Erik Ofgang is an award winning freelance writer, musician, and magician, whose work has appeared in the Associated Press, Connecticut Magazine, and the Hartford Courant. He is the founding editor of Poor Yorick: A Journal of Rediscovered Objects, a new literary journal published by Western Connecticut State University’s MFA in Creative and Professional Writing program.

Bacon Goes Kosher

OK, it’s not technically bacon. It’s made from beef, or lamb, or turkey—or it could be vegetarian. But whatever’s in kosher imitation bacon, sales are sizzling.


The Bialy—the Bagel’s Long-Neglected Cousin—Tries for a Comeback

At Kossar’s on the Lower East Side, new owners hope that combining a new look with old recipes will save bialys from extinction


A Kitschy, Kosher Beer for Every Jewish Holiday

Shmaltz Brewing Company settles into its new brewery in Upstate New York

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