Food

Rabbis call for action on hunger

By Daniel Easterman, April 17, 2014

A cross-communal group of 30 rabbis is calling on political leaders to take urgent measures to help people who cannot afford to feed themselves.

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Priced out of Pesach - families turn to charity to meet spiralling food costs

By Sandy Rashty and Jonathan Kalmus, April 3, 2014

Charities are experiencing record demand for help from families, elderly people and the housebound unable to meet the crippling cost of Pesach provisions.

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Chopped liver and football: a love story

By Ronnie Landau, March 28, 2014

I have been married more than once — more than twice actually — and have enjoyed (sometimes endured) several relationships both before, and in between my various marriages.

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Girls, beware of cruel Jewish mumzillas

By Sandy Rashty, March 6, 2014

The sight of my mother striding into our kitchen with bags of shopping is not unusual.

At this point, my dad, sister and I must stop what we’re doing. She has trawled the shops and shlepped back stuff that she wants to show, unwrap and mull over.

Keen to keep her daughters pretty, she’s brought back goods that will ensure we’re presentable when we next go out to work or play.

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Steven Berkoff tells us what he does between scenes when he’s in LA. Clue: it involves a sandwich that tastes of home

By Steven Berkoff, February 27, 2014

Sometimes, one comes across a cafe, restaurant, diner, greasy spoon, deli or bistro, that feels so much like home you feel safe and secure as soon as you enter the door.

“At last, sanctuary,” your body cries from every nerve. Is some ancient sliver of genetic memory being awakened? I feel a glow within and know I will be received like a hallowed guest.

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Man in the kitchen: Carpe diem: a fishy tale

By Simon Round, February 3, 2014

I have always loved fish. For my family, Friday was fried fish night, a legacy of my grandmother’s Sephardi tradition which was passed down to my dad. Not only did we have fried fish on Friday nights but we tended to have stories of the sea told with dinner. My dad was a Navy pilot in the Second World War and he never seemed to run out of tales of his exploits on the seven seas.

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Man in the kitchen:Scotch not to be missed

By Simon Round, January 27, 2014

Tomorrow is Burns Night which is a significant event in my family. You see, I am Scottish. To be more precise my mother’s father was first-generation Glaswegian and although he left Scotland in his 20s and lived the rest of his life in the south of England, that still makes me Scottish enough to play football for the national team if I am good enough.

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Carrot, spinach and coconut milk soup

By Silvia Nacamulli , January 24, 2014

Coconut milk gives this soup a delicate tasty flavour. It is easy to make and is extremely good.

Serves: 4-6 as a starter
Preparation: 10 minutes
Cooking: 40 minutes

Ingredients:
5-6 tbsp olive oil
2 onions, finely sliced
1 kg carrots, peeled and thickly sliced
100g fresh spinach, washed
1 x 400ml tin of coconut milk

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Leeds looking to be in the dough with new bakery

By John Fisher, January 20, 2014

The Beth Hamidrash Hagadol Synagogue in Leeds is going into the bakery business to satisfy a local kosher need.
BHH intends to open a bakery by the end of March — with a coffee shop to follow after Pesach — in the entrance area of the synagogue complex in what was once the home of the defunct drama group, Limelight. It will stock artisan bread and challah and pastries and cakes.

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What caused Noah's flood? Vegetarianism

By David Robson, January 17, 2014

My friend Ian Jack is a brilliant writer who performs in the Guardian newspaper every Saturday. A fortnight ago he announced his New Year’s intention to help save the planet by going vegetarian. Cows were a disaster — too hungry, he said, and too gassy; environmentally pigs were far more righteous. I pointed out that this was not good for the Jews.

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