In this issue
April 9, 2014

Jonathan Tobin: Why Did Kerry Lie About Israeli Blame?

Samuel G. Freedman: A resolution 70 years later for a father's unsettling legacy of ashes from Dachau

Jessica Ivins: A resolution 70 years later for a father's unsettling legacy of ashes from Dachau

Kim Giles: Asking for help is not weakness

Kathy Kristof and Barbara Hoch Marcus: 7 Great Growth Israeli Stocks

Matthew Mientka: How Beans, Peas, And Chickpeas Cleanse Bad Cholesterol and Lowers Risk of Heart Disease

Sabrina Bachai: 5 At-Home Treatments For Headaches

The Kosher Gourmet by Daniel Neman Have yourself a matzo ball: The secrets bubby never told you and recipes she could have never imagined

April 8, 2014

Lori Nawyn: At Your Wit's End and Back: Finding Peace

Susan B. Garland and Rachel L. Sheedy: Strategies Married Couples Can Use to Boost Benefits

David Muhlbaum: Smart Tax Deductions Non-Itemizers Can Claim

Jill Weisenberger, M.S., R.D.N., C.D.E : Before You Lose Your Mental Edge

Dana Dovey: Coffee Drinkers Rejoice! Your Cup Of Joe Can Prevent Death From Liver Disease

Chris Weller: Electric 'Thinking Cap' Puts Your Brain Power Into High Gear

The Kosher Gourmet by Marlene Parrish A gift of hazelnuts keeps giving --- for a variety of nutty recipes: Entree, side, soup, dessert

April 4, 2014

Rabbi David Gutterman: The Word for Nothing Means Everything

Charles Krauthammer: Kerry's folly, Chapter 3

Amy Peterson: A life of love: How to build lasting relationships with your children

John Ericson: Older Women: Save Your Heart, Prevent Stroke Don't Drink Diet

John Ericson: Why 50 million Americans will still have spring allergies after taking meds

Cameron Huddleston: Best and Worst Buys of April 2014

Stacy Rapacon: Great Mutual Funds for Young Investors

Sarah Boesveld: Teacher keeps promise to mail thousands of former students letters written by their past selves

The Kosher Gourmet by Sharon Thompson Anyone can make a salad, you say. But can they make a great salad? (SECRETS, TESTED TECHNIQUES + 4 RECIPES, INCLUDING DRESSINGS)

April 2, 2014

Paul Greenberg: Death and joy in the spring

Dan Barry: Should South Carolina Jews be forced to maintain this chimney built by Germans serving the Nazis?

Mayra Bitsko: Save me! An alien took over my child's personality

Frank Clayton: Get happy: 20 scientifically proven happiness activities

Susan Scutti: It's Genetic! Obesity and the 'Carb Breakdown' Gene

Lecia Bushak: Why Hand Sanitizer May Actually Harm Your Health

Stacy Rapacon: Great Funds You Can Own for $500 or Less

Cameron Huddleston: 7 Ways to Save on Home Decor

The Kosher Gourmet by Steve Petusevsky Exploring ingredients as edible-stuffed containers (TWO RECIPES + TIPS & TECHINQUES)

Jewish World Review

Creamy linguine with zucchini, garlic and capers provides flavor punch as well as verdant splashes of color

By Betty Rosbottom

JewishWorldReview.com | How to use those ubiquitous summer zucchini creatively is every cook's dilemma at this time of the year. The popular vegetable grows with abandon in home gardens, makes star appearances in all shapes and sizes at local farmers' markets, and is a perennial item at roadside farm stands.

Recently while flipping through the pages of a cookbook I had bought in France, I spotted a recipe that put this summer squash to inventive use.

Grated zucchini and minced garlic were sauteed in olive oil, then combined with capers and tossed with strands of linguine. In my version, a few red pepper flakes give the dish a hint of heat, while grated Parmesan and crumbled feta cheeses add creamy and salty accents. A handful of chopped basil, stirred in at the last moment, provides another flavor punch as well as verdant splashes of color.

Offered with a loaf of crusty peasant bread and a green salad, this dish would make a tempting and light main course for an alfresco meal with friends.


SERVES 4 as a light main course or 6 as a side dish

  • 2 pounds zucchini (about 6 medium zucchini)
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons finely minced garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 cup capers with some juice
  • Kosher salt
  • 12 to14 ounces fresh pasta such as linguine or spaghetti
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup crumbled feta
  • 1/4 cup chopped basil plus some sprigs for garnish


Every weekday JewishWorldReview.com publishes what many in the media and Washington consider "must-reading". HUNDREDS of columnists and cartoonists regularly appear. Sign up for the daily update. It's free. Just click here.

Set a large pot of water over high heat and once it comes to a boil, cover, and lower heat so water remains at a simmer.

Rinse and dry zucchini, then trim and discard ends. Cut zucchini in half through the middle, then grate each half using the largest grating surface of a hand grater. Grate until you have 4 cups and each zucchini has no more skin. Save center cores of zucchini for another use (Dice and use them in a summer vegetable soup.) Blot grated zucchini as dry as possible with paper towels.

Heat oil in a large, heavy skillet over medium heat. When skillet is hot, add garlic and pepper flakes and saute only a minute or less until garlic starts to take on color. If garlic starts to color immediately, remove pan from heat for a few seconds.

Add zucchini and cook and stir until softened but still bright green, 5 to 6 minutes. Stir in capers. Taste and season with salt. Set aside in pan.

Remove lid from pot of water, raise heat, and bring to boil. Add linguine and 1 1/2 tablespoons kosher salt. Cook until pasta is al dente, according to package directions (usually 3 to 4 minutes for fresh). Drain pasta and return to pot in which it was cooked. Stir in Parmesan and feta. Parmesan will melt completely, but feta might not melt completely.

Add cooked zucchini mixture to pasta, and, using two forks, toss to blend. Stir in basil, then season with salt as needed. Serve mounded in 4 shallow bowls and garnish each serving with a basil sprig. Or use as a side dish and mound in a shallow serving bowl with a bouquet of basil in the center.

Comment by clicking here.

Interested in a private Judaic studies instructor — for free? Let us know by clicking here.

Sign up for the daily JWR update. It's free. Just click here.

To comment, please click here.

© 2013, Betty Rosbottom Distributed by Tribune Media Services Inc. .