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BBQ Restaurant Adds Smoke to Shabbat

Jake’s Kosher barbecue aims to join challah as a must-have Shabbat staple.   The newly-opened joint on Haverford Avenue in Overbrook Park offers a rotating...

Jewish Culinary Cuisines Continue to Evolve

When it comes to Jewish food, it can be defined in different ways: For Steven Cook, it was his mother’s matzo ball soup made...

Get Back to Nature in the Everglades

By Jeffrey and Virginia Orenstein Florida’s Everglades, often referred to as “the glades” or the “river of grass,” run about 400 miles, from the Orlando...

Move to Repeal and Replace Obamacare Could Hurt Jewish Agencies

Now that House Republicans have succeeded in approving a bill to replace the Affordable Care Act, otherwise known as Obamacare, the consequences of doing...

Berry Good

Spring means a lot of things, and one of the better aspects is the increasing availability of fresh berries. Here are a few ways to...

Chocolate Bread Pudding

In my world, if I say a dessert tastes like “breakfast” it is the ultimate insult. Cakes that are insufficiently sweet so they more closely...

Green Garlic, Spring’s Latest Gift

I am a huge fan of the flavor of garlic in foods. It is a rare recipe of mine (barring dessert) that does not...

Grateful Alive Band Doesn’t Let Age Interfere With Love of Music

Nobody was going off on Jerry Garcia-style guitar solos, but the Grateful Alive Band was hard at work rehearsing for an upcoming gig on...

Celebrating a Centennial On Canvas

Bernice Paul doesn’t have to go very far to paint a landscape. In fact, she just steps out into her backyard. The 100-year-old artist has been...

Exercising Boomer Style

Much to my chagrin, I learned recently that I am an alterkaker. I was at the Kaiserman JCC taking the twice-weekly Boomer Bootcamp class, when...