Monday, April 27, 2015 Iyyar 8, 5775

Robert Libkind

Jewish Exponent Blogger

This plum brandy from Eastern Europe is a traditional Passover spirit because it is distilled from fruit rather than grain.

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Maraska Slivovitz

Although the cost of beef has skyrocketed in the past couple of years, at least one local deli owner sees relief on the horizon.

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Pastrami sandwich makers at Herschel's

A sandwich naming fundraiser, a new book about herring, accolades for two local restaurants owned by Jewish chefs, non-GMO products from Manischewitz and more in this foodie news roundup. 

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Herring: A Love Story

News of a planned dairy cafe on the Main Line flooded blogger Robert Libkind with memories of dining at restaurants specializing in Jewish Ashkenazi milchig foods and inspired him to share his recipe for classic mushroom and barley soup.

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Mushrooms, carrots

The latest on a long-anticipated kosher dairy cafe on the Main Line, a well-known Jewish food writer who's slated to speak here and more bagel options setting up shop in Center City.

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Mimi Sheraton book

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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