Can you copyright a recipe? Kal Raustiala says the answer is no, yet creativity in the kitchen remains. Jonathan Gold visits an extraordinary Japanese restaurant in a quirky locale and cookbook author Andrea Nguyen walks us through the many forms of Asian tofu. Rosh Hashanah begins this week. Professor and author Marcie Cohen Ferris balances her Jewish heritage with her Southern roots when she cooks for the Jewish New Year. Rae Bernamoff explains the difference between Montreal- and New York-style Jewish delicatessens. Rabbi Menachem Katz tells us that a growing number of non-Jewish inmates are requesting Kosher meals in prisons. Plus, Chef Nyesha Arrington and farmer Mike Cirone are exuberant with the bounty that remains at the Santa Monica Farmers' Market.
Banner image: White tofu, sesame and vegetable salad. Photo from Andrea Nguyen's Asian Tofu