Earliest evidence of humans cooking with fire unearthed in Israel

An international study led by researchers from several leading Israeli universities uncovered the earliest known evidence of controlled use of fire for the purpose of cooking. By analyzing remains found at the Gesher Benot Ya’aqov (GBY) archaeological site in Israel, the researchers were able to ascertain that some fish were cooked around 780,000 years ago, […]

Research: Religion Affects Consumer Choices on Specialty Foods

Food is a major part in most religions. Seventh-Day Adventists usually avoid eating meat and highly spiced food. Traditional Anglican, Catholic, Lutheran, Methodist and Orthodox Christians have traditionally observed a meat-free day, especially during the solemn season of Lent. Some Christian denominations allow moderate drinking of alcohol, while others, like Seventh-Day Adventists, Baptists, Methodists and Pentecostals either avoid or strictly prohibit the consumption of alcohol.

A Biblical Diet for the Nations

The most persistent myth about kosher food is that it was “blessed by a rabbi.” In truth, any Jewish person conversant with Jewish law can create a fully kosher meal. There is no part of the process of producing kosher food that specifically requires a rabbi’s involvement.

Do You Know Israel’s Special Ethnic Foods?

Along with the miraculous “ingathering of the exiles” to the Holy Land came an influx of cuisine with varied flavors, textures and styles. Although approximately 75 percent of Israelis ethnically identify themselves as Jewish, they stem from places all over the world.

After 10 Years of Debate, Knesset Passes Food Donation Act

After ten years of debate, Israel has now become the fifth nation in the world to pass a national food rescue law. “The Food Donation Act” protects food donors, non-profit organization, staff and volunteers from criminal and civil liability should donated food cause any negative consequences to the receivers.