Saturday, August 18, 2018

Food & Wine

It’s Pumpkin-Flavored Everything Time

Did you know that last Thursday was National Pumpkin day? First of all, if there is one thing that doesn’t need a National Day, I think it’s the pumpkin. I mean National Ice Cream Day, National Chocolate Day, National Mole Day (yup, it’s a day!), but National Pumpkin Day? Isn’t the pumpkin recognized enough? Each and every

Abeles & Heymann Announces First-Ever Best Dressed Kosher Hot Dog Contest

(Courtesy of A & H) Hillside-Abeles & Heymann (A&H), makers of award-winning premium kosher hot dogs and deli, is looking for champions on November 14 for the First-Ever A&H Best Dressed Kosher Hot Dog Contest at 2:00 p.m. at the A&H Kosherfest booth #609. All contestants will gain access to the

A Comeback Kosher Product

“A filled pastry, either baked or fried,” explained culinary historian, Gil Marks, in his book, “The Encyclopedia of Jewish Foods,” “the knish is a classic example of peasant food evolving into comfort food and even sophisticated fare. The origins of the knish lay in a medieval Slavic fried patty, called knysz in

Soup Is a Complete Dinner in a Bowl

I opened my front door today to a blast of chilly air. Well, maybe not arctic by any means, but certainly enough to make me say, “Wow, it’s chilly out there.” I had almost forgotten it was October, let alone almost forgetting that I lived in New York. Jerusalem and Miami were more likely options considering the last two

As Mideast Diet Trends, Top Israeli Wineries Release Food-and-Wine Pairing Guide

(Courtesy of Yarden Inc.) In response to a growing American demand for wine-pairing advice for an increasingly trendy Middle Eastern cuisine, Israel’s leading Golan Heights and Galil Mountain wineries released a pocket guide to Middle Eastern food and wine.

The guide, which can be downloaded

Beat the Post-Yom Tov Blues

This might be a little premature, as we still have Sukkot ahead of us; but, I have to admit, in spite of the stressful days before Yom Tov, there’s nothing like the day after Yom Tov is over to make you feel a little blue. After all, the intense preparation and cooking marathon is over, the guests are gone, the shared meals and

Or Haganuz French Blend Will Make Sukkot Meals Shimmer

This time of year has a certain, special atmosphere. The rituals of the holidays bring families together and somehow all those preparations make finally sitting down to enjoy your meal all the sweeter. Those special Yom Tov meals are a good time to break out a noteworthy wine to pair with the exceptional meal you will no

This Yom Kippur, Break the Fast With Family and Friends, Thanks to Pereg Natural Foods

(Courtesy of Pereg Natural Foods) The holiday of Yom Kippur is one of reflection, repentance and prayer, all of which take place while fasting. At the end of the holiday, Jews traditionally share a joyful break-fast meal with family and friends. For Ashkenazim, the festive menu usually consists of foods such as eggs, cheese and

Apple Rosettes

Ingredients (yields 10 tarts):

  • 2 lbs. frozen puff pastry, thawed and spread into rectangles
  • 4 apples of your choice (preference to Pink Lady and/or Granny Smith)
  • Water, as

Sukkot Wines and Spirits to Cool Off the Body and Warm Up the Soul

Sukkot this year looks to be more of a dilemma than ever when it comes to menu planning and wine picking.

These past few weeks, we have indeed been exposed to constant ups and downs with the weather and outside temperature. It won’t be easy to

Jezreel: Crazy Israeli Winemaking

Crazy. Jezreel Valley Winery’s founders are crazy. Tech titans such as Apple’s Steve Jobs and Oracle’s Larry Ellison use the word crazy to refer to those whose thinking is outside of the box, innovative and disruptive.

As Ellison said,

You Know It’s All About the Honey, ‘Bout the Honey

Food-wise, Rosh Hashana is practically synonymous with honey. All right, at least for this article it will be.

Have you ever actually given thought to the honey? Or do you just grab the biggest jug at Costco? Do you give thought to its origins, its color, its taste? If you have, you are amazing.