Friday, April 18, 2014 Nisan 18, 5774
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Rivka Tal, JE Feature
Sizzling latkes, jelly-filled doughnuts, beignets, fritters, crullers -- the tantalizing frying fragrance of Chanukah is in the air! Almost everyone knows the story of the High Priest finding a small cruet of olive oil to light the Temple menorah -- that tiny jug that wound up lasting for eight days. To commemorate the miracles of "the few over the many,"...
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This time of year, cook like an Israeli
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Ethel Hofman, JE Feature
Each time I visit Israel, which is often, I discover new places and can indulge in the bountiful variety of Middle Eastern foods. My absolute favorites? The Mezze, a dozen or more little appetizers. These little dishes of sweet and savory vegetables, salads and marinated fishes are served as soon as diners sit down and before the main course is...
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Linda Morel, JE Feature
So, how did fried foods become entwined with Chanukah's culinary history? It all started some 2,100 years ago, when the Greek king of Syria, Antiochus, occupied Israel. During his reign, the Jews and their customs faired poorly. When one of his officers arrived in a town outside of Jerusalem, he demanded that the Jews take part in a Greek ceremony...
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Linda Morel, JE Feature
When I was growing up, we ate leftovers almost every night. On Mondays, my mother roasted a large hunk of meat and then, for days, she reheated the roast, until it grew as dry as cedar chips. This, of course, was done by design, so she wouldn't have to cook from scratch more than once a week. It's not surprising...
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After all that turkey and stuffing, can there be room left for dessert? Here are some sweet treats that will bring your guests running back to the table. Banana Split Ice Cream Cake 4 eggs, at room temperature, separated 3/4 cup mashed bananas 1/4 cup peanut oil 1 package (12 oz.) sponge cake mix 1/2 cup chopped nuts 8 oz...
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