Sunday, July 24, 2016 Tammuz 18, 5776
By:
Devra Ferst, The Forward
Every reality competition with judges has a "mean one": Simon Cowell's scathing remarks made plenty of "American Idol" contestants cry. For the first couple of seasons of "Top Chef," the Emmy Award-winning Bravo TV series now in its seventh season, that judge was Gail Simmons. But behind the scenes, the vivacious and fast-talking Simmons -- who tap dances for the...
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What else to do with a car full of sports fans?
By:
Eileen Goltz, JE Feature
It seems appropriate that as football season gets into full swing, we celebrate by eating the quintessential tail-gate food: the "hero" sandwich. At its most basic, a hero -- or hoagie, as it's called in these parts -- is a large sandwich made of a long crusty roll, split lengthwise and filled with meats and cheese (and tomato and onion...
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Row upon row of green produce stretches toward a line of trees bordering the picturesque fields of Branch Creek Farm in Perkasie. There is no modern farming equipment in sight, no electric lights -- just an old-time covered wagon, a tall red barn and wood-frame greenhouses covered in thick plastic. Oh, and one other thing -- a sukkah big enough...
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For Sukkot: Keep it simple, keep it hot
By:
Linda Morel, JE Feature
What could be better than dining inside a sukkah? I love looking through a lattice roof entwined with greenery and gazing at stars. I love the scent of autumn air mixed with the medley of produce dangling from the sukkah's walls. I've always felt that Sukkot -- the Jewish harvest holiday -- beats Thanksgiving hands down. Sukkot not only lasts...
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By:
Keri Fisher, JE Exponent
This time of year, when the leaves are just beginning to turn and the mornings are cool and breezy, I turn my back on cold dinners eaten on the patio and look to my favorite part of the coming autumn: simple, delicious soups. A true cream-of-mushroom soup is hearty, earthy and deliciously savory. Like peas and carrots, the flavors of...
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