Penny Schwartz is a Boston-based freelance journalist specializing in Jewish subjects and the arts. She's a contributing writer for JTA.org and her articles are also published in the Boston Globe, Times of Israel, JewishBoston, The Artery, Hadassah Magazine, and Jewish Journal of Boston. Follow her @PennySchwartz.
Articles by Penny Schwartz
Fall in Love with Zangula, a Sweet Iraqi Funnel Cake
You need to try this syrupy fried treat.
This Chef Turned His Popular Falafel Truck into a Booming Israeli Restaurant
Family-inspired Israeli food has a new home in Boston.
This Canadian Yiddish Festival Tackles an Important Bagel Debate
The longstanding debate about New York vs. Montreal bagels continues.
The Best Pastrami Might Actually Be in Boston
Pastrami, hummus and gin cocktails all in one new hip Boston restaurant.
Delicious Israeli Food in a Surprising Locale
The Krakow Jewish Culture Festival, best known for its music, steps up its culinary game.
You Can Now Enjoy This Popular Israeli Chain In North America
The Israeli food takeover continues.
Joan Nathan’s Newest Book Was Inspired By An 800-Year-Old Shopping List
And her recipe for King Solomon's date-filled cake.
Cocido: A Spanish Dish with Jewish Roots
This common Spanish chickpea-based stew dates back to the 15th century.
The History of Mah Jongg Snacks
Nearly synonymous with the playing were the ring jells, Bridge mix, Entenmann's coffee cake and other iconic snacks that were served.
New Jewish Deli Mamaleh’s is Bringing Nostalgic Eats to Boston
The wandering is over. With the much anticipated opening of Mamaleh’s, a new Jewish delicatessen in Cambridge’s Kendall Square, Bostonians ...