Tuesday, August 4, 2015 Av 19, 5775
Smith, that is. And make way for the perfect pear!
By:
Eileen Goltz, JE Feature
I've been Granny Smithed and Red Delicioused to death these past few weeks. Everyone is apple pie this and apple cider that. I say, let the pear have its day; after all, it's in season, too. So why not make it front and center in your menu? Pears, like apples, are incredibly versatile. In addition to being delicious served raw,...
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So many cookbooks these days focus on specifics: one-pot meals, low-carb dinners, sugar-free desserts. And then, some books try to accomplish a great deal -- maybe even too much. The Light Jewish Cookbook, by Sylvia Jouffa and Annick Champetier de Ribes, may fall into the latter category, though it is intriguing. A small paperback, it includes ethnic recipes from around...
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Here's a healthier way to dip into the past
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Linda Morel, JE Feature
As a teenager, I sat at my grandmother's kitchen table as she prepared family dinners. In 1966, Betty Friedan founded the National Organization of Women, while Granny ladled sour cream into noodles, and pumped tzimmes with brisket, and poured a pint of heavy cream into her rice pudding. "How many calories in that rice pudding?" I asked one autumn afternoon...
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Ethel Hofman, JE Feature
For centuries, the jaded and the weary have flocked to health resorts with the desire for instant rejuvenation. Early written records describe the Greeks using freshwater springs to treat all manner of ailments. In Roman times, the Emperor Agrippa -- hopefully for the good health of his subjects -- built the first public bathhouse. In the 13th century, grandiose public...
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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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