August 21, 2014 / 25th of Av, 5774
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Food

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    Aside from weekend travel, the Fourth of July has me thinking about hot dogs and barbecues. And while this may not be a direct connection, it also gets me thinking about another form of beef I really adore—the corned variety. (None of that wet, round kind, but the real, flat,... Read More
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    These popsicles need little explanation. To me, they symbolize summer and the Fourth of July. When I was younger, the holiday marked the middle of what my siblings and I dubbed the “Wednesday Races,” which were weekly foot races held at a nearby outdoor track after school let out... Read More
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    Delicious fresh produce is abundant at farmer’s markets and grocery stores this time of year. This Brown Rice Pilaf with Squash and Chicken recipe makes use of the summer squash and zucchini that are in season right now. Feel free to substitute your favorite in-season summer veggies... Read More
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    Photo credit: Union Square Donuts It’s getting harder and harder for me to conduct these interviews in person. But when the person I’m supposed to be interviewing makes the best donuts in Boston, I make an exception! This week I chat with Josh Danoff, the man behind Union... Read More
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    If you know me, you know I love brisket. I’ve written about it, I’ve bought the expensive Whole Foods variety, I’ve bought the cheaper Market Basket variety, and I’ve been alarmed at the recent brisket shortage due to Arby’s… but now I’ve really done... Read More
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    In an ideal world, I’d have time to plan, prepare and leisurely consume a complete, well-rounded meal. But like most other people, I just can’t find the time. (And I’ve only got one mouth to feed. Parents, I respect you.) I often rely on smoothies for a tasty meal on the... Read More
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    One indisputable fact is that kids love to get their hands dirty. And what better way to do that than by mixing together the makings of sweet, glaze-y cocktail meatballs and then portioning them into two-bite appetizers? This recipe is inspired by a friend whose fondest Shabbat memories involve... Read More
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    Recently a friend of mine was bemoaning what I believe is a common predicament among parents—she basically said that having her kids help prepare a meal is great, in theory. She has two young children who like to help her cook. She loves that they’re interested, but since she’s... Read More
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    I admit it—I’m a fan girl. Long before I picked up my beloved copy of “Garlic and Sapphires: The Secret Life of a Critic in Disguise”—a great read if you’ve ever been curious about the life of a food critic—I followed Ruth Reichl as the daughter of fierce... Read More
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    Recently, one of my coworkers was bemoaning what I believe is a common predicament among parents. Basically, she said that having her kids help prepare a meal is great—in theory. She has two young children who like to help her cook. She loves that they’re interested, but since... Read More
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