Wednesday, August 27, 2014 Elul 1, 5774

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Jill Radwin, JE Feature
Israeli-born chef Michael Caspi, 30, who held several top spots at major New York eateries, often runs under the radar here in Philadelphia. Maybe it's because he spends his days inside the walls of the historic Morris House Hotel as the executive chef of M Restaurant, on S. Eighth Street near Jeweler's Row. The hotel was built in 1787 and...
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V-A-C-A-T-I-O-N! Oh, how we long for that eight letter word every summer, when millions of us eagerly get away from school and work. We take to the road in cars or recreational vehicles; live on boats; relax in beach or mountain vacation homes; and camp. No matter where we go or what we do, there is a common denominator that...
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Freud said you need both, and Anne Roiphe discovered it was so
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SPEAKING VOLUMES I don't think I've ever read a memoir by a living writer that includes a preface by the author's child. This seems like a device from another century, affixed to manuscripts found after death. But such is the case with the very alive Anne Roiphe's newest book Art and Madness: A Memoir of Lust Without Reason , published...
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Inventive ways to rethink those teeny, tiny burgers
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Eileen Goltz, JE Feature
SLICE OF LIFE Ever hear of a guy named Walter Anderson? He is the culinary genius who created White Castle and the world-famous concept of the slider (they call it a slyder, just so we're clear here). Thanks to good ole Walt, we can all chow down on lots of teeny, tiny burgers and call ourselves gourmets. While my pre-kashrut...
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Breaking bread -- or breaking heads? "Friday Night Dinner" may or may not make the most out of the motzi ceremony as this BBC America series takes the kiddush cup and pours it all over the head of what one anticipates to be a traditional Shabbat dinner. But then, the Goodmans may be the most untraditional of Jewish families to...
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