Whatever our culinary background may be, one thing unites all cuisines at Rosh Hashanah time: A sweet ingredient must be present in the dish, the Jewish way to usher in a sweet year is by way of the kitchen.
Foods often act like a magic time machine that can transport us back to the good old days. Scientists say it has to do with neurons and olfactory sensors, but all I know is that our sense of smell has power to bring back vivid memories.
Just because Eric Radz doesn’t root for the hometown football team — so what if he admits he cheers for its arch-rival? — doesn’t mean he can’t serve up a mean tailgate. Every season, Radz, a construction attorney with Ober, Kaler (and yes, a Pittsburgh Steelers fan), will fire up a menu for family and… Read More
Special to the Jewish Times Whoa, those Thanksgiving leftovers flowed into Chanukah so quickly that, by the lighting of the fourth candle, I thought I was in trouble. Yet I managed to keep my last menu green and abundantly tasteful. Menu is perhaps the wrong word. … It didn’t even qualify for a full buffet,… Read More
It has been 15 years since Janna Friedman opened her Baltimore Music School. In that time,she has watched the school grow in numbers—in terms of students, locations and instruments taught. Mrs.Friedman and her husband, Simon, immigrated to Baltimore in 1979 from the Ukrainian capital of Kiev. At that time,Mrs.Friedman, a former concert pianist in the… Read More
The streets of the South soon will be alive with the sounds ofshmoozing and revving engines as hundreds of Jewish motorcyclists pour into Savannah, Ga. for the recently announced Fifth Ride To Remember (R2R). The annual event, this year from May 14-17, seeks to promote the Holocaust through “remembrance and education, to assure that history will… Read More