Sunday, October 22, 2017

Food & Wine

New Kosher Restaurant Opens in Copenhagen

If you are considering new vacation sites, make sure to add Copenhagen to your list. Though most well known for its rustic atmosphere and quaint architecture, the city conceals a rich Jewish history that stems back to the 17th century. Its cultural heritage includes such landmark destinations as the Great Synagogue of

Polar ‘Limited Edition’ Summer Flavors Burst With Refreshing Zest

Move over, water! Seltzer has become a much more exciting way to hydrate this season, and Polar Seltzer’s limited-edition flavors for the summer of 2017 will do nothing less than make you wish for more. Polar Seltzer, a family-owned business based in Worcester, Mass., has been captivating New England and the Eastern Seaboard for

The Oriental Cocktail: A Pleasing Concoction to Fight Off Those Healthcare Debate Blues

Last night as I was catching up on news of the healthcare debate in the Senate, I felt myself in need of stiff drink. So I got out my cocktail shaker and made myself an Oriental Cocktail. The Oriental Cocktail is a simple and refreshing potation composed of rye whiskey, sweet vermouth, orange liqueur and lime. While always a

Three Ways Kosher Companies Can Beat Amazon and Whole Foods

In the age when millions of customers purchase and receive electronics, clothing, furniture and groceries (kosher and not) within hours from Amazon, the kosher food industry will not be immune to the repercussions of Amazon’s purchase of Whole Foods. In fact, given Whole Foods’ top-tier position in the organic, specialty foods market, a

Let’s Do ‘Re-Launch’: ‘Second Helpings, Please!’ Celebrates 17th Printing

Good Shabbos, Shabbat Shalom! Every Shabbat, members of my Facebook group, Norene’s Kitchen!, wish each other Shabbat Shalom from around the globe and share what they’re making for dinner. Here is what I proudly posted last Friday morning:

“So who’s making what from

Tnuva’s Parmesan Cheese Shaker Adds Zesty Boost to Summer Dishes

With the summer culinary season in full swing, there’s no simpler way to add that gourmet touch than pulling out Tnuva’s popular Parmesan Cheese Shaker. Liberally sprinkle the contents onto pasta dishes, pizzas, salads, soups and casseroles to make them wow the crowds.

The grated cheese in

Great Wines for a Cheerful Wedding

Bayonne—Planning a wedding? Filled with nervous excitement? Faced with butterflies every time you think about the table arrangements or ever-burgeoning guest list? It’s no surprise: Planning a wedding is both uniquely exciting and unimaginably stressful. You want everything to be perfect. The bride’s dress, groom’s suit,

Where Can I Find the World’s Best Falafel?

(onlysimchas.com) Celebrating 69 years of Israel’s independence, World Bnei Akiva (WBA) announced the winners of a unique international project that it launched in diaspora countries prior to Yom Ha’atzmaut: International Falafel Contest: Rate the World’s Best Falafel. First place went to Beni Falafel in

Italian Reds: Easy-Drinking Wines for Summer Dinners

As the weather starts to warm up, Italian herbs such as basil, oregano, thyme and rosemary just call out to be served with grilled poultry, pasta and fish. And there’s nothing better to pair with that than Italian table reds: Chianti, of course, but also Montepulciano and other red blends are great lighter reds to go with light

Broccoli Slaw: Easy, Tasteful and Healthy

Broccoli is a vegetable that our family stopped eating many years ago because of the impossibility of checking it properly for bugs. The cost of checked frozen broccoli was often a deterrent in buying it.

Recently I noticed that broccoli slaw was being sold in Cedar Market with a hechsher. I was

Fakin’ Bacon

When I was younger, I desperately wanted to taste Spongebob Squarepants’ famous Krabby Patty. The characters raved about this delicious-looking cheeseburger, causing my siblings and I much curiosity and jealousy as all we wanted was to taste this forbidden food. One day, my clever mother decided to buy parve soy burgers so that

Kosher.com Brings New Low-Cal Recipes to the Table

Victoria Dwek released her seventh cookbook on May 22. Only a week later, “Secrets of Skinny Cooking” shot up to fifth on Amazon.com’s Best Sellers list in its category. So naturally, Dwek’s huge fan base is flocking to Kosher.com to get the skinny on the latest healthy summer recipes.