Marlene Ben Dayan

A Long-Ago Childhood In A Bowl Of Soup

Staff Writer
04/03/2009

For some, hamed — the lemony, garlicky, minty staple of Sephardic cuisine — has mystical powers. For this author, it is a taste of home.

I have lost weight, and I think it is simply because I don’t each much anymore.

I have grown tired of my Manhattan eateries, my takeout meals, even my gourmet Glatt Kosher emporium on the East Side, which sells classical Eastern European fare such as cooked brisket and stuffed cabbage.

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