesterol, sugar, and chemical absorption Boosting heart health Controlling appetite Speeding up weight loss and the list goes on… According to a brand new study out of Harv... »

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