Friday, July 25, 2014 Tammuz 27, 5774

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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It's a show about "Let's put on a show!" But its production values are none that Mickey Rooney or Judy Garland would recognize, and its gamble more a multimillion buck bet than a dime-a-dozen lucky shot. Welcome to the pink-hair coiffed, too.And along the way, it smashes stereotypes that theater can only accommodate the purple-hair set. Smash , Steven Spielberg...
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Got red eye? Forget an antihistamine; Andy Levy may be the cure. He's certainly helped Red Eye , an eye-opener of a politically incorrect comic news creation anchored by Greg Gutfeld. The increasingly popular show airs at the DVR-worthy hour of 3 a.m. on the Fox News Channel. This ombudsman's for you: The feisty 45-year-old with his eye always ready...
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Rivka Tal, Jewish Exponent Feature
A TASTE OF ISRAEL I've heard it said that there are really a very limited number of recipes in the world -- that there are basic ones from which all others evolve. Who was the first person in the world to have the idea of wrapping little pastries around a savory filling? He/she could possibly claim the patent for wontons,...
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Abundant in vitamins and minerals, they're economical, too
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Linda Morel, Jewish Exponent Feature
I used to be intimidated by dried beans. The thought of soaking them made me nervous. But when I realized all it takes to be an aficionado is boiling water, I began preparing every kind of dried bean imaginable. Then I became a snob, pitying people who bought canned beans. But I've passed through that phase and now incorporate both...
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