Tuesday, April 21, 2015 Iyyar 2, 5775
By:
Linda Morel, JE Feature
On a recent trip to Turkey, I discovered mezze -- beautifully seasoned appetizers similar to Italian antipasto. Every lunch and dinner began with a selection of these piquant dishes. To live in Turkey means to be immersed in mezze culture. The experience reminded me of Spanish tapas. They drink Raki, an anise-flavored spirit as fierce as lions, as an accompaniment...
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Luscious tomatoes are just ripe for the picking
By:
Eileen Goltz
SLICE OF LIFE It's way too late and way too hot to plant and grow your own tomatoes this year. My plants are still alive only because of the diligent watering carried out by my significant other. However, don't despair if you can't pick your own from your garden. Just drive down to your local farm stand or grocery and...
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In the summer, most everything can go on the grill -- even dessert. Fresh fruit is a healthy and simple dessert any time of year. It's perfect for grilling because its high sugar content caramelizes on the grill. Just be sure to choose fruits with a firm flesh that are not overly ripe. Most fruit has enough sugar content that...
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By:
Rivka Tal
A TASTE OF ISRAEL In Israel, summer is the time for bourekas -- those flaky, filled pastries of Balkan origin. You can buy them at any bakery in Israel, ready-made at the open markets, frozen and ready-to-bake -- and you'll probably meet up with them sometime as a first course at weddings topped with mushroom sauce. Made from phyllo dough...
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By:
Jill Radwin, JE Feature
Israeli-born chef Michael Caspi, 30, who held several top spots at major New York eateries, often runs under the radar here in Philadelphia. Maybe it's because he spends his days inside the walls of the historic Morris House Hotel as the executive chef of M Restaurant, on S. Eighth Street near Jeweler's Row. The hotel was built in 1787 and...
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