Monday, August 31, 2015 Elul 16, 5775

So many cookbooks these days focus on specifics: one-pot meals, low-carb dinners, sugar-free desserts. And then, some books try to accomplish a great deal -- maybe even too much. The Light Jewish Cookbook, by Sylvia Jouffa and Annick Champetier de Ribes, may fall into the latter category, though it is intriguing. A small paperback, it includes ethnic recipes from around...
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Here's a healthier way to dip into the past
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Linda Morel, JE Feature
As a teenager, I sat at my grandmother's kitchen table as she prepared family dinners. In 1966, Betty Friedan founded the National Organization of Women, while Granny ladled sour cream into noodles, and pumped tzimmes with brisket, and poured a pint of heavy cream into her rice pudding. "How many calories in that rice pudding?" I asked one autumn afternoon...
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Prodigy-cum-applauded Philly flutist strikes notes for history
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How sweet the sound of the Dolce Suono Ensemble. And how sweet the sincerity of Mimi Stillman, the Philly flutist with a filigree of fame spread worldwide since founding the ensemble five years ago. For a flutist who flaunts an impressive bio that includes being the youngest wind player ever admitted to the Curtis Institute of Music -- she was...
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"Greenwich Village Hooligans"? Gee, why didn't he think of that, chuckles director/writer (with Michael Jaeger) Josh Shelov of what he could have called "The Best and the Brightest." Because, probably, the writer of "Green Street Hooligans" -- Shelov's acclaimed other major credit -- would have been repeating himself. And, one thing's for sure: Shelov is an original. It shines through...
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Class act: 'Best and Brightest' takes on kindergarten and those pushy parents
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I have a 2-year-old, and damned if I'm going to let Neil Patrick Harris and Bonnie Somerville snap up the last space in preschool for their kid. Oh. Wait. I have to tell myself: It's only a movie. It's only a movie. But "The Best and the Brightest" may be the funniest in quite some time, with its focus on...
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