Joel Haber

Joel Haber is a Jewish Food researcher, working on a book that uses our cuisine as a window onto Jewish Cultural History. He works as a licensed tour guide in Israel, specializing in culinary tours. He blogs regularly at www.tasteofjew.com


Articles by Joel Haber

How Fleischmann’s Yeast Built the Jewish Catskills

From yeast to gin to a Catskill resort, welcome to the Fleischmann empire.

The Tangled History of Noodle Kugel

From sweet to spicy, a love of lockshen kugel unites the Jews.

The History of Potato Kugel

Everything you need to know about this Ashkenazi classic.

The Surprising Jewish History of Mushroom Barley Soup

Ask anyone to name a classic Ashkenazi soup and, odds are, they will say chicken soup (with or without matzah ...

Adventurous Eaters Love This Jerusalem Street Food

How this offal-heavy dish stood the test of time.

The Forgotten History of Jews in the Alcohol Industry

Jews around the world played an integral role in whiskey, wine, and more.

Hot Dogs Are the Greatest American Jewish Food. Here’s Why.

American hot dogs are a true immigrant success story.