Wednesday, August 20, 2014 Av 24, 5774
Putting the brakes on the break-fast
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Ethel Hofman, JE Feature
Growing up, my island family always broke our fast with club soda and honeycake. For my father, however, it was a couple of sips of single malt whisky, which he insisted gave him "a lift." In my American home, it's orange juice, but after the first glass it's on to club soda -- old habits continue! So once again, at...
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By:
Masada Siegel, JE Feature
"Rosh Hashanah is right around the corner, and there's got to be a story, but I just can't find it," I said to my Dad in the swimming pool. He looked at me and smiled, "What about writing how Rosh Hashanah is celebrated around the world?" "Boring," I replied. "I need a creative story." "Okay, what about writing a story...
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Thanks to the wonders of the Internet -- not to mention the United Parcel Service and a generous helping of dry ice -- having kosher meat and poultry delivered directly to your home is now just a mouse click away. Michael Freedberg, the 26-year-old co-founder of a new service called www.glattondemand.com said that he initially started shipping kosher meat and...
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She knew everything there was to know about preparing luscious meals
By:
Ethel Hofman, JE Feature
Every German and Austrian family has an "Oma" -- the grandmother who brought recipes and traditions from the Old Country and dispensed them all with a generous amount of love and nostalgia. Indeed, the Hofman family had its Oma -- a warm, practical and stoic lady who really never mastered English and yet was able to communicate with me, a...
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From bobkas to baked goods, dee-lish!
"And there was a continual blessing in her dough." So begins A Taste of Challah: A Comprehensive Guide to Challah and Bread Baking , the latest book by Tamar Ansh. Almost every culture has its own traditional breads. However, there is something mystical and unique about the special Jewish bread called challah. The skill of baking and braiding this item...
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