Thursday, April 17, 2014 Nisan 17, 5774
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Louis Marmon, JE Feature
More than 40 different varietals -- high-quality Zinfandel, excellent Cabernet blends and first-rate Rhone varietals -- are cultivated in Paso Robles, California's largest American Viticultural Area. The 24-plus-square-mile area has 700- to 2,000-foot elevations with diverse microclimates -- from the cooling Pacific breezes and multiple canyons. Still, Paso Robles suffers from an identity crisis. The public is mostly unaware of...
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Pucker up with this tart ingredient
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Ethel Hofman, JE Feature
I adore rhubarb in all its various forms. As a child, growing up in the far north Scottish islands, I would stab a fresh-plucked, ruby-red stick into the sugar bowl and scrunch it in my mouth to release the sweet-sour juices. Lacking other summer fruits, my mother poached tiny chunks in a clove-scented syrup, put up pots of thick crimson...
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There's something about the smell of freshly baked bread and its wonderful flavor that brings joy to a home. Baking your own might seem a complex process requiring great effort or skill. But really, it's not -- and it's well worth the effort. The Secret of Challah , by Shira Wiener and Ayelet Yifrach, contains lots of recipes for that...
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Norma Schonwetter, JE Feature
I've been inundated by friends and family with erroneous information and questions about using plastics in the microwave and in the kitchen. Now, Jennifer Killinger, director of the plastics division of the American Chemistry Council, has substantiated my information with some interesting facts and disclaimers. It's time for consumers to become knowledgeable on this subject so they can discount ridiculous...
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Jewish law clearly has a lot to say, of course, about ritual slaughter, and the proper preparation of kosher meat and poultry. There's also plenty in the Torah and Talmud that focuses on employer-employee relationships, and the ethics of how to treat workers. Except for a few historical cases where rabbinical authorities tried to link the two issues, generally, they've...
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