Wednesday, April 16, 2014 Nisan 16, 5774
Chicken soup's undeniable power
By:
Louise Fiszer, JE Feature
Chicken soup, more affectionately known as "Jewish penicillin," has been touted with curative powers for centuries. Beyond its health benefits, a good and golden chicken stock is delicious, aromatic, and serves as the base for a myriad of soups and stews. And where in the world would we float (or sink) our matzah balls if we didn't this wonderful stuff,...
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The traditions of a long-lost land come home, twice
By:
Deborah Davis, JE Feature
"I want people to see this book as a journey," says Rivka Goldman, author of Mama Nazima's Jewish-Iraqi Cuisine , published in mid-2006. This is more than just a cookbook; it's a tale of exodus, even survival. Goldman intertwines family stories with recipes derived from her mother, Leah Nazima Sofer, so that the book serves both the stomach and the...
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Spice up life with a Mediterranean accent February 08, 2007
Laura Frankel, author of Jewish Cooking for All Seasons: Fresh, Flavorful Kosher Recipes for Holidays and Every Day , loves her job as the chef and co-owner of Shallots, one of Chicago's top restaurants -- and a kosher one at that. Her book, released in 2006, honors traditional Jewish repertoire and also expands upon it, drawing on flavors from the...
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Do students do better scholastically if they study what they're eating?
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Blake Gernstetter, JE Feature
When Sunday night rolls around and none of his homework is done, Brandon Burr keeps procrastinating. The University of Illinois sophomore plays Minesweeper marathons, watches college football and snacks on goldfish crackers and burritos, stressing over how he's going to accomplish so much in so little time. His roommate Mark eats a tube of Pringles every day. The good news...
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Dessert to start 2007 off right
By:
Louise Fiszer, JE Feature
For all of you whose New Year's resolutions include living a healthier lifestyle by losing weight, help is on the way! There are so many options these days for diets that hold the promise of a brand-new and better body ... low-fat, no-fat, low-carb, no-carb, high-protein, sugar-busters, to name just a few. They all worked for me for a time,...
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