On the 4th of July, which this year falls on the Sabbath, I plan to celebrate the Jewish role of Revolutionary-period chocolate in North America with a homemade, refreshing, frozen hot chocolate. I recommend that you do the same.
It seems an odd time to be celebrating America right now, what with the state of our Commander-in-Chief’s Twitter account, but nothing will get you in the spirit to stand up and sing your favorite anthem like Ina Garten’s famous Fourth of July Cake.
Hey, meat eaters! Is there a vegan in your life who’s got you muddled as you attempt to plan a holiday barbecue? Someone, perhaps, who preaches about tikkun olam and compassion for animals? You love them, but maybe not enough to give up your juicy, oil-dripping-from-your-mouth hamburger. And that’s okay — because you can have your vegan friend and eat your burger too.
The gorgeous and arresting Israeli actress Gal Gadot, who proved her mettle as a hand-to-hand combat instructor in the IDF, immediately establishes a commanding presence as the star of Wonder Woman. But we never see our superhero sit down for some sustenance — there’s just no time.
In May I introduced my new column, the goal being to share exactly how I cook with Forward readers. Each month I share a piece of my work-in-progress memoir along with a few kitchen-tested, five-ingredient recipes. (Salt, pepper, oil and water are freebies.)