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Consider the Fork

by Ron Kaplan

Even the most experienced home chefs may seldom think about the dangerous and painful sacrifices made by the generations of cooks who came before them, or the evolution of the processes that make food more than just a nutritional... Read More

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Helen Nash's New Kosher Cuisine

by Ron Kaplan

Kosher cuisine has a reputation for being too heavy, too salty, too meaty, and having too many unhealthy ingredients. While that may have been true in your bubbe’s (grandmother’s) generation, things have taken a turn for the better... Read More

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Take a Shot

by Ron Kaplan

Jake Steinfeld, perhaps better known by his media persona, “Body by Jake,” had what he considered a great idea. And once Jake Steinfeld gets a great idea, it’s nearly impossible to deter him from seeing it through. This time it was... Read More

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There You Have It

by Ron Kaplan

Howard Cosell was one of those personalities who was either loved or hated. Loud, smart, unattractive, and possessing a distinctive (and according to detractors, most grating) voice, he was, nevertheless one of the most influential... Read More

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APO 123

by Ron Kaplan

Part M\A\S\H, part Catch-22, John Henry Brebbia’s APO 123 seeks to capture the mundaneness of life on a post-Second World War army base in France, from the point of view of a group of junior officers in the army’s legal division.... Read More

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