Monday, May 4, 2015 Iyyar 15, 5775

An essential ingredient that's not as bad as you think
By:
Andrew Schloss
Fat! Suet! Blubber! Lard! They clog the capillaries and make us obese. They choke the heart, block the colon, ripple our thighs and pimple our pusses. In all of gastronomy, there's no food more fiendish than fat. Sweet butter. Extra-virgin olive oil. Beta carotene. Ghee. They perfume the pesto and perfect the pie. They tint the fritter, puff the tempura,...
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Jared Shelly, JE Feature
Aside from his normal intake of between three and 10 cups of coffee per day - most of them decaf - Gene Kestenbaum also spends part of his day "cupping" from new batches of brewed joe regularly. "It's like wine-tasting. We draw it into our mouths and spit it out into a coffee spittoon," explained Kestenbaum, 58, president and CEO...
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Jared Shelly, JE Feature
Staring down a long line of customers, chef David Glazer hustled to fry up his version of the latke - with olives, dill and scallions almost bursting out of a crispy potato shell. "The friendly ingredients - the spinach and the feta cheese - gets them every time," said Glazer, a chef from the Center City Greek restaurant Estia, pointing...
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Dairy is on the menu this time of year, along with that ubiquitous dose of cooking oil for the holiday. Still, no Chanukah celebration is complete without dessert. The following recipes using ricotta cheese come from the Hadassah Jewish Holiday Cookbook . Ricotta Cheesecake For Crust: 51/2 Tbsps.melted unsalted butter, divided 11/2 cups crushed lemon cookies or vanilla wafers For...
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Chanukah is the only one of the major Jewish holidays not recounted in the Bible, and much of its symbolism is open to interpretation. Was Chanukah, as some say, originally a recognition of the solstice? Did it become a family-based holiday and de-emphasize its military connotation because Jews living under the Romans realized the imprudence of celebrating victory over a...
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Arts and Culture Events

Mon. May 4
Interfaith Family Philadelphia
6:30 PM-9:00 PM
Tue. May 5
Beth El's Jewish Film Festival
Congregation Beth El of Bucks County
7:30 PM
Congregation Beth El of Bucks County

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