About Dale Raben

Dale Raben is a writer/editor/aspiring housewife living in Brooklyn, originally from South Florida. She's a children's book review editor and is currently pursuing a master's in English Literature and planning her wedding. When she doesn't have her nose in a book, she's whippin something up in the kitchen. Dale is one of Jewcy's Pickled food bloggers.

Kosher Goes Global

By November 15, 2007

It's not just matzah, gefilte fish, and borsht in the kosher aisle of the supermarket anymore. These days you can find kosher chutney, tandoori paste, teriyaki sauce…even pre-made frozen saag paneer and chicken tikka masala. Yes folks, kosher is going … Read More

Tuesday Taste Test: Penne with Pumpkin and [Turkey] Sausage

By November 13, 2007

  The first time I made this recipe, I used (gasp!) pork sausage. My boyfriend and I had recently moved in together. He took a few bites, chewed thoughtfully, and said, "You know, you shouldn't cook pork." "Huh?" (No idea what … Read More

Kosher Ham Soda!

By November 12, 2007

This holiday season, Jews everywhere can experience the taste of a Christmas ham–without actually eating one. Yup, the crazies at Jones Soda are at it again, and this time they've created a Christmas Pack and a Chanukah Pack. Christmas flavors include Christmas ham, … Read More

Canadian Jews Perform Mitzvahs

By November 12, 2007

Does this ever happen to you? You have this great idea, but instead of realizing it, you just sit on your ass and do nothing? And then somebody else does it, and you bitch and moan about how you came … Read More

Kosher Food Truck Faces Protests

By November 7, 2007

At the end of the summer, Nathan Lichtenstein set up a kosher food cart in the heart of Williamburg, Brooklyn's ultra-Orthodox neighborhood. What a great idea! Well, maybe not so much. The cart, "Sub on Wheels," has been actively protested since its opening. Street posters warn, … Read More

Tuesday Taste Test: When God Gives You Lamb, Make Lamb Burgers

By November 6, 2007

  I was persuing New York magazine's "best new burgers" list the other day and paused at what was described as a "drippy lamb-and-beef burger" on Prune's lunch menu. Mmmm…drippy sounds delicious, I thought. Then, a couple days later, I was … Read More

The Friday 5: Top Alternative Bagel Toppings

By November 2, 2007

Don't get me wrong: a bagel with cream cheese is one of the most perfect foods. But sometimes I just want something more…substantial. Sometimes I feel like getting creative, and there's nothing wrong with a little experimentation! So if you're … Read More

Second Avenue Deli: Counting Down the Days

By October 22, 2007

The Second Avenue Deli won't be on Second Avenue anymore, but at least it's really coming back. The New York Times Magazine published an illuminating article yesterday on the rise and fall (and soon to rise again) of the venerable … Read More