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St. Louis Jewish Light

A nonprofit, independent news source to inform, inspire, educate and connect the St. Louis Jewish community.

St. Louis Jewish Light

A nonprofit, independent news source to inform, inspire, educate and connect the St. Louis Jewish community.

St. Louis Jewish Light

Cathleen Kronemer, NSCA-CPT, Certified Health Coach, is a longtime fitness instructor at the Jewish Community Center. She is also a member of the St. Louis Jewish Sports Hall of Fame.

Master of the grill

By Cathleen Kronemer, NSCA-CPT June 14, 2012

One of my favorite all-American celebrations is almost upon us.  Father’s Day has always been special for me, since my birthday often falls on the same day, or at least the same weekend.  Growing up, I recall sharing my special day with my dad; and...

The Thai Tuna Tacos ($11) feature three crisp blue corn taco shells filled with a generous portion of seared ahi tuna, topped with Thai spiced vegetables and a zigzag of red curry aioli decorated the plate.

EdgeWild Restaurant and Winery: A great option for delightful food

By Margi Lenga Kahn, Special to the Jewish Light April 25, 2012

EdgeWild Restaurant and Winery is a great option for an enjoyable evening of delightful food, wine and conversation. Whether you choose to sample wines in the bar area or around the fire pit, or dine in one of the two spacious dining rooms, there’s...

Zucchini and red bell pepper saute

Recipes to please the crowd and de-stress the chef

By Jamie Geller, JTA March 28, 2012

NEW YORK—Passover may be the mother of all kitchen yuntifs, but stay cool and don’t stress. Here are some of my favorite recipes from last Passover that you will love this Passover and all year.Last year, 99 percent of what I made for Passover weren’t...

Jewish Opportunities & Learning for Teens (JOLT) students
pose with Rabbi Shmuel Kay during a class. The programs new
trimester begins Feb. 9.

JOLT program begins new trimester Feb. 9

January 25, 2012

Jewish Opportunities & Learning for Teens (JOLT) will begin its third trimester on Feb. 9, featuring eight Thursday evenings for students in grades 8-12 to socialize and learn with other teens.  Trimester three includes a special Purim celebration...

Thinking outside the bowl

Thinking outside the bowl

January 11, 2012

"Soup puts the heart at ease, calms down the violence of hunger, eliminates the tension of the day, and awakens and refines the appetite." - Auguste Escoffier Chicken soup is not the only soup that nurtures the body and feeds the soul.  On a cold winter...

Costoletta alla milanese. Photo: Kristi Foster

Tucci & Fresta’s brings an elegant taste of ‘The Hill’ to Clayton

By Margi Lenga Kahn, Special to the Jewish Light November 16, 2011

Everything about Tucci & Fresta’s Trattoria gives you the sense that the Hill may have finally arrived in Clayton. The décor is stylish without being stuffy—bold colors, dark wood, framed artwork set against textured gold walls. The menu is bountiful,...

Apples

Core recipes for the holidays

By Margi Lenga Kahn, Special to the Jewish Light September 21, 2011

Rosh Hashanah, which celebrates the birth of the world, is the most regal of all the Jewish holidays. I can recall as a child being amazed at how different our synagogue looked for the holiday, with the Torah crowns and breastplates polished until they...

Eggplants

Summer’s bounty

by Margi Lenga Kahn, SPECIAL TO THE JEWISH LIGHT August 10, 2011

Nothing recharges my love of cooking more than a trip to the farmers market. Ripe peaches and blackberries, a rainbow of sun-warmed tomatoes, eggplants and onions, peppers in flavors from sweet to spicy, fresh-picked corn. It doesn't get much better than...

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