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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
Once upon a time, almonds, those delicious, sweet nuts that hold a very prominent place in our cuisine, were poisonous and inedible. They contained a chemical called amygdalin which allowed the … more
Chanukah is a holiday that takes over everything. The pantry overflows with bottles of oil and baking ingredients at the ready, kids decorate the house with dreidels and chocolate gelt coins, the … more
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