Monday, February 17, 2020

Food & Wine

Coco Jolie Brings Artistic Kosher Chocolate to Englewood

If ever a name fit the concept, Coco Jolie is it. French for “beautiful chocolate,” Coco Jolie is a kosher, vegan chocolatier with confections so exquisite, you can’t help but gaze admiringly before taking your first bite and giving in to the chocolate goodness. Coco Jolie’s artistic bon bons are small jewels of

The Other Side of the Cork: Psâgot Winery—History Makes History Again

Psâgot winery is certainly a household name for anyone who drinks kosher wine. There is a remarkable range of wines in the portfolio that appeal to every palate and price point. The winery, which lies outside Ramallah and north of Jerusalem, produces more than 350,000 bottles of wine

Kosher Dining at Yale University Hillel Newly Certified by STAR-K

As a proud native New Havener, I was overjoyed when I found out that Yale University’s kosher kitchen would be certified by STAR-K Kosher Certification; I couldn’t wait to try it out, as I recently did, on my annual Elul trip to my hometown.

Yale University’s kosher kitchen has come a long

Yatir Winery Presents Yatir Creek 2016 And Mount Amasa White 2017

Yatir Winery launched two new wines at a masterclass open to the press in Manhattan last week, in conjunction with the Israeli Wine Producers Association Grand Wine Tasting. Yatir’s representatives Roni Jesselson and Etti Edri shared the story of the two-decade-young winery and poured glasses of the new Yatir Creek 2016

Get Ready for Rosh Hashanah With Jicama Salad

This recipe gives anyone who has not tasted jicama this year the opportunity to have something delicious and make the bracha Shehecheyanu at the same time.

(Keep in mind that I never measured neither the onion nor the jicama. I buy a medium-sized jicama and a regular red onion and then begin the preparations.)


The Other Side of the Cork: Psâgot Winery – History Makes History Again

Psâgot winery is certainly a household name for anyone who

Everyone’s Favorite Cookie Bars

Chocolate chip cookie bars are super-fast and super-easy to bake up quickly on Friday afternoon, and they are a perfect treat for Shabbat. I find everyone has room left in their tummy for a taste of this delicious treat. You might already have your favorite cookie recipe, but here’s our family’s favorite for you to try! If you

‘Dance’ With Gvaot Winery This Rosh Hashanah

I’ve long been a huge fan of Givat Harel’s Gvaot Winery, founded in 2005. Its location “over the green line” in Israel’s Shomron (Samaria) is one reason I regularly buy it for my table, as the winery and its owners are dedicated to bringing Jewish life back to the ancient

Roasted Carrot Soup With Coriander

Looking to serve a delicious soup for Rosh Hashanah, but want something a little different? Try this roasted carrot soup. Coriander adds a distinctly autumnal flavor.


  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil, divided
  • 9 carrots (about 2½ pounds), peeled and cut into large chunks
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon

Newly Remodeled Chickies To Re-Open September 12

Chickies has had a busy summer, doing a lot more than serving their signature sandwiches. The flagship Teaneck store has been redesigned with new booth seating and brightly colored decor. Cash registers and a self-service ordering kiosk have been added to speed up your order and get you and your dinner home

Main Event-Mauzone to Hold Simcha Showcase at Fair Lawn Jewish Center, Sept. 11

Fair Lawn Jewish Center might be the perfect venue for your next simcha. Main Event-Mauzone, the center’s exclusive caterer, wants you to get to know the center and they want to get to know you at their simcha showcase on Wednesday, September 11, 7-10 p.m. The banquet hall and sanctuary can accommodate 325 people with a

Lunchbox Ideas for Picky Eaters

With summer vacation behind us and the kids back in school, I’m back in the kitchen bright and early, preparing and packing snacks and lunches. Sure, I could just fake it and send them frozen pizza, but I look at this as an opportunity to provide my kids—and myself—with some good nutrition to help them focus and succeed. I