Monday, March 2, 2015 AdarI 11, 5775

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Norma Schonwetter, JE Feature
I've been inundated by friends and family with erroneous information and questions about using plastics in the microwave and in the kitchen. Now, Jennifer Killinger, director of the plastics division of the American Chemistry Council, has substantiated my information with some interesting facts and disclaimers. It's time for consumers to become knowledgeable on this subject so they can discount ridiculous...
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Spring into specialties that tout freshness and color
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Ethel Hofman, JE Feature
Don't we all have friends who are sort of vegetarian, but not quite? Though the bulk of their diet is made up of grains, fruits and vegetables, beans and nuts, they'll occasionally eat meat, poultry and fish. The newest term for those folks, coined by culinary experts and nutritionists, is "flexitarian." In a 2006 article published by scientists at Oxford...
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It was a dreary morning in Amsterdam -- the date was Nov. 4, 2004 -- when 26-year-old Mohammas Bouyeri, a Moroccan Dutchman wearing a gray raincoat and prayer hat, shot and killed Theo van Gogh, the great-grandnephew of the famous painter, while the filmmaker was riding his bicycle. Witnesses, shocked by this random-seeming burst of violence, said that they were...
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Jewish law clearly has a lot to say, of course, about ritual slaughter, and the proper preparation of kosher meat and poultry. There's also plenty in the Torah and Talmud that focuses on employer-employee relationships, and the ethics of how to treat workers. Except for a few historical cases where rabbinical authorities tried to link the two issues, generally, they've...
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By:
Louise Fiszer, JE Feature
If your passion for potatoes during Passover has become passé, I have good news for you. Quinoa (Ki-no-ah), the grain that really isn't a grain, has been deemed kosher-for-Passover. This fact was brought to my attention by one of my students during a Passover cooking class that I taught some weeks ago. Having used quinoa in all sorts of dishes...
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