March 2, 2015 / 11th of Adar, 5775
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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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    After the 80-degree days we had earlier this week, digging into some soup may not seem so appealing. But not all soups are meant to keep you warm on a chilly night. Some—such as this chilled cucumber soup—can keep you cool on a hot day. My roommates and I have finally gotten around to... Read More
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    Let’s settle something right off the bat: there is no ancient tradition of eating dairy foods on Shavuot. In fact, it’s not even ambiguous. The Torah talks all about first fruits and the early summer harvest of wheat, and not at all about dairy. The specious connection between milk... Read More
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    While deciding on a kid-friendly Shabbat recipe, I was witness to an accidental focus group. A couple of weeks ago, my brother and sister-in-law threw a birthday party for my nephew’s first birthday. They offered a great spread of sweets, including lollipops, fruit and a variety of homemade... Read More
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    Jonathan Neman founded sweetgreen with his two college roommates. Now the chopped salad chain is taking on the Boston market, with locations in Fort Point and Back Bay. The newest store is opening in Chestnut Hill this week. I asked Jonathan about the philanthropic philosophy behind the... Read More
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    If I’m going to eat fried foods, they had better be worth the calories. And while I love a good falafel sandwich, there are sadly too many that just aren’t worth it. In Boston we’re lucky to have a wide array of these crispy balls—from straight-up Israeli-style chickpea to... Read More
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    Summer may not officially begin until the end of June, but I always think of Memorial Day weekend as the kickoff to this long-awaited season of cookouts, long weekends and as much grilling as I can fit in between rainstorms. But the real significance of this weekend is often overshadowed by... Read More
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    Jews and Chinese food go together as well as Bert and Ernie. So you can imagine how excited I was to hear about Black Trumpet, Gabe Fine and Mia Scharpie’s brand-new kosher meat pop-up that focuses on Sichuan cuisine. I asked them about the concept and inspiration for their launch next... Read More
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    Growing up, my family celebrated all of the major—and many of the minor—Jewish holidays. But it wasn’t until I attended college that I realized just how many holidays there are in Judaism. It seemed like there was a party on the quad or a day off every other week to observe... Read More
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