Jew and the Carrot

From Shabbat recipes to sustainability tips, from cholent to compost  from restaurants to remoulade, Hazon’s award winning blog Jew and the Carrot serves as the homepage for online conversations and ideas around Jews, food, and contemporary life. Whether your contemplating what to make for dinner  or whether conventionally raised meat is really kosher – be sure to check out Jew and the Carrots for tips, thoughts, and delicious recipes for all occasions. In partnership with The Jewish Daily Forward, we are thrilled to bring to you one of the largest platforms for the Jewish Food Movement.

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  • Food– First and foremost, the Jew and the Carrot is a food blog.  All posts must directly discuss food in some way.
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Books, Films, & Cool Stuff

The Jew & The Carrot is a project of Hazon – an organization dedicated to creating a healthier and more sustainable Jewish community as a step towards a healthier and more sustainable world for all. The books and films listed below have inspired us and changed the way we thought about – and ate in – the world.  We now heartily and happily recommend them all to you!

Books: Food Choices

The Botany of Desire – Michael Pollan
Choice Cuts -Mark Kurlansky
Diet for a Dead Planet – Christopher D. Cook
Diet for a New America – John Robbins
Easy Composters You Can Build – Nick Noyes
Fast Food Nation -Eric Schlosser
Food Politics – Marion Nestle
Grub: Ideas for an Urban Organic Kitchen -Anna Lappe and Bryant Terry
Hope’s Edge: The Next Diet for a Small Planet– Frances Moore Lappe and Anna Lappe
Living Green: A Practical Guide to Simple Sustainability – Greg Horn
My Year of Meats – Ruth Ozeki
The Great American Detox Diet -Alex Jameison
The Omnivore’s Dilemma – Michael Pollan
The Sustainability Revolution -Andres R. Edwards and David W. Orr
The Unsettling of America – Wendell Berry
The Way We Eat: Why Our Food Choices Matter– Peter Singer and Jim Mason
Twinkie, Deconstructed – Steve Ettlinger

Books: Food and Spirituality

Food and Judaism – Ed. Leonard Greenspoon, Ronald SImkins, Gerald Shapiro
If the Buddha Came to Dinner – Hale Sofia Schatz
Judaism and Vegetarianism – Dr. Richard Schwartz
World Peace Diet – Will Tuttle

Books: Noshing, Recipes, and Jewish Culture

Jewish Cooking in America – Joan Nathan
Miriam’s Kitchen – Elizabeth Erlich
The Book of Jewish Food – Claudia Roden
The Wonders of America – Jenna Weismann Joselit
The Go Green East Harlem Cookbook – Scott Stringer
Jewish Cooking in America – Joan Nathan
Jewish Cooking For All Seasons – Laura Frankel
The New Moosewood Cookbook – Mollie Katzen
Olive Trees and Honey – Gil Marks
Nourishing Traditions – Sally Fallon
Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone – Deborah Madison
Veganomicon: – Isa Chandra Moskowitz and Terry Hope Romano


An Inconvenient Truth
Beyond Organic
Broken Limbs: Apples, Agriculture, and the New American Farmer
Fast Food Nation: The Movie
The Meatrix
The Real Dirt on Farmer John
Store Wars: When Wal-Mart Comes to TownThe Future of Food
We Feed the World