Sunday, July 5, 2015 Tammuz 18, 5775

Actually, it's more an artisanal art in this land of milk and honey -- and cream
By:
Elyse Glickman
Israeli food culture is on the rise, as are wine tours, agri-tours and other forms of foodie-tainment along the highways and back roads leading from Jerusalem and Tel Aviv to the Golan Heights. While artisanal cheesemakers in Israel may not have the celebrity marquee status of Haim Cohen, Moshe Segev and other chefs reshaping international notions about Israeli cuisine, they...
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Philadelphia Award winner on lifelong battle to defeat Celiac Disease
By:
Elyse Glickman
Thanks to Alice Salomon Bast's dedication, people with sensitivities to wheat- and gluten-based products cannot only be liberated from the painful effects of Celiac Disease, but also be freed up to enjoy the flavors and textures that normally make eating a pleasure. Her extensive accomplishments, including founding the National Foundation for Celiac Awareness in 2003, were spotlighted recently when she...
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Definitely not: Just sipping and supping the best of France
By:
Sharon McDonnell
In Burgundy, a region of France once ruled by Dukes nicknamed Philip the Bold, John the Fearless and Philip the Fair, I'm in an inn run by Katherine the Fabulous. In a stone barn converted to a stylishly-appointed inn in a town of 300, I'm on a tour for epicureans, taking cooking classes, tasting Burgundy's famous wines, and visiting postcard-perfect...
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Older men dating younger women? So? What's the problem?
By:
Rita Charleston, JE Feature
According to a recent German study, if a man marries a woman 15 to 17 years his junior, his chances of prematurely dying are cut by one-fifth. A new book considers all the permutations of such a move.
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Tuscany touches the senses with its 'voluptuousness'
By:
Sharon McDonnell, Jewish Exponent Feature
Who has read or seen "Under the Tuscan Sun" and not yearned for a villa in the Tuscan countryside? Scenery straight from a Renaissance painting: tall pointed cypresses, hilltop towns, and rolling green hills blanketed by vineyards and olive trees. Pure, simple flavors, washed down with lots of wine. The "voluptuousness" of Italy -- in the words of author Frances...
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