Wednesday, May 4, 2016 Nisan 26, 5776

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Rivka Tal
Mention the word "goulash" and a lot of people automatically add the word, "Hungarian." Few would argue that the hearty beef stew was born in Middle Europe. The dish, as well as the word gulyás , actually hails from Hungary. Gulyá literally means "herd of cattle"; hence, gulyás means "cowherd." The meal prepared in a kettle by cowherds is called...
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Keri Fisher, Jewish Exponent Feature
NOSH A ripe tomato is a thing of beauty. I've been known to eat them out of hand, garnished only with a sprinkle of salt and pepper. But when summer's bounty is a bit too bountiful, I host my own tomato festival at home, with a menu that honors this humble fruit, and recipes that highlight, rather than mask, its...
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Louise Fiszer, Jewish Exponent Feature
BEYOND CHICKEN SOUP "Doubtless God could have made a better berry, but doubtless God never did." William Butler, a 16th-century physician, shares my view on the much beloved strawberry. No wonder that strawberries grace the covers of most spring issues of food magazines, and that a number of restaurants declare a "Strawberry Week" in mid-May with special dishes on their...
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It wasn't surprising to discover that Sheryl Kane, author of Volunteer Vacations Across America , has daughters named Aviva and Elanit, and that her mother Ruth Wolfe, who's 86, recently received a lifetime achievement award for her more than 40 years of volunteer work. By saying this, I'm not suggesting that volunteering belongs only to Jews, but I am noting...
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What about sex? Sex is good. You betcha, and no better time than the present. But what if that's not what was actually said, and what was really asked was "how about dinner at 6? Six is good." That's some big matzah ball hanging out there, "Seinfeld." But for Marlee Matlin, "sex/six" was comedy at its most organic, if not...
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