Wednesday, September 17, 2014 Elul 22, 5774
By:
Rivka Tal, JE Feature
As most people know, at High Holiday time, we traditionally dip apple slices in honey at the start of our festive meals, expressing our prayers for a sweet new year. In keeping with the honey tradition, I bake a honey cake every year. And an apple cake. But guess what? After a couple of dutiful bites have been taken, the...
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A blast from the past: Recipes from the domestic '60s
By:
Ethel Hofman, JE Feature
Curious, I dragged a long-forgotten, red plastic recipe box from the top shelf in my office. The recipes are relics from the 1960s, on food-stained cards. Some of the writing is faded, but I can still decipher measurements and methods. Memories of boisterous family gatherings and casual suppers with friends come flooding back with a vengeance. In the mid-60s, for...
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By:
Andrew Schloss, JE Feature
Most desserts depend on dairy products for texture and flavor, making holiday sweets one of the perennial challenges for kosher homemakers. There are all sorts of ersatz techniques to create confections that turn out creamy and light without the benefit of real butter, cream or milk, but the results always seem substandard to me, and I can't help but think...
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As opposed to, watch your weight, for the High Holidays
By:
Linda Morel, JE Feature
While Rosh Hashanah is one of Judaism's most joyous holidays, it's also the start of a series of celebrations and sumptuous meals, and a challenge for people trying to maintain their weight. This is especially true for observant Jews who, by the end of Sukkot's eight days, might consume about 20 holiday meals, if you include Shabbat dinners and lunches,...
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In recent years, Israeli restaurants have come into their own, but replicating those tasty and exotic dishes has not been easy for the home chef. Now, with the publication of What's Cooking? at Hadassah College in Jerusalem, that task has been made much easier. The educational institution -- located in the heart of Jerusalem and sponsored by Hadassah: The Women's...
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