Wednesday, April 16, 2014 Nisan 16, 5774
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Douglas M. Bloomfield, JE Feature
An old alliance has taken an unusual - and tasty - turn. Israeli-Lebanese ties have a new flavor that is actually centuries old - as old as King Hiram of Tyre, Lebanon and King Solomon of Jerusalem, and as new as the 21st century. At the center of this alliance is arak, arguably the most popular drink in the Middle...
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Dave Gordon, JE Feature
Marty Kairey, a resident of New Jersey who is commercially brewing his very own liqueur, also wants to bring an old-country drink to the tables of the new country. That drink is called arak - a Middle Eastern delicacy with a long history, being sold under the brand name "Zachlawi." And it is arriving as a stylish drink in a...
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Of all the various Jewish holidays, the Sabbath is the oldest, and the only one specifically referred to in the Ten Commandments. From the Hebrew word shabbat , "to rest," the Sabbath is a time to spend with the family in peace, a festive celebration. It begins at sundown on Friday with the lighting of the candles and blessing of...
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Who doesn't like Oreos? Add them to cheesecake, and you have a winning combination! Oreo Cheesecake With Sour-Cream Topping [Dairy] For Crust: 2 cups graham-cracker crumbs 1?2 cup sugar 1?2 cup melted butter For Filling: 4 packages (8 oz. each) cream cheese 11?3 cups sugar 11?3 cups broken-up Oreo cookies (small pieces) 4 whole eggs, plus 1 extra yolk 2...
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Food and wine, all for the taking
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Louise Fiszer, JE Feature
On a gorgeous autumn day in Napa Valley - the kind that travel magazines feature on their covers - I was part of a group of eight who were privileged to spend an afternoon with Ernie and Irit Weir, owners and vintners of Hagafen Cellars. As we walked with Ernie through the vineyards, we sampled purple-black Cabernet Sauvignon grapes that...
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