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Food

  • Pray. Eat. Organize. — A Jewish Renewal-style Shabbat service, set for Jan. 28 at Berith Sholom

    By jwadmin on January 25, 2017
    Congregation Berith Sholom will host its second “Pray. Eat. Organize,” a Jewish-Renewal style service, on Saturday, Jan. 28, beginning at 10:30 a.m. at the temple, 162 Third St., Troy. The service will be followed by a potluck vegetarian lunch and networking. “Our theme for the parshe Va-eyra is cultivating a soft heart for hard times,” said Audrey Seidman, one of the organizers. “All […]
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  • I bet you didn’t know —Chanukah trivia

    By jwadmin on December 21, 2016
    By JULIE WIENER (MyJewishLearning via JTA) – Chanukah, which starts at sundown on Dec. 24 — Christmas eve — is among the most widely celebrated Jewish holidays in the United States. But that doesn’t mean there is nothing new to learn about this eight-day festival. From the mysterious origins of gelt to an apocryphal beheading to Marilyn Monroe, we’ve compiled […]
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  • Plantain Latkes with Avocado Crema Recipe

    By jwadmin on December 21, 2016
    By SAMANTHA FERRARO (The Nosher via JTA) – Every year I create a new latke recipe for the Chanukah season. Potatoes are so last year, but inspiring roots and vegetables is the trend now. Plantain chips are among my favorite treats; put a bag in front of me and it’s over. I blame my East Coast childhood for my addiction to Latin […]
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  • Zimtsterne: Star Cookies for Yom Kippur Break-Fast

    By jwadmin on October 6, 2016
    By RONNIE FEIN (The Nosher via JTA) – When people deny themselves food for an extended period of time, they’re usually ravenously hungry and find themselves thinking about consuming huge amounts. But it’s not a good idea to pack it in too quickly; it’s too hard on your digestive system. So when Yom Kippur comes to a close, I make it easier for […]
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  • Easiest Rosh Hashanah dinner. Ever.

    By jwadmin on September 28, 2016
    By SHANNON SARNA NEW YORK  CITY (JTA) – Some people take great pride and pleasure in planning their Rosh Hashanah and holiday menus for weeks or months in advance, chugging away at kugels and cakes and soup to put in the freezer. I know my grandmother and Aunt Ruth both did their High Holidays cooking all summer so they would be “ready.” […]
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  • On Shavuot, who (or what) will get the first fruits?

    By jwadmin on June 8, 2016
    By EDMON J. RODMAN LOS ANGELES (JTA) – As we approach Shavuot, there’s a battle going on in our garden over who — or what — will get our first fruits. In ancient days in Israel, beginning at Shavuot — the holiday that marked the wheat harvest as well as the giving of the Torah on Mount Sinai — people brought to the Temple in […]
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  • How to make perfect cheesecake five ways

    By jwadmin on June 8, 2016
    By RONNIE FEIN The Nosher food blog – You know Shavuot is coming when you begin to see cheesecakes everywhere. (Shavuot begin June 11) Countless variations are in the bakeries and supermarkets. Cheesecake is the iconic Shavuot dessert, as sacrosanct as a Chanukah latke or Passover matzah ball. Unfortunately, cheesecake is one of those deceptively simple recipes, the kind that requires some tips and techniques […]
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