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Olive Oil – The Nector Of Gods, Celebrities & Mere Mortals

In Food & Wine, News by Laura Goldstein

Mythology tells us that in ancient Greece, Athena, the goddess of wisdom and Poseidon, the god of the sea, were bickering over who should rule the roost. To settle the dispute, – winner take all – they decided to hold a competition to decide who could come up with the most impressive gift to mortals. Poseidon (forever the drama queen) plunged his trident into …

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Costa Rica’s Award – Winning Sibú Organic Chocolate Connects Tradition To A Sweet Future

In Food & Wine, News by Laura Goldstein

Those who subscribe to the aphorism that it’s the journey, not the destination in life that’s most meaningful, either have a lot of Frequent Flyer Points or have obviously never been to Costa Rica! Chocolatiers, Julio Fernandez Amón and George Soriano took a chance on both to follow their dream. How then, you might ask, did two Jewish entrepreneurs find …

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Chef Yotam Ottolenghi Is Credited With Putting Fresh, Middle Eastern Cooking On Everyone’s Radar

In Food & Wine, News by Laura Goldstein

Chef Yotam Ottolenghi Makes Vegetables Sexy. Just Don’t Call Him A ‘Celebrity Chef’ On a whirlwind North American tour to promote his newest Vegetarian cookbook, Plenty More (published by Appetite Random House,) Vancouver, the Jewish Book Festival is Chef Yotam Ottolenghi’s only Canadian stop and there’s a lot of heavy breathing going on – over vegetables! “I grew up in a really …