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By Laura Blum Chocolate may be addictive, but apparently Jewish-chocolate history is too. Read chef Alessandra Rovati on the Jews' seminal role with this and other delicacies in Italy http://jccgreenwich.org/index.php?option=com_community&view=groups&task=viewgroup&groupid=99&Itemid=55, and see if you too don't ...
Created on: Friday, 23 November 2012
By Laura Blum Imagine Italian food without tomato sauce. Venetian-born chef and writer Alessandra Rovati does, and when she comes to Greenwich for a March 4 cooking demo, she'll tell us about the remarkable role that the Jews played in matchmaking between Italy and its beloved tomatoes. She'll also regale us with the fascinating history of chocolate and what the Jews had to do with it. So next time you reach for a Scharffen Ber ...
Created on: Friday, 16 November 2012
For all you Israeli film fans out there, now you can catch some of the best recent releases and classics via Israel Film Center STREAM. Brought to you by our friends at JCC Manhattan, this terrific Israeli film streaming platform offers the instant gratification of connecting to Israel without leaving Greenwich. Wait, it gets better! They're dangling a special promotion: Enter code "jcc" till Jan 1, 2013 and get $2 off any film ...
Created on: Tuesday, 23 October 2012
By Laura Blum Paris: A Love Story is a contest between a city and a state (of mind) over which one will become the main subject. Kati Marton’s new book doubles as a valentine to the French capital and a réquiem for heartbreak and loss. The author and newswoman first lived in Paris as a student during the turbulent 60s. She would subsequently return during marriages to the late anchorman Peter Jennings ...
Created on: Tuesday, 28 August 2012
On November 27, when Eleanor Ehrenkranz presents her anthology of modern Yiddish, Israeli and American-Jewish poems, history will have come full circle. Dr. Ehrenkranz, an English professor at Pace University, conceived the idea for the book several years ago, while researching a talk for the UJA Federation of Greenwich. And now -- together with host Temple Sholom -- UJA brainchild JCC Greenwich is the impressario of her Fall 2012 book pa ...
Created on: Friday, 24 August 2012
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Now that the Olympics are over, we can once again turn our attention to a more serious global phenomenon: sushi. Raw fish -- the former cat food staple -- is conquering the world. China, India, Latin America -- consumers across exploding markets want their Blue Fin Tuna, and they want it now. With dire implications for our oceans. If Japan doesn't have a solution, Connecticut does. One hour northeast as the Toro ...
Created on: Tuesday, 21 August 2012
For insight into the "making of" Follow Me, read Laura Blum's interview with filmmakers Ari Daniel Pinchot and Jonathan Gruber: Around midnight on July 4, 1976, in Uganda's Entebbe Airport, a 30-year-old Israeli named Jonathan "Yoni" Netanyahu was heading a mission to rescue more than 100 hostages and kill their guerrilla captors. He didn't survive to tell the tale, but his friends, significant others and writings did, a ...
Created on: Wednesday, 18 July 2012