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Friday, December 14, 2018

Food & Wine

Bergenfield Planning Board Approves Lidl Plan for ACME Property

On November 19, the Bergenfield planning board unanimously approved the plan submitted by Lidl, a German-based supermarket chain with over 10,500 stores in 29 countries, for the former ACME and Pathmark property on New Bridge Road in Bergenfield. The purchase had closed on October 1. Lidl recently opened New Jersey stores

Piping Hot Shepherd’s Pie for Dinner? Yes, Please!

What do you cook when it’s cold outside and you don’t have much in the house except tired veggies and leftover chicken, turkey, or a pound or two of ground meat from the freezer? Here’s something really, really great that you can make with a pound of almost anything!

Quick savory pie crust

UPDATED: Is Your Bread Still Kosher?

Editor's note: On Monday, December 10, 2018, Bimbo Bakeries USA contacted this reporter to say that Thomas's and Entenmann's would remain under kosher certification. 

Bimbo Bakeries USA, which owns many of the nationally distributed bread and bun brands in

Baking Up Perfection at Patis

Go ahead. Step into Patis Bakery when it officially opens to the public in the very near future and walk out of there empty handed, without having tasted or purchased a single crumb of its heavenly breads or spectacular baked goods. I dare you.

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Homemade Sufganiyot Create Rivalries by Artisanal Bakers Worldwide

Thanks to the internet and social media, the latest gourmet trends consistently reach a broad spectrum of foods, including all-time holiday favorites such as sufganiyot. Chanukah is the time of rigorous competition between Jewish bakers to reinterpret the classic recipe and come up with the most extravagant sufganiyah on the block.

Is Your Bread Still Kosher? Arnold’s Bread Manufacturer Drops the OU

Editor's note: This article has been updated as of December 5, 2018. 

Editor's note II: On Monday, December 10, 2018, Bimbo Bakeries USA contacted this reporter to say that Thomas's and Entenmann's would remain under kosher certification. 

Bimbo Bakeries USA, which owns many of the nationally distributed bread

Chanukah Parties Demand Celebratory Wines

Winter has come early this year, with significant snowfalls on the East Coast already in mid-November. As far as wine is concerned, my immediate thought when I see snow is “Time to take out the Port!” This year the snow also reminded me that Chanukah was around the

The Digital Age Is Changing Kosher Food

Big brother is not watching us, yet, but the people who produce, market and sell food for the kosher consumer are closely following our cyber footsteps. At Kosherfest, the kosher food industry trade show held in mid-November, numerous speakers talked about how the internet has changed

Apura Farms Introduces Vegan Burger Mix at Kosherfest

Kosherfest is a mecca of various types of new kosher food products, from chocolates to gourmet cheese to beef jerky. Tucked away in a corner room at Kosherfest was a gem, a vegan burger mix by Apura Farms. These burgers are grain-free, gluten-free, non-GMO, sprouted, soy-free, allergen-friendly burgers, also high

Rabica, a Cozy Teaneck Trattoria, Has a New Owner

On a cool, rainy day in November, two friends braved the weather to have lunch together at Rabica. “I come for the delicious food and warm service,” said Yocheved Bateman of Teaneck, as she ate her “amazing” spinach ravioli. Elana Winslow, also from Teaneck, agreed as she enjoyed her salmon

‘Kosher Pizza Wheels’ Will Enhance Your Party or Event

E. Gold Events has announced its latest venture: Kosher Pizza Wheels. A cross between a pop-up restaurant and a food truck, this innovative concept is a full-service mobile pizzeria.

Kosher Pizza Wheels does more than deliver freshly made pizza—it brings an entire pizza kitchen to

Old World Wines With New World Grapes: Flam Winery Celebrates 20th Anniversary

Last week at Manhattan’s Noi Due Carne, a 20th anniversary wine pairing dinner was held with Gilad Flam, the public face of the Flam Winery, a high-end, family-owned boutique winery cushioned in the lush Judean Hills just outside of Jerusalem.

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