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  • Cooking with wine: A spirited menu

    By Judy Zeidler

    2 weeks ago

    The addition of wine to your favorite recipes can impart wonderful flavor, but too much or the wrong style can potentially ruin a delicious dish. 

    Example: Fish is usually better with the addition of white wine — except when using a pinot noir with a salmon recipe. Red wine can...

  • Crumbs kosher cupcake empire crumbles

    JTA

    3 weeks ago

    Crumbs, the popular New York-based cupcake chain with kosher certification, abruptly shuttered its stores across the United States.

    The publicly traded company had closed a few of its 65 stores in recent months amid heavy financial losses. On Monday, Crumbs Bake Shop shut down...

  • Tea is Steve Schwartz’ medium to change the world

    by Jessica Ritz

    July 3, 2014 | 2:49 pm

    Steve Schwartz sat down to pour organic green pomegranate tea for a guest and himself, doling out the steeped liquid in three intervals between two glasses. This method, he explained, helps ensure each cup is more evenly concentrated than a single pour. But the gesture is symbolic...

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  • Recipes: Smoked salmon sandwiches, chocolate paninis and more

    By Judy Zeidler

    June 25, 2014 | 2:53 pm

    Baby boomers have childhood memories of eating all sorts of comfort foods: meatloaf, macaroni and cheese, Campbell’s Cream of Mushroom Soup, french toast and tuna sandwiches.

    Over the years, though, Julia Child and the Food Network did a lot to change these food habits, and...

  • This week in Jewish farming: Sex, violence and vegetables

    by Ben Harris, JTA

    June 20, 2014 | 11:30 am

    Last night, the rubber finally met the road.

    After months of work and worry, catastrophes averted and triumphs achieved, we took eight kinds of vegetables out of the ground, washed and packed them into boxes, loaded them onto a truck and delivered them to our 42 CSA members.

    ...
  • Recipes: Summer flavors, savory pastries and rich cheese tarts

    By Judy Zeidler

    June 18, 2014 | 2:16 pm

    Let’s have an outdoor summer party! 

    Whether you have a tennis court, a swimming pool or a great lawn for playing croquet, now is the time to invite friends over for a fun-in-the-sun celebration and an alfresco meal. Or you can take your party to the park.

    At our annual summer...

  • Fairfax District: Coffee shops and hungry, hungry hip-hop

    by Jessica Ritz

    June 18, 2014 | 1:04 pm

    Both Bludso’s Bar-&-Que on La Brea Avenue and The Golden State on Fairfax Avenue are a couple of the rare restaurants where men feel comfortable eating alone. It’s not that these solo male diners comprise the majority of the clientele, but they’re always there — a phenomenon seen...

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