February 10, 2016 / 1st of Adar, 5776
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    With the rerelease of her popular cookbook, “Jewish Slow Cooker Recipes: 120 Holiday and Everyday Dishes Made Easy,” chef Laura Frankel is able to add modern appeal to two things stigmatized by prominent—if unfair—reputations. The first is the humble slow cooker,... 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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    Until the last few years, I was never big on soups. They always seemed like a sorry, one-note excuse for a meal—especially the pureed ones. I wanted a more diverse texture instead of spoonful after spoonful of the same thing. I’m not sure what happened between then and now, but... Read More
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    Last year around this time, I helped throw a surprise dinner party for a friend’s 30th birthday. We planned a menu that included all of her favorite things: a thoughtfully composed cheese platter, homemade pasta, and lemon pudding cake. And to satisfy her love of beets, we made borscht,... Read More
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    When I was in my mid-twenties, my mother sent me a handwritten note which said the following: “Molly, please learn how to make brisket and chicken soup with matzah balls. Then you can get married.” I won’t even begin the discussion about the glaring heteronormativity of my... Read More
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  • Soup_large
    I've learned a lot from my Mom; one thing is how to make soup. The ingredients and flavors are delicious and always a crowd-pleaser! 1 package of Chicken or a whole chicken1 pack of Soup bones (optional)1 bunch of Parsley1 bunch of dill3 Parsnips washed, peeling optional2-3 Onions- remove... Read More
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    Last December, I read an article in the food section of the New York Times (or just "The Times" if you're a Jersey girl who also refers to the Big Apple as simply "The City") that got my hopes up, then neatly crushed them. I recall the tease to the link as purporting to... Read More
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