Friday, December 26, 2014 Tevet 4, 5775

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Rivka Tal, JE Feature
Cilantro is quite popular in Israel, and all over the Middle East and North Africa. It's part and parcel of Tex-Mex, Thai and Indian traditional cooking as well. But it's one of those things in the food world: You either love those pungent, sage-citrusy-tasting leaves or you hate them. It seems that there's very little middle ground. Scientists explain that...
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But can the government/corporations deal with their 'truths'?
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Hoaxes with the most-est? Andy Bichlbaum and Mike Bonanno know what it means to just say no; their drug of choice is playing plants: As the Yes Men -- iconoclastic irritants who stage false press conferences and media events, and attend conventions as ersatz executives -- they bring world attention to growing global capitalism through chaos and comedy. False profits?...
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In Hollywood, as author/First Person Festival star moves from 'Bible' to the big screen
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When walking in the shoes of the fisherman, how does A.J. Jacobs know they're the same size? And what does he do with the sand and stones in the sandals? The writer ponders the pebbles as possibilities, not problems: "Sometimes, it's good if you have the sand stay in there." He should know. He's wiping the floor with his Florsheims,...
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SPEAKING VOLUMES The deep divide between the East and West Coast artistic communities was an undeniable fact of 20th-century creative life in America and was apparent in the realm of literature -- poetry, especially -- and was also at play in the field of photography. Alfred Stieglitz was likely the pinnacle of the Eastern establishment, while someone like Edward Weston...
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Old-fashioned simmering method is making a comeback
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Linda Morel
WHAT'S COOKING? Braising is back in style. Dormant for decades, it's a skill that has become trendy on the Food Network and in cooking magazines. Yet it's a method that my grandmother used nearly every night when she made dinner. If she were still alive, she'd laugh at braising's new status. Contradictory in nature, braising entails searing food in fat...
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