Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Food & Wine

Stunned About Starbucks? Star-K Rep Explains the Change

Kosher-keeping coffee drinkers shared confusion and dismay on social media last week when a screenshot made the rounds suggesting some of their favorite Starbucks products lost their kosher certification.

To get to the facts, Kol HaBirah reached out to Rabbi Zvi Holland of Silver Spring,

‘Plant a Flower’ in Front of Dessert Guests

Typically, when I first place this surprising dessert on the table my guests are slightly shocked and not exactly sure what to make of it.


  • Small clay plant pots (available in AJ Moore)
  • Vanilla ice

Star-K Announces Starbucks Kosher Program Status Changes

Starbucks Corporation ended its expanded Star-K kosher information program, the Star-K reported this week. “Consumers are advised that effective immediately the Star-K can no longer vouch for the kashrut of items previously listed that do not bear a reliable kosher symbol. This includes frappuccinos and all flavored drinks,”

A Totally Epic Steak Sandwich

This is definitely a man’s meal which you won’t be able to resist yourself! This steak sandwich is epic and incredibly simple! Whether you buy the BBQ sauce or make this homemade recipe (though come on, homemade always tastes better than store bought) this will definitely be a dinner favorite. Serves eight.

Cool Down With a Honeydew Lemon-Tea Granita

This refreshing frozen beverage can be served on its own as an after-camp snack or as dessert on a warm evening!


  • 3/4 cup plus 1/2 cup water, divided
  • 1/2 cup sugar

Grilled Fruit With Whipped Cream and Streusel Topping

Grilling fruit is one of my favorite desserts to serve during the summer months. Its delicious and refreshing, and so, so simple! I like to grill pineapple, peaches and apricots. Simply toss some cut up fruit in a little bit of oil and grill over high heat until softened.

Hot Outside, Cool in the Glass

After a fairly long winter and a rather short spring, summer is here. We only are in the middle of June and it is already 96°F outside! In the quest for ways to cool ourselves down, some of us just sit at home or at work in the air conditioning, while the luckier ones get to chill by the pool.

Abeles & Heymann to Sponsor US Embassy in Israel’s Independence Day Celebration

(Courtesy of Abeles & Heymann) Abeles & Heymann (A&H), makers of award-winning premium glatt kosher hot dogs, will be an official sponsor of the U.S. Embassy in Israel’s Independence Day Celebration. The event is hosted by the U.S. Ambassador to Israel, David Friedman, and will take place on July 3 with some 2,800

‘Millennial Kosher’ Gives Fresh Inspiration to Cooks of All Ages

Reviewing: “Millenial Kosher,” by Chani Apfelbaum. ArtScroll Shaar Press, 2018, 320 pages. ISBN-10: 142262055. $31.49.

Don’t pass up “Millennial Kosher,” thinking it’s only for those of a certain (younger) age. The catchy name is meant to

Quark: The ‘Physics’ of Relishing Sweet and Savory Cheese

(Courtesy of Tnuva) You might be familiar with the word quark within the realm of physics, not the culinary arts. And yet, there is Tnuva’s Quark Cheese, a creamy, soft offering that is not your typical all-American product, yet is becoming quite trendy in the kosher dairy marketplace. Tnuva Quark Cheese, which is sold in 3

Grainy Business: What’s the Deal With Whole Grains Anyway?

Most people have feasted their eyes and taste buds on a sandwich of some kind in their lifetime, be it PB&J, grilled cheese or a deli sandwich with the works. The bookends of those sandwiches, aka sliced bread, have definitely progressed over the years, starting out as basic white bread, but gradually developing into a

Dress Up Your Summer Veggies

Enjoying the bounty of summer means enjoying all the produce that is now available year-round. Winter squash like our favorite butternut is certainly not just for winter anymore, especially with a little facelift. And what do you do with that beautiful romanesque broccoli that you’ve never cooked before? Steam it and pour over an herby