Wednesday, September 2, 2015 Elul 18, 5775
For many, Father's Day is best by the hearth
By:
Louise Fiszer, JE Feature
Celebrating Father's Day by taking my dad out to eat was a hard sell. His response was always the same: "What can you get at a restaurant that isn't better at home?" True, my mother was an excellent cook, but I think dad preferred eating in the comfort of his own home, knowing where the food was coming from, and...
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By:
Susan Burke March, JE Feature
What to eat? Seems like a simple question, but it's one that can vex even the most savvy eater, especially when trying to make sense of food packaging. How often do you browse the aisles trying to discern the "best" pasta, cereal or bread? Most concerned eaters know the obvious, like there is no fruit in "Froot Loops." But what...
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By:
Keri Fisher, JE Feature
When I was a kid, chicken salad was low on the sandwich totem pole. It always seemed more afterthought than real food: All the leftover bits of chicken (including, invariably, some unidentifiable chewy parts), smothered in mayonnaise and garnished with the occasional speck of celery. But if you start with the right ingredients, plain old chicken salad can be so...
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Allergies have proven to be the mother of invention, especially when it comes to recipes
By:
Linda Morel, JE Feature
When I was growing up, peanut-butter sandwiches were as common in lunchrooms as apples. But today, most schools and day-care centers are peanut-free zones because of the hazards they pose for some children. Peanut allergies are now one of the most common causes of food-related deaths. Ironically, peanuts are part of the legume family, along with peas and beans. Not...
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The rhubarb, that is!
By:
Eileen Goltz, JE Feature
When a friend and her daughter came for a visit toting a plate of rhubarb and strawberry bars, you'd have thought that my son would have had a little more tact before digging in and stuffing his mouth with three pieces at once and proclaiming in a tone loud enough for the neighbors to hear: "Wow mom, these are amazing!...
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