Friday, July 25, 2014 Tammuz 27, 5774
By:
Ethel Hofman, JE Feature
Phyllis Glazer made aliyah from New York more than 30 years ago. Today, she is one of Israel's culinary stars as a journalist, TV personality and spokesperson. So when we were invited to her home in Tel Aviv for Shabbat dinner, I immediately accepted, certain that, although Phyllis is a vegetarian, she would respect her meat-eating guests, and there would...
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By:
Linda Morel, JE Feature
Though I don't like to admit it, lately I've been eating the foods of my youth: chicken fricassee and stuffed peppers, sweet-and-sour meatballs, braised short ribs. I liked them as a child, but that was before I was exposed to moussaka, polenta and Pad Thai noodles. By the 1970s, I became so enamored with other people's cuisine that I rejected...
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Here are a few tips and some menu items to help you get through the day
By:
Ethel Hofman, JE Feature
Each year at the High Holidays, we wish each other " L'Shanah Tovah " (to a good year) and a light fast. But, for many, fasting is difficult and exhausting. Michael M. Segal, M.D., Ph.D., notes that most people think the difficulty of fasting is feeling "hungry." Not so, he says. Avoiding thirst is much more important for how you...
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The Jewish state's experiencing a wine revolution
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Martin Davidson, JE Feature
This last year has been a significant one for Israeli and kosher wines. After years of concerted efforts to change the perception of critics and consumers, the breakthrough finally came in December of 2007, when Robert Parker's Wine Advocate heaped praise on Israeli wines, including kosher varietals, awarding 14 wines with a huge "90" (rated outstanding) score. The Wine Spectator...
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Mentioned in the Bible, it's a fruit filled with mystery and lots of surprises
By:
Rivka Tal, JE Feature
Pomegranates are a beautiful, majestic fruit with a crown on top, resembling nothing else on produce stands. In areas with a high concentration of Jews, you're likely to come across more of them in the next couple of weeks. There's that Jewish geography connection. The pomegranate ( rimon in Hebrew) is one of the seven choice fruits of the Land...
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