Yotam Ottolenghi Headlines Temple Israel’s Annual Fundraiser

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“He’s an extraordinary, not only cook, but person. He’s just someone who inspires people.” This is how Sylvia Kaplan describes award-winning restaurateur and bestselling cookbook author Yotam Ottolenghi, who will be in Minneapolis Thursday, May 5, for Temple Israel’s annual fundraiser, VOICES. Sylvia and her husband Sam Kaplan are co-chairs of this year’s event together […]

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Love in a Lunch Box: Tips For a New Passover Tradition

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This article originally ran in the St. Louis Jewish Light Though each of my children has gone through brief phases of packing her own lunch or buying at school, I am, for the most part, our family’s lunch packer-in-chief. I estimate that I have packed close to 4,000 so far. It is one of my […]

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Who The Folk?! Sherry Knazan

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Sherry Knazan could’ve hunkered down in her St. Louis Park condo in her first winter back in the Twin Cities after many years living in northern California. Instead, she launched Love Letters Bakery, a cottage-kitchen licensed bakery out of her home. While not certified kosher, Knazan keeps a kosher home and uses kosher ingredients, and […]

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Noa Restaurant Opens In IDS Center

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Michael Schultz is a Chicagoan with a soft spot for the Twin Cities. His wife is a Plymouth native, his company – Infuse Hospitality – owns Fairgrounds Coffee & Tea in Minneapolis’ North Loop, and his latest restaurant, Noa, is in the soft-opening phase on the street level of the IDS Center. “Minneapolis is very […]

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Chef David Fhima Buys Ribnick Building, Plans North Loop Expansion

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In the closing days of 2021, a “monumental” business deal between two notable Jewish families in the Twin Cities closed, and will result in a new restaurant coming to Minneapolis’ North Loop and marks the end of a 76-year-old family business. Bill Ribnick sold the historic building at 224 North 1st Street that had housed […]

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SLP Lunds & Byerlys Ending In-Store Kosher Bakery

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Erica Goldberg raved about the sufganiyot that the Lunds & Byerlys kosher bakery in the St. Louis Park store would make every Hanukkah. Unfortunately, the ability to get them next year will be potentially a different experience. After abruptly ending the kosher sushi production at the St. Louis Park Lunds & Byerlys last month, the […]

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The Ultimate Air Fryer Latke Recipe

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Happy Hanukkah Jewfolk! Let’s talk latkes and let’s get real. We all love them, but we hate to make them. We love the smell of freshly fried latkes, but we hate the smell that permeates every nook and cranny of our homes for many more than 8 nights. We love the traditions associated with mincing […]

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Reviewing NYC’s Baz Hanukkah Bagel

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A few weeks ago it was brought to my attention that a bagel shop in New York was selling a Hanukkah bagel package on Goldbelly. For those of you who aren’t aware, Goldbelly is a service that allows you to order high-end/gourmet foods from restaurants across the country. Want pastrami on rye from a legit […]

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Kosher Sushi Ending – For Now – At SLP Lunds & Byerlys

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After a long run of having Kosher sushi for sale at the St. Louis Park Lunds & Byerlys, Monday, Nov. 29 will be the last day that it’s available — for the foreseeable future. “We’re trying to actively search for a mashgiach to hire so we can change that,” said Ross Huseby, the general manager […]

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Frying Pan Showdown: Eight Nights, Sixteen Oil-Doused Battles

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Hanukkah can feel so commercialized these days. On the other hand, Jewfolk staff (and you too, we bet) are are so excited to eat all the fried things. And we especially want to find out what the fried favorite of the Twin Cities is in 5782. Enter: Frying Pan Showdown, a bracket-style competition between a […]

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