Monday, September 15, 2014 Elul 20, 5774
By:
Rivka Tal, Jewish Exponent Feature
The festive holiday of Chanukah lasts eight days -- even here in Israel, where some of the holidays are short a day. And it's a good thing, too, for we have eight days in which to light candles every night and show thanks for the Jews' miraculous victory over the Greeks.
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And cheese, too, since it played a significant part in the lore of Chanukah
By:
Sybil Kaplan, JTA
Latkes and sufganiyot, the jelly-filled doughnuts especially popular in Israel, are well-known Chanukah fare made with oil to signify the holiday tale.
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By:
Linda Morel | JE Feature
On a recent trip to Rome, I witnessed something I'd never seen before. A waiter spun hot capellini inside a wheel of pecorino romano cheese, coating each strand. Turning the capellini onto a plate, he finished it with plenty of freshly ground black pepper.
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By:
Ethel Hofman | JE Feature
When it's cold and wet outside, the next best thing to savoring a home-cooked meal is curling up in an armchair and reading about one. This year's crop of cookbooks covers a wide spectrum of topics and is filled with gems worth reading and referring to again and again.
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Easy-to-make flavored butters are perfect for entertaining during the holidays or to serve on your favorite brunch breads. Here are a few to try. Strawberry Butter 1/2 cup butter, softened 1/4 cup powdered sugar 1/4 cup strawberry or your favorite flavored fruit preserve Orange-Cinnamon Butter 1/2 cup butter, softened 1 Tbsp. firmly packed brown sugar 1 tsp. freshly grated orange...
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