Food Columns

Thanksgiving: Sides take center stage

Thanksgiving: Sides take center stage

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Posted: November 27, 2011

As any food columnist knows, turkey is the centerpiece of the traditional Thanksgiving menu. While we can smile at New Yorker columnist Calvin Trillin’s campaign to have the national Thanksgiving dish changed to spaghetti carbonara, […]

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Cooking his way to freedom

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Posted: November 14, 2011

You may know Erich Dahl as the creator of the most legendary French Onion Soup in St. Louis, but you probably didn’t know that he trained as a pastry chef in Nazi Germany. During a […]

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Family traditions for breaking the fast

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Posted: October 10, 2011

While there are more than 25 laws in the Mishneh Torah that govern forbidden foods, there is not a single law that provides guidance as to what foods should be served to break the Yom […]

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Core recipes for the holidays

Core recipes for the holidays

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Posted: September 28, 2011

Rosh Hashanah, which celebrates the birth of the world, is the most regal of all the Jewish holidays. I can recall as a child being amazed at how different our synagogue looked for the holiday, […]

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Summer’s bounty

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Posted: August 10, 2011

Nothing recharges my love of cooking more than a trip to the farmers market. Ripe peaches and blackberries, a rainbow of sun-warmed tomatoes, eggplants and onions, peppers in flavors from sweet to spicy, fresh-picked corn. […]

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Reconsidering the lowly bean

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Posted: May 11, 2011

Beans get a bad rap. They get blamed for flatulence. They get snubbed because they lack the cachet of Kobe beef, risotto or duck confit. They get shunned for allegedly taking too long to cook. […]

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