Saturday, March 28, 2015 Nisan 8, 5775
It's luxurious but affordable, sensuous but innocent
BEYOND CHICKEN SOUP Despite the often gray and dismal skies of February, I look forward to when the calendar reaches the 14th -- Valentine's Day -- so that I have a legitimate excuse to create a chocolate buffet and send out invitations. It's luxurious but affordable, sensuous but innocent. Imagine the allure of a table laden with a sumptuous selection...
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Ethel Hofman, Jewish Exponent Feature
THE JEWISH KITCHEN Apples and bananas are year-round fruits. When strawberries, plums and peaches have been shipped in from another continent to be sold to consumers at soaring prices, bananas and an ever-expanding variety of apples are always available in our markets, reasonably priced and packed with flavor. Thanks to cultivation in the southern hemisphere and controlled atmosphere storage, apples...
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Instead, get to work, making these resonant recipes
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Linda Morel, Jewish Exponent Feature
WHAT'S COOKING? While some people find the Great Depression depressing, I see it as a more heartwarming time. It's an odd stance for a baby-boomer to take, since I grew up hearing my father tell stories about stretching nickels until they snapped. Not unlike today's wobbly economy, these were years of cutting corners. Yet I love some of the Depression's...
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Kabbalists in the 16th century began to celebrate the Jewish New Year for trees, Tu B'Shevat, with a seder service modeled after the Passover seder. They would bless and enjoy fruits native to the Land of Israel, and discuss concepts associated with the holiday. Today, it is becoming more and more popular today to celebrate the holiday with a seder...
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Louise Fiszer, Jewish Exponent Feature
BEYOND CHICKEN SOUP Perhaps because cooking is my business, I planned for a kitchen where large numbers of people could gather in comfort. That's because it's been my experience that no matter how my husband and I have herded our guests into the living and dining rooms, they somehow make their way back into our kitchen -- because they enjoy...
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