Tuesday, November 25, 2014 Kislev 3, 5775
A sweet and savory Purim 'seudah'
By:
Ethel Hofman, JE Feature
During the chanting of the Megillah on Purim, the noise level can be deafening. Young and old go crazy; hissing, foot-stamping, whirling groggers and booing when Haman is mentioned -- behavior never permitted in synagogue on any other day of the week. But on this wild and nutty holiday, which takes place on the 14th day of the Hebrew month...
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That's what to make
By:
Andrew Schloss, JE Feature
Once upon a time, not too long ago, in a home very much like yours, people actually cooked. They threw vegetable trimmings and chicken parts in a pot, and got soup for a week, without spending a lot of money or effort. They believed pie really was as easy, and soon after the first frost hit, they transformed any apple...
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Chicken soup's undeniable power
By:
Louise Fiszer, JE Feature
Chicken soup, more affectionately known as "Jewish penicillin," has been touted with curative powers for centuries. Beyond its health benefits, a good and golden chicken stock is delicious, aromatic, and serves as the base for a myriad of soups and stews. And where in the world would we float (or sink) our matzah balls if we didn't this wonderful stuff,...
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The traditions of a long-lost land come home, twice
By:
Deborah Davis, JE Feature
"I want people to see this book as a journey," says Rivka Goldman, author of Mama Nazima's Jewish-Iraqi Cuisine , published in mid-2006. This is more than just a cookbook; it's a tale of exodus, even survival. Goldman intertwines family stories with recipes derived from her mother, Leah Nazima Sofer, so that the book serves both the stomach and the...
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Spice up life with a Mediterranean accent February 08, 2007
Laura Frankel, author of Jewish Cooking for All Seasons: Fresh, Flavorful Kosher Recipes for Holidays and Every Day , loves her job as the chef and co-owner of Shallots, one of Chicago's top restaurants -- and a kosher one at that. Her book, released in 2006, honors traditional Jewish repertoire and also expands upon it, drawing on flavors from the...
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