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Two Recipes, But Only One Winner

Two Recipes, But Only One Winner
By April 16, 2007

Despite its offbeat flavor, I liked the pizza. With enough olives and capers it can be a zestful crowd pleaser. The preparation is easy enough to make it worth a try, especially if it looks like you’re stockpiling matzahs for … Read More

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The Gourmet Way: Matzah Brei Pizza

The Gourmet Way: Matzah Brei Pizza
By April 16, 2007

Mr. Mitchell devised the recipe for matzah brei pizzot for a class he taught on Passover baking. Healthier than Mr. Simone’s, it lacks half-and-half and is baked, not fried in butter. Mr. Mitchell’s recipe wasn’t much more difficult to prepare … Read More

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The Deli Way: Classic Matzah Brei

The Deli Way: Classic Matzah Brei
By April 16, 2007

Barney Greengrass’s famous matzah brei recipe is closely guarded; when I called to speak to their chef, Nicholas Simone, I reached an elderly gentleman who made me explain myself three times before he would hand over the phone. The secrecy … Read More

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Battle of the Brei

Battle of the Brei
By April 16, 2007

My father said I shouldn’t write about matzah brei because it’s just not that good. His main complaint: “It always needs salt.” In my household growing up, this was true. But after a heavy shower from the saltshaker and a … Read More

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I’ve Got The Secret

I’ve Got The Secret
By April 9, 2007

The self-help program The Secret promises to unlock the door to lifelong happiness and prosperity. Rebecca DiLiberto plays test chump–er, chimp–to find out if it actually works. She'll chronicle her progress on Faithhacker as she undergoes her Secret transformation. Below: … Read More

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My Least Favorite Martians

My Least Favorite Martians
By April 9, 2007

I thought I’d endured the last of the TV indignities. We’d passed the false god of Baby Einstein, and my son’s interest in Dora the Explorer was declining. Even Dora’s cousin Diego, the most cynically introduced cartoon spin-off character since … Read More

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Will Undead Jews Really Roll to Jerusalem?

Will Undead Jews Really Roll to Jerusalem?
By April 5, 2007

Easter is the most brilliantly spooky of Christian holidays. Jesus the Zombie busts out of his grave and struts around for a couple days—some call this theology, I call it the stuff of nightmares. I prefer to think of Jesus … Read More

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Good Book Hunting

Good Book Hunting
By April 1, 2007

At age 16, I underwent the onomastic equivalent of a nose job: I legally changed my name. I had always hated “Lois,” a matronly moniker redolent of great aunts and baggy support hose. With the exception of Brenda Starr, it … Read More

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