Thursday, December 18, 2014 Kislev 26, 5775
One of the oldest known edible fruits, pomegranates were brought to the New World by Spanish missionaries in 1521. It is one of the earliest cultivated and most revered fruits. The pomegranate is native to Iran and the Himalayas in northern India, and has been cultivated and naturalized to the Mediterranean region, as well as parts of China. It is...
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Recipes to please Esau and friends
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Lorna Rosenberg, JE Feature
Having just enjoyed the bounty of all those holiday meals, it's a good time to think about the vast and varied food history of the Jewish people. Borrowing from the many countries that have hosted our communities in the Diaspora, Jewish cooking can be more Mediterranean, Arabic or Eastern European depending on where your ancestors originated. But the true roots...
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Fall has arrived, and with it comes the colder weather. What better than to make Shabbat complete with some warm foods. Soup and salad go hand in hand, but so does salad and cholent, and if you've never made it before, here's your chance with some fabulous (and not-so-difficult) recipes. For more kid-friendly recipes on traditional Jewish foods, see Lorna...
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A joyous time of the year, where we welcome family and friends outdoors
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Ethel Hofman, JE Feature
Right on the heels of Yom Kippur, the search is on. Children go about fishing for corn stalks, leaves and fallen tree branches - all essential items for the sukkah - to be built in backyards, patios or even on condominium balconies. Sukkot is a joyous festival, and building the sukkah can be a family project. In ancient times, the...
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By:
Andrew Schloss
What sacrifices we make for the sake of speed –– take oats, for example. Look at those fallacious insta-tized flakes that pass for modern oatmeal. Even the noble look of the weighty friend on the label can't disguise the anemia of a processed product possessing all the appeal of gustatory dust. Quickness is its one asset, and for that we...
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