That’s Lifestyle: The calm after the honey storm

Lifestyle Editor wraps up week: Rosh Hashana recipe round-up; decadent dessert wines; best of Israeli film.

September 21, 2012 08:49
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Honey cake. (photo credit: Daniel Layla)


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This week at the JPost Lifestyle section was a week of two halves. After a weekend filled with Rosh Hashana recipes and wine talk, focus switched to local arts and culture.

For those who like to leave holiday preparations till the last minute there were some quick and easy holiday recipes, and for those with a sweet tooth this comprehensive list of bakeries offered a selection of cakes and pastries.

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Taking a more personal approach to the fast-paced Tel Aviv dining scene, the girls at Taste TLV took a break from reviewing restaurants and instead shared their favorite Rosh Hashana recipes.

Colorful chef Laura Frankel showed how versatile the reliable apple can be by using this Rosh Hashana staple in both sweet and savory recipes, while the humble honey cake got a run for its money when Loren Minsky exposed a number of just-as-delicious sweet treats in her run down of the Top 5 best Rosh Hashana cakes in Jerusalem.

Dispelling the myth that sweet wines are only good for kiddush, wine expert Adam Montefiore looked at some of the best dessert wines available.

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After all the wining and dining, features on arts and culture dominated this week. David Brinn explored the exhibition of folk musician and photographer Henry Diltz’s album covers and snapshots of music legends, which opened Thursday in Tel Aviv.

In keeping with the theme of the New Year, The Jerusalem Post’s movie critic Hannah Brown took a look back at some of the year’s best Israeli films. In a separate review, Brown described the film Israel: A Home Movie, a collection of Israelis’ personal footage, as “compelling and entertaining.”

From films to food, standards in Israel just keep getting better. In his latest restaurant review, David Brinn described Uno, a kosher dairy restaurant in Tel Aviv, as “a couple of notches more elegant than your run-of-the-mill bistro.” However, Lahav Harkov was slightly more critical in her review of Lehem Basar at the Tel Aviv Port, but optimistic that the restaurant offering kosher meat food would fill a void in the trendy area.

Next week will be on the quieter side as Yom Kippur brings the country to a grinding halt. Look out for recipe ideas to bring in and break the fast, as well as specific health advice for fasting.

The writer is's Lifestyle editor.

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