Thursday, December 18, 2014 Kislev 26, 5775
By:
Ethel Hofman, Jewish Exponent Feature
Two food books recently crossed my desk, each from different eras and with vastly different content, but both culinary treasures. I couldn't wait to read Emma Wedgwood Darwin's book titled Mrs. Charles Darwin's Recipe Book, Revived and Illustrated , published by Glitterati. Emma's husband, Charles, was one of the most celebrated and perhaps notorious thinkers of his day. His treatise...
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Louise Fiszer, Jewish Exponent Feature
BEYOND CHICKEN SOUP During a recent exchange between friends of an up-coming summer potluck barbecue, the talk turned to dessert. Some were offering all sorts of cakes, tarts and cookies. However, there seemed to be a glaring omission from this very American party dessert list -- pies. Although pies may not have been created in America, they definitely have become...
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By:
Linda Morel, Jewish Exponent Feature
WHAT'S COOKING? Although it sounds like a contradiction in terms, I'm a great fan of cold soups, which are even more versatile than their steaming winter counterparts. When was the last time you heard of anyone serving piping-hot soup for breakfast or dessert? Yet ice-cold soups can be anything you want them to be. I eat frosty fruit soups at...
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By:
Rivka Tal
Mention the word "goulash" and a lot of people automatically add the word, "Hungarian." Few would argue that the hearty beef stew was born in Middle Europe. The dish, as well as the word gulyás , actually hails from Hungary. Gulyá literally means "herd of cattle"; hence, gulyás means "cowherd." The meal prepared in a kettle by cowherds is called...
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Louise Fiszer, Jewish Exponent Feature
BEYOND CHICKEN SOUP "Doubtless God could have made a better berry, but doubtless God never did." William Butler, a 16th-century physician, shares my view on the much beloved strawberry. No wonder that strawberries grace the covers of most spring issues of food magazines, and that a number of restaurants declare a "Strawberry Week" in mid-May with special dishes on their...
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