Thursday, July 31, 2014 Av 4, 5774
An essential ingredient that's not as bad as you think
By:
Andrew Schloss
Fat! Suet! Blubber! Lard! They clog the capillaries and make us obese. They choke the heart, block the colon, ripple our thighs and pimple our pusses. In all of gastronomy, there's no food more fiendish than fat. Sweet butter. Extra-virgin olive oil. Beta carotene. Ghee. They perfume the pesto and perfect the pie. They tint the fritter, puff the tempura,...
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Jared Shelly, JE Feature
Staring down a long line of customers, chef David Glazer hustled to fry up his version of the latke - with olives, dill and scallions almost bursting out of a crispy potato shell. "The friendly ingredients - the spinach and the feta cheese - gets them every time," said Glazer, a chef from the Center City Greek restaurant Estia, pointing...
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Having a Chanukah party and want to keep the little ones busy for a while? Try an informal "Cookie-Decorating Contest." Winning categories can include "most beautiful, " "most spiritual," "most colorful" and "most international." The best part is that everyone involved can be a winner (and they get to eat a treat as well for their prize). You will need:...
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Is Another's Just Desserts
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Ethel Hofman, JE Feature
Say Chanukah, think latkes. Maybe "latkes" evokes memories of bubbe grating potatoes and the enticing aroma of golden potato fritters sizzling in the skillet. But in recent times, we've introduced dozens of "designer" latkes. Some may be laced with diced fruits or vegetables, spiked with brandy or perhaps topped with herbed goat cheese. No time to cook up a new...
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Chanukah is the only one of the major Jewish holidays not recounted in the Bible, and much of its symbolism is open to interpretation. Was Chanukah, as some say, originally a recognition of the solstice? Did it become a family-based holiday and de-emphasize its military connotation because Jews living under the Romans realized the imprudence of celebrating victory over a...
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