Tuesday, October 21, 2014 Tishri 27, 5775

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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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Michael Tilson Thomas brings Bubby and Zayda to the stage in 'The Thomashefskys'
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The nu world symphony Michael Tilson Thomas is about to conduct has nothing to do with Dvorak and everything to do with der varnishkes (bowtie pasta). Indeed, it's more a piece of the old world opened wide through the eyes of late Yiddish theater legends Boris and Bessie Thomashefsky. Or as Tilson Thomas calls them: Bubby and Zayda. Their history...
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SPEAKING VOLUMES I recall sitting spellbound in the City Line Center movie theater one Saturday afternoon in the 1950s, watching as the final scene of the Tony Curtis biopic Houdini unfolded. If you know the film, you may recall that the bang-up finale depicts the last moments in the great magician's life: He's lowered, head first and tightly bound in...
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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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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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