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PAGE 10A HERITAGE FLORIDA JEWISH NEWS, SEPTEMBER 29, 2017 gears up '0 Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat, center, bicycling with retired cycling champions Ivan Basso and Alberto Contador in Jerusalem. By Andrew Tobin Israeli officials said the tens of thousands of tourists race will be the biggest sport- and cycling enthusiasts. JERUSALEM (JTA)-- ing event ever held in their Culture Minister Miri Re- Stressing the chance to show country and touted it as an gev called on "everyone who off Israel to the world, Israeli opportunity to showcase the loves the Giro to come here officialsjoinedwiththeirItal- Jewish state--and its capi- to Israel." ian counterparts inannounc- tal--to the world. "This bike race across the ing Monday that three stages "Hundreds of millions of Holy Land will be a fascinat- oftheprestigiousGirod'Italia viewers around the globe ing journey through time cycling race will be held in will watch as the world's best covering thousands of years," the country, starting in Je- cyclists ride alongside the she said. "I'm sure it will be rusalem, walls of Jerusalem's ancient a thrilling experience for It will mark the first time Old City and our other his- everyone." thatanylegofcycling'sGrand toric sites," Jerusalem Mayor Israel will host the first Tour races--the Giro, the Nir Barkat said at the hotel three stages of the Giro, or Tour de France and the Span- gathering. "Our message to "the Big Start," on consecu- ish Vuelta--will take place the world is clear: Jerusalem tive days from May 4 to 6. outside of Europe, and just is open to all." Stage 1 will be a 6.3-mile the 12th time the Giro had The race will bring more individual time trial in Jeru- gone outside of Italy in its than 175 of the world's best salem, passing the Knesset 101-year history, cyclists to Israel along with and ending near the walls of the Old City. Stage 2, in the the Nations by Israel's Holo- The Giro is just part of North, will start in Haifawith caust authority, Yad Vashem. Adams' larger plan to make riders pedaling 103.8 miles Italian Sports Minis- Israelacyclingpowerhouse.A down the Mediterranean coast ter Luca Lotti said Monday co-owneroftheIsraelCycling to the TelAviv beach. Stage 3, that the race would celebrate Academy, Israel's first profes- in the South, will cover 140.4 Bartali's memory. In addi- sionalcyclingteamfoundedin miles through the arid Negev tion to being a great sports 2014, he is building the first fromBeershebatoEilatonthe champion, he said, Bartali velodrome in the Middle East Red Sea. "was also an extraordinary in Tel Aviv to be finished in Italian officials told the champion of life, and a man time for the race. Israeli newspaper Haaretz of heroic virtues, and this "My plan is to bring Israeli earlier this month that they needs to be commemorated, athletes to the highest level were being careful to avoid andshared, especiallywiththe of the sport," he said. crossing into politically sen- young generations never to Ran Margaliot, an Israeli sitive areas, like the West be forgotten." former professional cyclist Bank or eastern Jerusalem, Retired Giro championsand the general manager of whichthey feared could spark Alberto Contador of Italy and the Israel Cycling Academy, protests. An official map of Ivan Basso of Spain, both said the team has applied the Stage 1 route shows it two-time winners, also were to compete in the Giro and approaching butnotentering on hand for the Jerusalem will find out if it qualified the Old City, which is located announcement, in December. It is among 32 ineasternJerusalem--where Sylvan Adams, a Cana- seconddivisionteamsjockey- muchoftheworld, butnotthe dian real estate magnate and ingforawildcardspot, buthe Israeli government, envisions philanthropist who recently is hopeful. a future Palestinian capital, immigrated to Israel, helped "I certainly think we de- According to the Italian bringtheGirotoIsraelandwill serveaninvitation,"Margaliot daily Corriere della Sera, the serveasitshonorarypresident, told JTA. "No one can tell me routewillpasstheYadVashem Adams said he was motivated we're not good enough, and Holocaust memorial as part by love of cycling and a desire we work as hard as the Euro- of a tribute to Gino Bartali, to help his adopted country, peans, even harder." an Italian cycling champion "I would call this the anti- Margaliot said that while credited with saving hun- dote to BDS," he told JTA, re- he failed to achieve his dreds of Jews during the ferring to the global Boycott, ambition of becoming the Holocaust. While ostensibly Divestment and Sanctions first Israeli to race in a training in the Italian coun- campaignagainstIsrael."The Grand Tour, the next best tryside, Bartali, who won the mediasometimesportraysour thing would be for an Israeli Giro four times and the Tour country in a negative way, member of his international de France twice, would carry and this is a way to bypass team to do it. forged papers in the frame the media and go straight "You can imagine what it and handlebars of his bicycle into the living rooms of 800 would mean for an Israeli rider to Jews hiding in houses and million people. They'll see to be racing inhis own coun- convents.HealsohidaJewish our country exactly as it is, try, passing near his home family in his cellar, and my experience is people and friends and family," he In 2013, years after his almost universally have posi- said before catching himself. death in 2000, he was recog- tive experiences when they "But we have a lot of work to nized as a Righteous Among encounter Israel." do to get ready." By Ronnie