Wednesday, May 6, 2015 Iyyar 17, 5775
By:
Louise Fiszer, JE Feature
At the conclusion of Yom Kippur -- a day of reflection, atonement and fasting -- friends and family come together to exchange greetings and renew their strength, spiritually and physically. Foods served to break the fast should be light and simple restoratives, which include sweet and savory dishes. The following break-the-fast menu can be prepared in advance; in fact, the...
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By:
Andrew Schloss, JE Feature
Most desserts depend on dairy products for texture and flavor, making holiday sweets one of the perennial challenges for kosher homemakers. There are all sorts of ersatz techniques to create confections that turn out creamy and light without the benefit of real butter, cream or milk, but the results always seem substandard to me, and I can't help but think...
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A blast from the past: Recipes from the domestic '60s
By:
Ethel Hofman, JE Feature
Curious, I dragged a long-forgotten, red plastic recipe box from the top shelf in my office. The recipes are relics from the 1960s, on food-stained cards. Some of the writing is faded, but I can still decipher measurements and methods. Memories of boisterous family gatherings and casual suppers with friends come flooding back with a vengeance. In the mid-60s, for...
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Jewish food is not traditionally known for its healthy qualities. In fact, it is often perceived as heavy and fat-laden -- a "heart attack on a plate." This reputation is based largely on our limited knowledge of the food of northern and eastern Europe. But if you delve farther afield, you'll find an exciting, eclectic and above all, healthy, range...
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Manischewitz kosher foods and Susie Fishbein, the author of the new Kosher by Design, Short on Time: Fabulous Food Faster , have teamed up to bring out some delicious new dessert recipes and products just in time for the holidays. Note that serving kugel in individual portions makes for an elegant presentation and helps with portion control -- always needed...
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