Tuesday, September 2, 2014 Elul 7, 5774

Admit it: The best part of dinner is dessert!
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Louise Fiszer, JE Feature
When I start planning a menu for a celebratory meal, my first line of attack is the dessert course. Whether it is an intimate sit-down affair with fine china and crystal, or a stand-in-line buffet kiddush with paper and plastic, I want the grand finale to be a memorable one. Now, creating a dessert for eight is quite a different...
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The Jewish love affair with carrots is obvious when you see how many recipes using this vegetable appear in most cookbooks, writes Michael van Straten, author of the recent The Healthy Jewish Cookbook . The first time he sampled carrot cake was in a tiny village overlooking Lake Zurich in Switzerland while visiting a friend's cousin. He assumed that the...
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Inevitably, it is the ineffable, unutterable urgency of 9/11 that calls out for conversation now. From the battle cry of "Let's roll" to the fatigued tears of "Let's talk," "United 93" director Paul Greengrass has his ear to the ground and his audience in the air as he's about to pry open the blighted black box of the unspeakable on...
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Not one to put all his eggs in one basket, the protean and ready for prime-time player Robert Smigel ponders which is harder - Eastertime for the Jews or "Christmastime for the Jews"? Well, he says, kibitzing that he may be too crabby - in a non- treif manner of speaking - to comment comically having been matzahed-out of his...
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