Maggi seasoning is the secret ingredient in dishes from around the globe.

A Maggi-cal Sauce, Beloved Around the World

African, Asian, Caribbean, Culture, Eastern European, Food, South American February 22, 2012 at 2:21 pm

If there’s one food item that could knit together all the immigrant communities of New York City, it would have to be Maggi, the ubiquitous seasoning sauce that’s fundamental to cuisines around the world. Aurora Almendral, a reporting fellow with Feet in 2 Worlds, explains its appeal.

Borscht was number three on Koenig's list of favorite Jewish soups.

Jewish Soups to Warm You (Even in a Warm Winter)

Featured Posts, Food February 22, 2012 at 11:34 am

Despite the unseasonably mild weather this February, the writer and cookbook author Leah Koenig wouldn’t miss out on the fragrant Jewish soups that she calls her “desert island (or in winter’s case, deserted icecap)” food. Koenig shared nine of her favorite Jewish soups, ranked by her taste, along with recipes and mouth-watering photos.

In Soho, Sparkling Chocolates Infused with Indian and Global Flavors

Food, South Asian February 15, 2012 at 11:00 am

In case you didn’t get your chocolate fix on Valentines day, News India Times ran a mouth-watering writeup of Xocolatti, where the hand-crafted chocolates resemble jewels. The store’s 24-year-old owner, Shaineal Shah, comes from a family of Indian jewelers.

Morrell Caterer’s former general manager Thomas Cataldo, left, and former executive chef Michael Savitsky have alleged that the caterer did not follow kosher protocols.

Allegations of Non-Kosher Catering at Kosher L.I. Weddings

Culture, Food, Long Island, Religion February 14, 2012 at 5:07 pm

Here’s a decidedly unromantic wedding story for Valentines day: A kosher caterer stands accused of passing off non-kosher food at around 200 upscale Jewish weddings on Long Island.

Opinion: ‘The Time has Come for American Jews to go on a Strictly Non-Kosher Diet’

Brooklyn, Food, In the News, Middle Eastern, Opinion February 13, 2012 at 4:03 pm

Even as the movement to boycott products from Israel in protest of that nation’s treatment of Palestinians gathers steam, The Jewish Daily Forward drew attention to another call to boycott Israeli products — this one from within the Jewish community, and for very different reasons. Shmarya Rosenberg writes in the Forward that consumers who do not want to support a hard-line anti-Zionist ultra-orthodox movement should avoid foods that bear the seal of the Badatz Yerushalayim kosher supervision, as well as that of the Brooklyn-based Central Rabbinical Congress.

A cannoli stand on Mulberry Street for last September's San Gennaro festival.

Another Clash in Little Italy: Quality of Life vs. Cannoli

Culture, Food, Manhattan, New York, Western European February 9, 2012 at 5:23 pm

Mulberry Street residents say life is already intolerable during September’s San Gennaro festival, and an extension of the festival would only make it worse. Business owners say they need the festival to boost their foot traffic.

Przemek Adolf and Monika Luczak started their sauce company in Brooklyn.

Friends Bring Saucy Polish Flavor in a Jar to Brooklyn

Brooklyn, Eastern European, Environment, Featured Posts, Food February 8, 2012 at 5:45 pm

Monika Luczak and Pzremek Adolf started their Polish sauce company, Saucy by Nature, in Brooklyn in May 2011. Their mission is to support local businesses by providing a link between local farmers and city dwellers.

In Brooklyn, a Battle Over Whether Lunch Should Come on Wheels

In Brooklyn, a Battle Over Whether Lunch Should Come on Wheels

Brooklyn, Economy, Food February 7, 2012 at 12:58 pm

An article from City Limits’ Brooklyn Bureau focuses on the mom-and-pop store owners and chain restaurant franchisees of Bay Ridge, who complain that the food trucks are taking money out of their pockets.