‘Race’ and veracity at DCJCC

by Lisa Traiger Arts Correspondent There are no shades of gray in David Mamet’s provocative legal drama Race, which deals with guilt and innocence, truth and fabrication, in black and white. For Mamet, race is everything in a case concerning a wealthy white man accused of rape by a black hotel housekeeper. That Mamet’s 2009… Read More

Exchange, exhibit seems preordained

by Lisa Traiger Arts Correspondent Ironically, the best word to describe the newly forged connection between two art academies – one here in Washington, D.C., the other in Jerusalem – is b’shert, Yiddish for “meant to be” or “preordained.” Last week at the Corcoran Gallery of Art and College of Art + Design’s Gallery 31,… Read More

Good luck and get cookin’

by Meredith Jacobs Managing Editor Now is your chance to prove that you could topple any “top chef.” Upload your best original recipe (be certain the ingredients include one of Manischewitz’s new broths) and you could win the 2013 Manischewitz Cook-Off. This year, cookbook author and television host Jamie Geller will serve as head judge… Read More

The Last Word with Donna A. Lewis

Donna A. Lewis is the pen and wit behind the comic “Reply All.” By day, Lewis is an attorney at the Department of Homeland Security. But that left her with her off hours to fill. Two years ago, her four-panel “Reply All” debuted through the Washington Post Writers Group syndicate. Its main character is Lizzie,… Read More

Book offers kosher cuisine that is ‘healthy, simple, stylish’

Helen Nash, author of Kosher Cuisine and Helen Nash’s Kosher Kitchen, has a wonderful New Year’s present for kosher cooks everywhere. Available at bookstores around the country and online retailers, Helen Nash’s New Kosher Cuisine: Healthy, Simple & Stylish (Overlook Press, $35.00) offers easy-to-follow recipes that take a modern twist on classic dishes. From broccoli… Read More

Nine-year-old winning chef

Madeleine Steppel chops tomatoes in Camp Louise’s kitchen as she helps prepare her award-winning recipe that earned her a lunch with first lady Michelle Obama. by Suzanne Pollak Staff Writer Children at Camp Louise, an overnight Jewish camp in western Maryland, feasted on fish chowder Monday in a recipe created by fellow camper and now… Read More

Nothing says ‘holiday’ better than brisket

As a kid, I learned to expect brisket at almost every holiday dinner, except for Thanksgiving. Even if we went to the home of one of my six aunts, we had brisket. Usually, it was the brisket recipe du jour, made with coke or onion soup or potatoes and carrots. I was sure there were… Read More

Light and lively pasta salads

by Faye Levy The Jerusalem Post Pasta is a favorite food of mine, but I don’t always find pasta salads appealing. Too many are too heavy and mayonnaise-sodden. In fact, light pasta sounds almost like an oxymoron. But, my niece, Liora Kahn Taylor, came up with a great solution. Her salad, which she made for… Read More