With a Stethoscope and a Spatula

Oct. 6, 2020 By SHARON GELBACH The festivals of Sukkot, Simchat Torah and Shemini Atzeret are the pinnacle of the High Holidays, celebrating the gathering in of the harvest. But does the more-than-weeklong feasting with family and friends mean that we must resign ourselves to excess weight? “Not at all,” pronounced Dr. Rani Polak, founding … Continue reading “With a Stethoscope and a Spatula”

Traditional Desserts Sweeten New Year Celebrations

Sept. 11, 2020 – By BARBARA SILVERSTEIN Shabbat Shalom and welcome to “Kitchen Talk,” the weekly food blog of the CJR. This week, I was thrilled to meet Marcy Goldman, the Montreal-based master baker and author of the iconic cookbook, A Treasury of Jewish Holiday Baking. Originally published in 1998, it was the first cookbook … Continue reading “Traditional Desserts Sweeten New Year Celebrations”

More Helpings of Iconic Kosher Cookbook

Aug. 7, 2020 – By BARBARA SILVERSTEIN Due to popular demand, Second Helpings, Please!, the iconic kosher cookbook, is back in print. After 50-plus years, this best-selling Canadian cookbook has returned to its roots: The new edition – the 18th – is being published by B’nai Brith Canada, the volume’s original publisher 52 years ago. … Continue reading “More Helpings of Iconic Kosher Cookbook”


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Alan Simons, Canadian Jewish Record

SIMONS: A Study in Others’ Conversation

By ALAN L. SIMONS The time has come in my life when I must freely admit I honestly miss going to Toronto’s United Bakers Dairy Restaurant just by myself for breakfast and sitting at my new favourite table at the south-west corner. Perhaps I should explain. I choose my table very carefully, as I do … Continue reading “SIMONS: A Study in Others’ Conversation”