Issues 18:04 Jews and Food

What’s a Nice Jewish Boy Like You Doing in the Kitchen?” by Clive Berkman”

My father was a straight-laced chemical engineer, my mother an actress. Their relationship was like vinaigrette. On the first night of their honeymoon, my mother cooked a rump roast, which she burnt to a crisp. My father glared at it and pronounced, “Maureen, you’d better learn how to cook.”

She took his criticism as a challenge, and became one of the best cooks I’ve ever known. She started a catering business and taught cooking classes. As a young boy, I was fascinated by my mother’s cooking and would sit and watch her for hours, captivated by the aromas of the kitchen. Growing up in a South African Jewish home, I loved everything that had to do with food. “

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Recent and Recommended

Book Title: Empty Bottle Moments: Cooking With Clive Author: Clive Berkman Date Published: March 1, 2009 Publisher: Baxter Press (Cooking with Clive) Genre: Celebrities & TV Shows ISBN: 978-1888237719 Reviewer: Melissa Moskowitz Most cookbooks begin with a table of contents to whet the appetite for the recipes within. Clive Berkman’s cookbook starts with the tale…

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I Kings 17: Food for Thought

Food is a focal point. It’s true today, and it was true in the ninth century B.C. when Elijah the prophet lived. Back then, the situation was graver than on Yom Kippur, when we fast and quickly learn to appreciate our fuller pre-Temple hours. In Elijah’s time, there was drought, more drought and famine. Then…

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Five-Hour Sticky Roast Chicken

Try one of Clive’s recipes! Spice Rub 4 teaspoons of sea salt 2 teaspoons of paprika 1 teaspoon of onion powder 1 teaspoon of cayenne pepper 1 teaspoon of thyme 1 teaspoon of white pepper ½ teaspoon of garlic powder ½ teaspoon of black pepper Chicken 1 large roasting chicken 1 cup of chopped onion…

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