Sunday, December 21, 2014 Kislev 29, 5775
By:
Keri Fisher, JE Feature
When I was a kid, chicken salad was low on the sandwich totem pole. It always seemed more afterthought than real food: All the leftover bits of chicken (including, invariably, some unidentifiable chewy parts), smothered in mayonnaise and garnished with the occasional speck of celery. But if you start with the right ingredients, plain old chicken salad can be so...
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Allergies have proven to be the mother of invention, especially when it comes to recipes
By:
Linda Morel, JE Feature
When I was growing up, peanut-butter sandwiches were as common in lunchrooms as apples. But today, most schools and day-care centers are peanut-free zones because of the hazards they pose for some children. Peanut allergies are now one of the most common causes of food-related deaths. Ironically, peanuts are part of the legume family, along with peas and beans. Not...
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The rhubarb, that is!
By:
Eileen Goltz, JE Feature
When a friend and her daughter came for a visit toting a plate of rhubarb and strawberry bars, you'd have thought that my son would have had a little more tact before digging in and stuffing his mouth with three pieces at once and proclaiming in a tone loud enough for the neighbors to hear: "Wow mom, these are amazing!...
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Sort of -- as Max Brenner from Israel adds a sweet touch to Center City
By:
Daphna Berman, JE Feature
Hummus is arguably Israel's best-known culinary export, but a sweeter rival has recently landed in Philadelphia. Max Brenner Chocolate by the Bald Man -- a haven for chocolate lovers -- has come to Center City, making Philadelphia the most recent U.S. site in this chocolate empire's road to expansion. The company got its start outside Tel Aviv in 1996, but...
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Shavuot calls for all the dairy dishes you can think of
By:
Louise Fiszer, JE Feature
Shavuot is one of those holidays that is known by many names and has something for everyone. It is called Pentecost and the Feast of Weeks because it falls on the 50th day after the second night of Passover. It is also called Hag Ha-bikurim , the "Feast of the First Fruits." Insomniacs can stay up all night embracing the...
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