Wednesday, August 20, 2014 Av 24, 5774

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Jared Shelly, JE Feature
Aside from his normal intake of between three and 10 cups of coffee per day - most of them decaf - Gene Kestenbaum also spends part of his day "cupping" from new batches of brewed joe regularly. "It's like wine-tasting. We draw it into our mouths and spit it out into a coffee spittoon," explained Kestenbaum, 58, president and CEO...
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An essential ingredient that's not as bad as you think
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Andrew Schloss
Fat! Suet! Blubber! Lard! They clog the capillaries and make us obese. They choke the heart, block the colon, ripple our thighs and pimple our pusses. In all of gastronomy, there's no food more fiendish than fat. Sweet butter. Extra-virgin olive oil. Beta carotene. Ghee. They perfume the pesto and perfect the pie. They tint the fritter, puff the tempura,...
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Well, rock my world: VH1 is presenting "So Jewtastic" as part of its "All Access Presents." Oy! Nah. Make that Yo! Because it's all a topsy-turvy world, isn't it? Madonna as Esther, Adam Goldberg, "The Hebrew Hammer" … Suddenly, hip-hop has become hopped-up Yiddishkeit? Bling it on! And that's what happens in "So Jewtastic," being shown by the cable network...
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What makes Christmas Carol kosher? Is it the fact that she doesn't mix milk and meat in her mince pies while putting up the tree? "Exactly," says Peter Gordon with a laugh. Wrong answer; right expert opinion. Gordon should know - as should colleague Michael Lange, both of whom make up the silliest music possible. But that's their bizarre -...
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Is 'Munich' Fair Game? Or is Steven Spielberg smarter than his critics?
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An eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth - follow that philosophy and before you know it, the whole world will be blind and toothless. Steven Spielberg's message from "Munich"? No, Tevye's from Anateveka. But what Spielberg has done with his new film - inspired by the events that followed the Munich massacre of 11 Israeli athletes at...
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