Sunday, May 3, 2015 Iyyar 14, 5775
Spring into specialties that tout freshness and color
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Ethel Hofman, JE Feature
Don't we all have friends who are sort of vegetarian, but not quite? Though the bulk of their diet is made up of grains, fruits and vegetables, beans and nuts, they'll occasionally eat meat, poultry and fish. The newest term for those folks, coined by culinary experts and nutritionists, is "flexitarian." In a 2006 article published by scientists at Oxford...
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Jewish law clearly has a lot to say, of course, about ritual slaughter, and the proper preparation of kosher meat and poultry. There's also plenty in the Torah and Talmud that focuses on employer-employee relationships, and the ethics of how to treat workers. Except for a few historical cases where rabbinical authorities tried to link the two issues, generally, they've...
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Louise Fiszer, JE Feature
If your passion for potatoes during Passover has become passé, I have good news for you. Quinoa (Ki-no-ah), the grain that really isn't a grain, has been deemed kosher-for-Passover. This fact was brought to my attention by one of my students during a Passover cooking class that I taught some weeks ago. Having used quinoa in all sorts of dishes...
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Andrew Schloss, JE Feature
Watch the squirrels, fat as cats, cramming in calorie after calorie. Seeds, grains, even a scrap of bark will do in a pinch, but the real prize is a nut. A walnut, chestnut, acorn or filbert packed with protein, starchy sweet and rich with the most fragrant oils in nature. Nuts are treasure chests of flavor and nutrition. Though the...
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Martin D. Davidson, JE Feature
Wine has been a cherished and respected centerpiece of Jewish celebrations for centuries. Sabbath and holiday meals are preceded by the sanctification of the wine, and the Passover seder is highlighted by four cups of wine. Some say that wine also relates to the art of moderation, which if abused can lead to excess and a loss of control. For...
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