Sunday, March 1, 2015 AdarI 10, 5775
Fire up the kitchen; it's Mexican tonight!
By:
Ethel Hofman, JE Feature
For Mexican families, food is a celebration. And though society and eating habits have changed in Mexico as in the rest of the world, the real dishes eaten everyday are rooted in tradition. Chiles, onions, tomatillos, cilantro, Mexican oregano and thyme -- to name just a few -- all impart a specific vibrancy to Mexican fare. Hot, piquant sauces dominate...
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It comes every week -- whether we're ready or not
Of all the Jewish holy days, 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, celebration and festivity. It begins at sundown on Friday with the lighting of the candles and blessing...
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There's nothing like tradition for this traditional dish
By:
Rivka Tal, JE Feature
According to an informal survey I have yet to make, if you say "kugel" in New York, New Mexico or even North Dakota, what comes to mind is that oh-so-fragrant "baked pudding" consisting of grated potatoes, onions, eggs, oil and salt. A side dish of potato kugel is the quintessential kugel for most people. But what really makes a kugel...
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The history of a much maligned fat, and whether or not it's good for you
By:
Rivka Tal, JE Feature
All the fuss we hear today about use of the health mavens' latest no-no -- now, don't even say it -- margarine -- with its bad reputation for trans-fats got me thinking about what Jewish bakers used a mere generation or three ago. They could use butter, but this often interfered with baking for special occasions, such as Shabbat or...
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A weekend of relaxation, even when it comes to the cooking
By:
Louise Fiszer, JE Feature
Living in the beautiful, temperate San Francisco Bay area, I prefer to spend my weekends at home, but many people residing in a less desirable climate take advantage of a two- or three- day hiatus to get away from it all. Predictably, our resort-bound friends call to see if they can book a night or two with us en route...
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