Monday, July 6, 2015 Tammuz 19, 5775

By:
Eileen Goltz
When you're celebrating Pesach, one thing is certain, there will be eggs. Some will get broken, others will be incorporated into "family favorite" recipes and others -- those special few that are chosen -- will be hard-cooked. One note of safety: Never ever microwave eggs in their shells. Steam builds up too quickly inside; they will explode and you will...
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Still, here are some alternatives for the non-gefilte crowd
There are two fish camps when it comes to Pesach -- those who insist on serving gefilte fish and those who, well, wouldn't serve it if it were the last food on earth and Moshe was coming to the seder. I live in the "you can't eat enough of it" world; my husband, not so much. He lives in a...
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By:
Louise Fiszer
We frequently host complete strangers at our Shabbat dinner table. They are friends of friends, distant relatives twice removed, a past social encounter passing through for the weekend or just people who need a place for a Sabbath meal. As a cook and hostess, this puts me at a disadvantage, for more often than not, I haven't a clue to...
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Nah, better to use the stuff in your cooking, instead
By:
Eileen Goltz
SLICE OF LIFE I have 11 cans of beer left over from the Super Bowl party. I'm starting to clean the refrigerator pre-Pesach and need to figure out what to do with the stuff. I've discovered that adding beer to vegetables like onions, carrots and corn, combined with a dash or so of honey, molasses or sugar, gives a deep...
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A critic argues that Prague has been "rewritten" through the ages
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SPEAKING VOLUMES Scholar Alfred Thomas is very clear about his intentions in his new book Prague Palimpsest: Writing, Memory, and the City , recently published by Chicago University Press; and these intentions have much to do with some of the more trendy currents in academic literary criticism. He tells us in his introductory remarks that he did not want to...
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