Tuesday, September 1, 2015 Elul 17, 5775

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One of my all-time favorite books is Lost New York , a compilation of photos, sketches and text that explain all the architectural wonders that we Americans somehow allowed people to destroy throughout the recent history of Manhattan. The long-lamented original Pennsylvania Station at 33rd Street -- one of the greatest creations of the fabled McKim, Mead and White firm...
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Michelle Mostovy-Eisenberg, JE Feature
At first glance, Jonathan Rosen's latest book, The Life of the Skies , subtitled Birding at the End of Nature , seems to be about, well, birds. But The Life of the Skies is about more than that. While exploring history, religion and culture, as found in literature spanning thousands of years, Rosen shows his readers -- and, in fact,...
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Try this fabulous form of cooking with something different -- fish
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Andrew Schloss, JE Feature
Fish provide the most varied protein supply a home cook has, but what should be a constant source of culinary invention is more often than not prepared by rote. Broiled flounder, poached salmon or grilled tuna (on the occasions when it doesn't come out of a can) are served in endless rotation, even in the best kitchens. Part of the...
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Set the table -- and your sights -- for romance
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Ethel Hofman, JE Feature
Dr. Ruth Westheimer -- aka "Dr. Ruth," as she's known to millions -- has assured us that an aphrodisiac is anything you think it is: "It's all in the mind," she says. Thus, in celebration of Valentine's Day, anything goes. We have the noted sex therapist's permission to plan a lover's day menu that may be indulgent, rich, guilt-free and...
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... and ours: The story of a Philadelphia street
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Bruce Buschel's first book, Walking Broad , published recently by Simon & Schuster, has an almost unbeatable premise. Not that it's so outrageously novel. Many other writers have wandered about cities -- generally along major, world-famous thoroughfares -- in search of the heart and soul of a particular urban terrain and its populace. In fact, this little trick was especially...
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