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There is lots of nutritional knowledge out there and plenty of advice on diet do’s and don’t’s. Diets are everywhere and eating fads are abundant (eat fat, no carbs; eat carbs, … more
Bringing new life to hamantaschen was a challenge. People are dead set on their favorite flavors like classic poppy seed and apricot. Of course, newer directions such as Nutella … more
The idea of using food as medicine is nothing new. Maimonides believed in using food to prevent and treat illness and to maintain health. But what if your health is already in the throes of a … more
Tu B’Shevat begins Sunday night, Feb. 9. When I was a kid, each week for ten weeks before the holiday, we brought 10 cents to school and bought a stamp which formed another leaf of a tree … more
My not-so-healthy Jewish food resolution for 2020 sounds simple: Eat more blintzes. But as with the best blintzes, it’s somewhat complex. My grandmother, Mama Pearl, was 99 when she passed … more
It is winter and my doctor just told me to concentrate my fruit eating on blackberries, raspberries, and blueberries for the best nutritional value with the fewest calories … more
The 2010s saw chickpeas rise to fame. The king of chickpea dishes, hummus, turned from a hippy health food to a fridge staple. This was great in terms of accessibility, but not so great for … more
It is definitely winter. I can tell. My hands are always cold and my lips are always chapped. Winter is the time for hunkering down and eating hearty foods, like wintery thick soups, stews … more
Back in the day, by which I mean the 1950s, before all of us started counting cholesterol and Ashkenazi Jews still feasted regularly on hot dogs and pastrami, my family was devoted to Isaac Gellis … more
It’s not every day you’re actually encouraged to indulge in a deep-fried afternoon snack, so I feel obliged not to pass up that opportunity when Chanukah comes along. Chanukah: Host as … more
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