Thursday, September 18, 2014 Elul 23, 5774

Promoting the pomegrante, and how lovely it will look on a holiday table
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Ethel Hofman, JE Feature
This year, right on the heels of Labor Day, Erev Rosh Hashanah falls on Wednesday, Sept. 8. There's the frantic rush to prepare all the traditional dishes -- chicken, briskets, kugels -- and, to symbolize a fulfilling and happy year ahead, apples and honey, and sweet cakes and cookies. A tradition that's often overlooked until the last minute is serving...
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By:
Linda Morel, JE Feature
Beets have never been a sexy food. They bring up images of someone's bubbe stirring borscht -- the hearty beet soup hailing from Eastern Europe. Although many people shun these bulbous roots, I have always loved beets for their brilliant garnet color and their assertively sweet taste. Blessed with more sucrose than any other vegetable, beets have recently caught the...
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Kenny Solms ... a Jewish Don Quixote? Tilting at windmills has generated the solar power to outshine others in the TV industry, where Peabody and Emmy have double-dated with writer Solms over the years as Dulcineas accompanying the dulcet tones of his scripted words for such icons as Carol Burnett and Neil Diamond. Is he our very own Man of...
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The 'Big Red' taste is far more versatile than you might imagine
By:
Linda Morel, JE Feature
If a cinnamon gene exists, then my granddaughter inherited it from me. She and I sprinkle it on everything from oatmeal to vanilla ice-cream. It adds new dimension to French toast and grapefruit. And believe it or not, we love cinnamon in turkey meatballs and lamb stew. While in European cuisine, cinnamon is used as a flavoring in baking, cooks...
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Savor the flavor of a bold holiday treat
By:
Eileen Goltz, JE Feature
There is no better fruit to use to celebrate the High Holidays than the fig. This rather exotic, tender, purplish-green fruit -- a fixture in ancient manuscripts -- is in season, and ready to be plucked from your store produce sections and celebrated with a festival of dishes. The best way to tell if the fig you're buying is ripe...
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