Fein (The Nosher via JTA)--One day many years ago, during the High Holidays yet, I called my mother early in the morning to yell at her about kugel. Really. In my family kugel meant skinny noodles mixed with eggs, schmaltz, salt and fried onions. I'd heard of the sweet kind from friends who rhapsodized about the ones their grandmas made. But I'd never tasted any of those because my mother told me they were horrible. Years later, when I finally did, it was a watershed culinary moment for me. I was at a friend's break4ast and she gave me a dishful of what I came to believe was the best noodle kugel I ever tasted. It had bountiful quantities of sugar and cheese, it was rich with dairy sour cream and it had a crunchy, butter- drenched frosted corn flakes crust. ' Ma! You were absolutely wrong. What were you thinking!" I yelled into the phone. I brought her a sample and she, no fool, realized how mistaken she'd been (although she still preferred our savory kind, which I still make often). After that I became a sort of a sweet noodle kugei aficionado. I make all kinds: dairy and parve, with fresh fruit or dried, with a plain top or a crispy coat. Although these versions are sweet, I serve most of them with dinner--in the same way I serve applesauce or cranberry sauce with savory foods. Recently I thought about the fact that kugel, being a kind of pudding, could actually make a nice dessert. Like bread pudding but made with noodles So with apples-and-honey season in mind, I decided to go all in. This is it--apple streusel pie kugel, lush with roasted fruit, orange-plumped raisins, cheese and a topping of oat-based streusel. We ate it with vanilla ice cream once and another time topped with lightly sweetened heavy cream that had been whipped but still pourable. Don't even think about the calories. Just enjoy. Ingredients: I cup raisins 1/4 cup orange or apple juice 2 tablespoons honey 3 medium tart apples, peeled and cut into bite size pieces 6 tablespoons sugar 1 12-ounce package egg noodles 1 8-ounce package cream cheese 1/4 pound unsalted butter 2 cups dairy sour cream 6 large eggs I teaspoon cinnamon 1/2 cup uncooked rolled oats 1/3 cup all-purpose flour 1/3 cup packed brown sugar 1/8 teaspoon salt 4 tablespoons cold unsalted butter, cut into smallpieces Directions: Preheat the oven to 400 F. Line a baking sheet with parch- ment paper. Lightly oil a 9-by-13-inch baking pan. Place the raisins in a bowl. Heat the orange juice and honey in a small saucepan until the honey has melted. Stir to blend the liquids completely and pour over the raisins. Let soak for at least 30 minutes. Place the apples on the baking sheet. Sprinkle with 2 tablespoons of the sugar and toss to coat all the pieces. Roast for about 15 minutes, tossing the pieces once or By Cnaan Llphshiz to as a graphic diary by its developers, was produced in PARIS (JTA)--In a bid to cooperation with the Anne preserve interest in the Ho- Frank Foundation, or fonds-- iocaustby future generations, the organization that Anne's the Basel-based Anne Frank father, Otto, entrusted with Foundation unveiled the first preserving her memory-- authorized comic book based contains colorful illustrations on the teenager's famous diary both of realities described in written in hiding from the the book, including theteen's Nazis in Amsterdam. difficult relationship with her The 148-page adaptation, mother and sister, and her which was published Sept. dreams and fantasies. 18 in France and in some 40 One full-page drawing, languages worldwide, was based on Anne's writing presented to journalists in about wanting to become a the French capital Sept. 7 by journalist, shows an older the graphic diary's illustrator, Anne sitting at her desk with David Polonsky from Israel, framed newspapers in the and its writer, the Israeli film background, including a Life director Ari Folman, who magazine cover featuring a is working on the first full- picture of her. length authorized animation Another shows her family film based on the comic book. members and other Jews with The comic book, referred whom they lived in hiding twice, or until they are tender. Remove from the oven and set aside. Turn the oven heat to 350 F. Cook and drain the noodles and put them in a large bowl. In an electric mixer, beat the cream cheese and butter until thoroughly blended and softened. Beat in the remaining sugar until well blended. Add the sour cream and blend thoroughly. Add the eggs one at a time, beating after each addition. Stir in the apples, raisins (including liquid) and cinnamon. Pour the mixture into the noodles and mix to coat them completely. Spoon the mixture into the prepared baking pan. In a bowl, mix the oats, flour, brown sugar and salt. Add the butter and work it into the flour mixture until it resembles coarse crumbs. Sprinkle the oat mixture over the noodle mixture. Bake for 45-50 minutes or until lightly browned and crispy on top. Ronnie Fein is a freelance food and lifestyle writer. She is the author of four cookbooks and was a contributing editor to "The New Cook's Catalogue," the 25th anniversary edition of the James Beard original. The Nosher food blog offers a dazzling array of new and classic Jewish recipes and food news, from Europe to Yemen, from challah to shakshuka and beyond. Check it out at www. TheNosher.com. now a Volman The comic book written by Israeli film director Ari Fol- man is the first such publication authorized by the Anne Frank Foundation. for two years in Amsterdam alities.Otherdrawingsfeature depicted as animals, corre- allusions to great visual art- sponding toAnne's humorous anecdotesabouttheirperson- Frank on page 15A