Thursday, August 21, 2014 Av 25, 5774
For the contestants of a recent cook-off, the heat was on!
By:
Ethel Hofman, JE Feature
"Food is the last connection some people have to Judaism," insisted Rabbi Yaacov Horowitz. And this gentleman, employed by the Orthodox Union and the expert in charge of all operations at Manischewitz, should know. Traveling throughout the world -- to Buenos Aires, Mexico City, Israel and England, where Manischewitz has production plants -- he sees firsthand how Jews embrace Jewish...
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By:
Ethel Hofman, JE Feature
Latkes may be the most popular Chanukah dish in America, but that's not necessarily true in other countries. Throughout history, exiled Jews have wandered the globe. Wherever they landed or passed through, they learned the dishes and ingredients of the region, and their cuisine was inevitably influenced by the non-Jewish environment. When they moved on, they took their favorite recipes...
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That seems to be the trend
By:
Ethel Hofman, JE Feature
Kosherfest is the highlight of the year for everyone in the kosher-food industry. Calendars are marked a year ahead for the mega-marketplace, where buyers can find the newest products introduced, packaged imaginatively with the premise "taste before you order." And so it was on Nov. 11 and Nov. 12 that a record number of more than 10,000 food-buyers converged on...
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Like your grandmother would make!
By:
Louise Fiszer, JE Feature
My job was to pinch and seal the seams of the freshly rolled strudel so that none of the juicy apple filling could escape during baking. That was a very important task for a 5-year-old, who every Thursday watched Grandma Chevet (short for Yochevet) make miracles with dough that was rolled so transparently thin that a "even a dull light...
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By:
Ethel Hofman, JE Feature
The broad-breasted turkey, roasted to golden perfection, is the symbol of our American Thanksgiving. It's a time for family and friends -- many traveling long distances -- to sit down together for the traditional holiday dinner. Besides the turkey, the table is laden with relishes, corn, sweet potatoes, vegetable dishes and the venerable pumpkin pie. But in 1621 -- when...
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