Wednesday, August 27, 2014 Elul 1, 5774
A weekend of relaxation, even when it comes to the cooking
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Louise Fiszer, JE Feature
Living in the beautiful, temperate San Francisco Bay area, I prefer to spend my weekends at home, but many people residing in a less desirable climate take advantage of a two- or three- day hiatus to get away from it all. Predictably, our resort-bound friends call to see if they can book a night or two with us en route...
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The history of a much maligned fat, and whether or not it's good for you
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Rivka Tal, JE Feature
All the fuss we hear today about use of the health mavens' latest no-no -- now, don't even say it -- margarine -- with its bad reputation for trans-fats got me thinking about what Jewish bakers used a mere generation or three ago. They could use butter, but this often interfered with baking for special occasions, such as Shabbat or...
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David Freidenreich never would have expected that his research regarding Jewish, Christian and Muslim prohibitions on food and drink would make for a potentially juicy book topic. Nevertheless, Freidenreich will be spending the next year at the University of Pennsylvania's Center for Advanced Judaic Studies, where he'll attempt to turn his doctoral dissertation into not just one book but two...
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A new cookbook features kosher recipes perfect for every time of year
Laura Frankel, full-time chef and mother, celebrates Jewish and kosher cooking with her new book Jewish Cooking For All Seasons . The book is a collection of 150 seasonal recipes for soups, salads, starters, main dishes and desserts that have that professional touch. The recipes are grouped by season so you can use fresh produce to its best advantage and...
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Grab a spoon and slurp it up!
By:
Louise Fiszer, JE Feature
For Jewish immigrants, soups were an integral part of cuisine; in times of poverty, it proved a cheap and sustaining way to feed a family. A leftover bone, wilted vegetables discounted at day's end, a few hunks of yesterday's bread and some beans wound up producing a tasty, satisfying, nutritious and warming dinner in a bowl, especially in cold weather...
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