Friday, November 28, 2014 Kislev 6, 5775

Robert Libkind

Jewish Exponent Blogger

Everything you ever wanted to know about Norway’s herring tradition and where you can find this Scandinavian treat in Philadelphia. 

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There's a new bagel in town near Washington Square Park. Food blogger Robert Libkind does a taste test.

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Adam and Cheri Willner

Food blogger Robert Libkind recalls his childhood introduction to Dr. Brown’s Cel-Ray and why it makes for such a perfect liquid accompaniment to a Jewish deli sandwich.

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Cel-Ray Soda served with corned beef on rye

The seemingly contradictory foodie trends of both grains and gluten-free products bring this old Ashkenazi standby back to the fore. 

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In case you hadn't already heard, Congregation Rodeph Shalom has been hosting a new farmers market since July, and organizers already have plans to expand it next season. 

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Farmers market at Rodeph Shalom

Profile

Bob explores the local food scene and cultural imperatives behind Jewish delicacies for the Exponent's Philacatessen blog. 

After a career in corporate public relations and, before that, reporting and editing for daily and weekly newspapers, he enjoys retirement by scouring farmers markets, the Reading Terminal Market, and the best bakeries, delis, specialty food shops and ethnic markets he can find throughout the region. 
 
Outside of his contributions to Philacatessen, since 2006 has been posting his Roberts Market Report, a blog devoted to area farmers markets.
 
When he’s not thinking about, writing about, buying, cooking or consuming good things to eat, he’s sitting on his Fairmount stoop trying to bring down real estate values.

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