Wednesday, August 20, 2014 Av 24, 5774
By:
Eileen Goltz, Jewish Exponent Feature
SLICE OF LIFE What better time than Shavout to write a dairy column? After watching Jamie Lee Curtis touting the benefits of regularity that comes with eating Activia (R) I was filled with some trepidation (and a few really good one-liners) as I approached this column about yogurt. So what exactly is yogurt? The less-informed may immediately think of the...
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By:
Ethel Hofman, Jewish Exponent Feature
THE JEWISH KITCHEN In ancient times, Israel was crowned "the land of milk and honey." And with the abundance of fine, fresh Israeli dairy products, this is still true today. Although everyone agrees that the food of choice for Shavuot is cheese, as in blintzes and kugels, there are many opinions as to why it has become customary to serve...
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There's quite a bit of history to it
By:
Linda Morel, Jewish Exponent Feature
WHAT'S COOKING? Both Italian and Jewish, my husband wanted to show me the Roman Jewish ghetto. In May 1984, we strolled through this sliver of a neighborhood near the Roman Arch and saw hardly a soul. Perusing dusty Judaic shops, several of them closed, I found the surroundings depressing. But last May, retracing our steps, I was amazed to see...
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Ears, that is
By:
Eileen Goltz, Jewish Exponent Feature
SLICE OF LIFE What is the one food that, given the opportunity to eat right now, would you choose? The immediate, no-holds-barred answer that came from the place where diets don't live was elephant ears. For those of you that have never consumed this treat, an elephant ear is typically a fried, flattened piece of yeast dough, not really like...
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BEYOND CHICKEN SOUP
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Louise Fiszer, Jewish Exponent Feature
For the busy cook, a potluck party is a perfect way to entertain. Potluck by definition needs to be do-ahead and portable. The menu should be flexible, easily accommodating different tastes. For everyone on the guest list who knows just what to bring, there are some who would welcome a suggestion from you, the host -- something easy, quick and...
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