Thursday, October 30, 2014 Heshvan 6, 5775
The flavors and fancifulness of fondue
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Ethel Hofman, JE Exponent
In Switzerland, the traditional fondue was a peasant dish created by necessity. It consisted of bread, cheese and wine -- all of which were cheap and available. Like porridges and gruels, the melted-cheese mixture was cooked in one pot and set in the middle of the table for the family to help themselves, each with their own horn spoon. Individual...
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Andrew Schloss, JE Feature
Once upon a time, a long list of ingredients was a soup's best feature. Soups were the way home cooks accounted for the constant buildup of vegetable and meat trimmings, discarded carcasses and herb ends that were the natural by-products of daily meal-making. But now that fewer meals are made from scratch at home, that ongoing inventory of itinerant ingredients...
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Ethel Hofman, JE Feature
We've partied, dined (and probably overeaten) and now it's time to unwind. What better way than to curl up with a good book, and read about food. Here are some of the volumes I found intriguing this year. · My Life in France -- This is Julia Child's life story as told to her grandnephew Paul Prud'Homme. There are the...
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Louise Fiszer, JE Feature
Erev Rosh Hashanah -- the Jewish New Year's Eve -- is a time for gathering around the holiday table with as many family members and friends that can fit. After the meal, we're off to synagogue for the first holiday service. It's a wonderfully religious and emotional time. Now, the secular New Year brings about a different mood. I typically...
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Gefilte fish, chopped liver, even Jewish apple cake, it seems, have made the endangered-species list. Once the bastions of Jewish culture and identity, food historian Dr. Carol Harris Shapiro explained that these staples are being tossed aside for sometimes healthier, often faster and usually more "American" options. Speaking at the National Museum of American Jewish History on Sunday, Shapiro suggested...
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