Wednesday, August 20, 2014 Av 24, 5774
In between the big holidays, let your body take a break
By:
Ethel Hofman, JE Feature
It's a fact. We consume more food at holiday meals than at any other time of year. Usually, we eat breakfast on the run, lunches often at a desk and, bowing to health concerns, dinner winds up as salad topped with poultry, lean meats or fish. Not so at Rosh Hashanah, where meals consist of numerous courses. First comes the...
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By:
Lorna Rosenberg, JE Feature
Holiday foods are not eaten just because they taste good or are available at that season. They are carefully chosen as reminders of something we are to think about or do during our celebration. Special foods are eaten during Rosh Hashanah to symbolize our hopes and wishes for the new Jewish year, and how we must behave in order for...
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Put a little kick into your holidays
By:
Andrew Schloss, JE Feature
All living things must eat, but without the ability to distinguish what is good to eat from what is not, none of us would eat for very long. Through trial and error, we eventually collect foods that reflect not just our own taste, but the tastes of our culture. Sometimes, it requires resolving apparent contradictions. Something, for example, has to...
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The flavors of the Mediterranean meet a compatible culture
By:
LARRY HANKIN, JE Feature
Intermountain Jewish News Cooking-school vacations in Italy are all the rage. For a "foodie" - one who loves to eat, cook and talk about food - could there be any better way to spend a week or two than learn to cook in a country many consider the heart of the gastronomic world? For a Jewish foodie, there is a...
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By:
Louise Fiszer, JE Feature
Each Rosh Hashanah as I set my table, I remember my mother setting hers with the new fruits of the season - a variety of apples, perhaps some pears, and a bowl of dates and dried figs. That was in Brooklyn, where the pomegranates, fresh figs, avocados and persimmons that graced my holiday table didn't exist except at very fancy...
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