Saturday, April 19, 2014 Nisan 19, 5774

A collection of essays to tickle the fancy of the literary-minded
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Let's face it: The literary essay hasn't much currency left these days in the artistic marketplace. The critical review -- a journalistic staple for many decades -- has managed to keep its footing somewhat, even though its existence was threatened recently when certain papers decided to downsize. The review has survived a bit longer than the essay, its "loftier" relative,...
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Learn to speak fish, the versatile dish
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Louise Fiszer, Jewish Exponent Feature
BEYOND CHICKEN SOUP Gefilte fish, pickled fish, smoked fish, sweet-and-sour fish ... all Jewish cooks are familiar with fish in one incarnation or another. And what better time to think fish than when the weather starts to get warmer -- finally! -- and when Passover time rolls around. Although prepared differently in the myriad of Jewish ethnic kitchens, a fish...
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EILEEN GOLTZ, Jewish Exponent Feature
In the midst of my "let's clean out all the refrigerators" pre-Pesach craziness, I discovered the remaining 11 cans of 12 of the beer that my neighbor contributed to our Super Bowl party. Being a "let's try anything as an ingredient kind of cook" I already know that beer could be used in just about every method of cooking known...
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How to amalgamate nationalism and religion
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SPEAKING VOLUMES The minute I picked up Sergio Parussa's Writing as Freedom, Writing as Testimony: Four Italian Writers and Judaism , published by Syracuse University Press, I was reminded of a classic work of more than 25 years ago, Prisoners of Hope: The Silver Age of the Italian Jews, 1924-1974 by famed scholar H. Stuart Hughes. The latter was, according...
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Remember 'mystery meat'? Well, 'institutional' has come a long way
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Ethel Hofman, Jewish Exponent Feature
THE JEWISH KITCHEN Moms, take heart. Your mantra to "clean your plate" is eventually paying off -- with a caveat. According to Sodexo, a leader in Quality of Life Solutions and food-service providers to some 600 campuses nationwide, this year's list of college food trends shows that students want comfort food, but with a twist. For many young Americans, college...
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