Thursday, October 23, 2014 Tishri 29, 5775
By:
Daniel Stern, JE Feature
In the range of pickiness that defines most eaters, especially young ones, I think I fell somewhere in the middle (though my parents might remember differently). There were foods I simply would not put in my mouth, and others I would nibble and then push their remains strategically around the plate in the hopes that no one would notice. A...
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If you've ever sacrificed a platter of burgers to the incendiary powers of a backyard barbecue, or tried to convince yourself that "black and crusty" is exactly how you like your chicken, then you know, firsthand, the ambiguous blessings of cooking outdoors. On the one hand, we can all agree that a subtly, smoky barbecued steak is infinitely tastier than...
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Summer brings us peaches, the third most popular fruit in the nation, behind apples and oranges, respectively. Peaches are best eaten fresh, but, with so many around these days, they can be frozen, canned and used in a variety of ways. Peaches do not get any sweeter once they are picked. They do get softer and juicier, but never sweeter...
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Cold soups to beat the heat
By:
Ethel Hofman, JE Feature
If they won't eat salad, then give them soup - preferably chilled, to beat the heat. One of the most familiar cold soups is gazpacho, from the Andalusian region of southern Spain. This uncooked soup is a purée based on fresh tomatoes, bell peppers, celery and cucumber. Bread and hard-cooked eggs are often added, making it a satisfying meal. Less...
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It's always an occasion, even in the backyard
By:
Daniel Stern, JE Feature
July in Philadelphia does not disappoint if you love having your clothes cling to you, doused with dampness, after walking only a block. But even with these scorching-hot days and muggy nights, take a walk one evening to note all the die-hard diners, insistent on eating al fresco no matter what Mother Nature whips up. The wait staff at restaurants...
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