Tuesday, October 21, 2014 Tishri 27, 5775
By:
Devra Ferst, The Forward
Every reality competition with judges has a "mean one": Simon Cowell's scathing remarks made plenty of "American Idol" contestants cry. For the first couple of seasons of "Top Chef," the Emmy Award-winning Bravo TV series now in its seventh season, that judge was Gail Simmons. But behind the scenes, the vivacious and fast-talking Simmons -- who tap dances for the...
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For Sukkot: Keep it simple, keep it hot
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Linda Morel, JE Feature
What could be better than dining inside a sukkah? I love looking through a lattice roof entwined with greenery and gazing at stars. I love the scent of autumn air mixed with the medley of produce dangling from the sukkah's walls. I've always felt that Sukkot -- the Jewish harvest holiday -- beats Thanksgiving hands down. Sukkot not only lasts...
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Healthy, sure, but also a handy holiday gift
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Eileen Goltz, JE Feature
There is always the problem of what to bring as a hostess gift when you've been invited to share a yontif meal with friends. A Waterford vase with flowers is obviously too over the top, and a book, while nice, is problematic in that my taste (murder mystery eclectic and veering toward who lopped off Colonel Mustard's head in the...
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By:
Keri Fisher, JE Exponent
This time of year, when the leaves are just beginning to turn and the mornings are cool and breezy, I turn my back on cold dinners eaten on the patio and look to my favorite part of the coming autumn: simple, delicious soups. A true cream-of-mushroom soup is hearty, earthy and deliciously savory. Like peas and carrots, the flavors of...
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And other culinary questions from college
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Louise Fiszer, JE Feature
For many of our college-bound kids, back to school means living on their own for the first time. The realization that their apartment doesn't include a cook or a kitchen consultant (aka Mom) can be more than a little shocking. I used to get panic phone calls regularly with questions like "How long does it take to boil water?," "How...
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