Sunday, July 24, 2016 Tammuz 18, 5776
Set the table -- and your sights -- for romance
By:
Ethel Hofman, JE Feature
Dr. Ruth Westheimer -- aka "Dr. Ruth," as she's known to millions -- has assured us that an aphrodisiac is anything you think it is: "It's all in the mind," she says. Thus, in celebration of Valentine's Day, anything goes. We have the noted sex therapist's permission to plan a lover's day menu that may be indulgent, rich, guilt-free and...
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It's that time of the year -- time to warm up, settle down and get ready for game day. Super Sunday -- the other Super Sunday, meaning football and not fundraising -- takes place on Feb. 3. And while tradition has it that most nibble on junk-food galore while they watch two teams clobber each other, there is certainly room...
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By:
Ethel Hofman, JE Feature
It's no coincidence that those hearty, rib-sticking puddings came to North America by way of Britain, where winters are cold and damp. Relying on plentiful, basic ingredients as in flour, sugar and butter, puddings held a special place in British diets. They were filling, and often made up a complete meal along with milk poured over top. In Britain today,...
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Israel's made great strides in the culinary marketplace
By:
Louise Fiszer, JE Feature
Every time I visit Israel, I'm dazzled by the diversity of its cuisine. In its 60th year of existence, this little country has much to be proud of -- and the food is no exception. In its early days, food seemed at the bottom of the list of things to experience there. "Don't go there for the food" was always...
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This time of year, it's about the fruits of the earth
By:
Ethel Hofman, JE Feature
Tu B'Shevat, the New Year of Trees, is observed on the 15th day of the Hebrew month of Shevat, this year on Jan. 22. It's the celebration of a new season -- a time when the days begin to get longer and the nights become shorter. In Israel, winter rains have now ended. Trees that have been dormant begin to...
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