Saturday, August 2, 2014 Av 6, 5774
Here's Esther's answer to avoiding treif while living with the king Achashverosh
By:
Linda Morel, Jewish Exponent Feature
WHAT'S COOKING? I've always admired Queen Esther, the brave young beauty who confronted King Achashverosh of ancient Persia, a despot who happened to be her husband. She had some touchy news to relate: The king's trusted vizier, Haman, was plotting to annihilate the Jewish people. While this was of urgent concern to Esther because of her religion, the news was...
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The perfect backdrop for tea and crumpets
By:
Ethel Hofman, Jewish Exponent Feature
Snowflakes whirled outside on a recent afternoon, covering everything in sight with a fluffy white blanket. I was reminded of my Scottish childhood, where tea and crumpets were a daily ritual in winter. There was no need for my mother to bake from scratch. At the bakery down the street, hot crumpets were displayed right alongside apple tarts, floury rolls...
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By:
Louise Fiszer, Jewish Exponent Feature
Valentine's Day is upon us once again. Sometimes, I think it was especially created for chocolate lovers. For weeks, shops have been displaying hearts of all sizes covered in red velvet, pink silk and gold foil. Beneath the alluring coverings lie seductive morsels of chocolate. Millions of folks all over the world will express their love by presenting their sweeties...
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By:
Louise Fiszer
BEYOND CHICKEN SOUP I am easily enticed to try any new restaurant that has the word "bistro" in its title. Whether it is Joe's East Coast Bistro Cafe or Jean Pierre's Bistro Parisienne, the very word evokes images of elegantly comfortable interiors composed of dark woods and highly polished brass, where the food and atmosphere are highly spirited. A bistro,...
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Recipes for those who like to lounge in bed on ice-cold mornings
By:
Linda Morel, Jewish Exponent Feature
On Sunday mornings during the dead of winter, there are two types of people. There's the energetic kind who jump out of bed and go jogging, invigorated by the ice-cold air. They are the diametric opposites of the slugs -- people who love lying in bed, cozy in their flannel pajamas, as they dream up luscious comfort foods for breakfast...
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