Saturday, July 23, 2016 Tammuz 17, 5776

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Louise Fiszer, Jewish Exponent Feature
BEYOND CHICKEN SOUP During a recent exchange between friends of an up-coming summer potluck barbecue, the talk turned to dessert. Some were offering all sorts of cakes, tarts and cookies. However, there seemed to be a glaring omission from this very American party dessert list -- pies. Although pies may not have been created in America, they definitely have become...
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Ethel Hofman, Jewish Exponent Feature
Two food books recently crossed my desk, each from different eras and with vastly different content, but both culinary treasures. I couldn't wait to read Emma Wedgwood Darwin's book titled Mrs. Charles Darwin's Recipe Book, Revived and Illustrated , published by Glitterati. Emma's husband, Charles, was one of the most celebrated and perhaps notorious thinkers of his day. His treatise...
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SPEAKING VOLUMES Lyricist Fred Ebb and composer John Kander were not only collaborators for more than 40 years -- longer than any songwriting partnership in Broadway history, notes their biographer James Leve -- but also fast and inseparable friends for those four productive decades. It seems that only something as sudden and definitive as Ebb's death in 2004 could have...
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Only "$9.99" for The Meaning of Life? A bargain! But don't discount the dynamics of hurt and hope in delivering that happiness. And "$9.99" -- the amazing stop-motion animation directing debut of Israeli-born Tatia Rosenthal -- stops one in its very tracks as it traces the litmus test of dreams on a motley mix of apartment dwellers. The first Australian-Israel...
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Linda Morel, Jewish Exponent Feature
WHAT'S COOKING? Although it sounds like a contradiction in terms, I'm a great fan of cold soups, which are even more versatile than their steaming winter counterparts. When was the last time you heard of anyone serving piping-hot soup for breakfast or dessert? Yet ice-cold soups can be anything you want them to be. I eat frosty fruit soups at...
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