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In my family, women have historically dominated the kitchens. My grandmother is an extraordinary baker. My mother is a wiz at Shabbas meals. My oldest sister is the most phenomenal pastry chef I have ever encountered. And my other sister is a serious force on the grill.
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February 17, 2010 | 4:01 pm
We are wild, we are violent, we devour, defile, despise and destroy: that is man, unplugged.
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February 10, 2010 | 6:58 pm
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February 7, 2010 | 2:22 pm
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February 4, 2010 | 4:24 pm
There are two types of restaurants in the world: authentic and inauthentic. Right now I’m sitting at one that’s right on the fence, and can go either way.
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January 29, 2010 | 7:18 pm
They say we are all children of the same God, but it’s clear we don’t act like it. For centuries we’ve slaughtered one another in the name of God. We’ve enslaved, oppressed, reviled and ridiculed our fellow men and women because their god just looked at us funny. I belong... read on
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