Sunday, April 20, 2014 Nisan 20, 5774

Root vegetables, as featured in the main story this week, clearly have considerable versatility. They can be utilized to create a main or side dish, to fill a sandwich with bursts of flavor, and can even get a pleasant workout when it comes to dessert. Sweet potatoes, of all such vegetables, have become popular in today's cuisines. Sweet-potato fries may...
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Eileen Goltz, Jewish Exponent Feature
Let's face it: There was a time in the not-too-distant past when most of our main meals revolved around beef -- or some other type of red meat. With the newest medical warnings about what too much meat can do to our "innards," many of us have decided that it's best eaten once or twice a week. While I'm truly...
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If a doughnut-eating contest came to Philly, Zach Engel would surely have an edge. Engel taste-tests up to 40 of the fried sweets every week -- a perk or health hazard of his job as the managing chef at the newly opened Federal Donuts, depending on how you look at it. "I don't really eat anything" else, he says. No...
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Jay Leistner is getting in touch with his feminine side. All 300 pounds of it. An architect and interior designer who runs his own company in Jenkintown, Leistner has designs on what may be the role of his lifetime: Edna, the hefty housewife and heroine of Hairspray , the award-winning Broadway musical with a history of untraditional casting that puts...
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Sample some British fare masquerading as American comfort food
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Ethel G. Hofman
Some of my most memorable, tasty meals have been in the country pubs of England and Scotland. Inside, the atmosphere is jovial, the room dim and smoke-filled (although now in some pubs, no smoking is the rule). It's a gathering place for young and old, male and female, where everyone is welcome. Every village has at least one such pub...
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