Friday, April 18, 2014 Nisan 18, 5774
By:
Eileen Goltz, Jewish Exponent Feature
SLICE OF LIFE As secular holidays go, for me and most other Jews, Valentine's Day is nothing special -- a kiss, maybe a card, and then life goes on. But for others, it becomes the sweep-me-off-my-feet or you're dead-meat romance day of the year, and woe to any partner who fails to participate in the grand adventure. But why all...
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By:
Ethel Hofman, Jewish Exponent Feature
THE JEWISH KITCHEN Apples and bananas are year-round fruits. When strawberries, plums and peaches have been shipped in from another continent to be sold to consumers at soaring prices, bananas and an ever-expanding variety of apples are always available in our markets, reasonably priced and packed with flavor. Thanks to cultivation in the southern hemisphere and controlled atmosphere storage, apples...
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Instead, get to work, making these resonant recipes
By:
Linda Morel, Jewish Exponent Feature
WHAT'S COOKING? While some people find the Great Depression depressing, I see it as a more heartwarming time. It's an odd stance for a baby-boomer to take, since I grew up hearing my father tell stories about stretching nickels until they snapped. Not unlike today's wobbly economy, these were years of cutting corners. Yet I love some of the Depression's...
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Kabbalists in the 16th century began to celebrate the Jewish New Year for trees, Tu B'Shevat, with a seder service modeled after the Passover seder. They would bless and enjoy fruits native to the Land of Israel, and discuss concepts associated with the holiday. Today, it is becoming more and more popular today to celebrate the holiday with a seder...
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By:
Louise Fiszer, Jewish Exponent Feature
BEYOND CHICKEN SOUP Perhaps because cooking is my business, I planned for a kitchen where large numbers of people could gather in comfort. That's because it's been my experience that no matter how my husband and I have herded our guests into the living and dining rooms, they somehow make their way back into our kitchen -- because they enjoy...
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