Friday, October 31, 2014 Heshvan 7, 5775
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Gefilte fish, chopped liver, even Jewish apple cake, it seems, have made the endangered-species list. Once the bastions of Jewish culture and identity, food historian Dr. Carol Harris Shapiro explained that these staples are being tossed aside for sometimes healthier, often faster and usually more "American" options. Speaking at the National Museum of American Jewish History on Sunday, Shapiro suggested...
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See what modernity's brought to the table
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Ethel Hofman, JE Feature
Is there such a thing as Israeli cuisine? After all, Israel is a nation of immigrants -- they came from Eastern Europe, Russia, Yemen, Ethiopia ... from all corners of the world. They arrived in Palestine with their own culinary customs and culture, with cooking pots slung over their shoulders and recipes carried in their memories. But they soon found...
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A cookie here, a mini-loaf there ...
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Andrew Schloss, JE Feature
There's no greater pleasure for a cook than to share food with others who love to eat. Yet at Chanukah time, many overlook the treasure trove of gift ideas in their culinary repertoires. They run from store to store in search of the perfect gift, when all they really need to do is preheat the oven. Any recipe that makes...
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Indoors, of course, and in style
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Ethel Hofman, JE Feature
To entertain -- or not to entertain? At this time of year, it's definitely party time. There are celebrations at the office, dinners in fancy restaurants, snacking at sports bars, but entertaining at home is somehow more comfortable and relaxing. And that goes for hosts, as well as guests. And if you plan your event for the beginning of the...
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Ditch the fake stuff, and discover what natural goodness is all about
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Linda Morel
NEW YORK The problem with Thanksgiving is the food. Though it's a lovely family holiday, most traditional Thanksgiving recipes -- the mashed and sweet potatoes, chestnut stuffings, cornbread dressings, whipped parsnips, pastries and pies -- call for butter. Riddled with fat and cholesterol, butter also poses a challenge to people who keep kosher. Jewish dietary laws prohibit the mixing of...
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