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Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Food & Wine

Quinoa Salad with Beets, Feta and Figs

I am not of fan of fruits in my meals.  I shun entrees such as Cornish game hen stuffed with dried fruits, and forbid the use of any such ingredients in or around my Thanksgiving turkey.  This dish, however, is the exception to the rule.

Beets, in my book, are the gateway to sweeter produce.  And I adore them.  So it was only a small step in the

Apple Cakes

As Rosh Hashana creeps closer and closer, it is time to talk about a dessert that represents this special Yom Tov. Here are two apple cakes. The first one uses canned apples to make it quick and easy as you have so many other things you will need to prepare. The second one you will have to peel and chop the apples (have the kiddies help you with that if they

Five Seriously New Fruits for Rosh Hashanah

Let’s be honest, people—it’s 2013, and with rows of bottled pomegranate juice lining every convenience store refrigerator, the sight of those hundreds of little red stains-to-be on Rosh Hashanah night is just all too humdrum. So when you usher in the Jewish New Year with a new fruit this holiday season, why not treat your family to one of these

More Kosher Consumers Pursue Vegetarian Diets

NEW YORK — They may not be candidates for the new lab-grown burger that made recent headlines, but an increasing number of kosher consumers in the U.S. and Israel are avoiding meat, a KosherToday study shows. Products like Dr. Praeger’s vegi-burgers here and Zoglo meat replacement vegetarian burgers in Israel have increased manifold as more kosher

Getting Through Rosh Hashanah with an Eating Disorder

The words that often come to mind when one thinks of Rosh Hashana are reflection, resolutions, family, Tifilot and food. There are many traditions revolving around food during this holiday, the most familiar being “dip the apple in the honey.” As this holiday approaches it is important to bear in mind that it can be incredibly difficult for those suffering

Conquer the Pomegranate

Curried eggplant slap-down with yogurt, onion relish, and pomegranate, by Chef Mollie Katzen. Credit: Mollie Katzen.

In the traditions of many Jewish holidays, there’s a poetic relationship between the festival’s culinary laws and that season’s foods. While the relationship linking Rosh Hashanah with apples and honey never grows old, the

Sleepless and Hungry In Seattle

Seattle—The mild weather and ocean breeze are certainly great reasons to visit Seattle, Washington. Hiking, sports, fishing, and outdoor activities are some of the many extraordinary experiences available in the northwest. However, just like in many cities outside the metropolitan New York are, a there is a lack of kosher food available in the downtown city

Good Taste Paella A La Diaspora

My mother grew up in North Africa. Casablanca, to be precise. This was not by choice; during the Third Reich, Morocco was one of the few open countries for fleeing European Jewry. My mother’s Morocco was not the romantic Bogart/ Bergman variety, nor the National Geographic glossies of camels dressed in colorful textiles, sauntering across the desert. It was

The Classic Tea Party, The Formal Event

If you are a more formal, traditional person, or if you are in the mood for elegance, try hosting a classic tea party. If a dinner party is too fussy, and brunch is too early in the day, the classic tea may be perfect for a bridal or baby shower, a birthday party, an anniversary, or even something called a wedding album party (more about that below).

Israeli Startup Introduces Gourmet Dead Sea Salt

Kickstarter campaign for Naked Sea Salt meets funding goal in 48 hours;

shows cooperation between Arab and Israeli companies.

Adding salt to your food is about to become much healthier and tastier thanks to a new Israeli product that is dubbing itself the “the world’s healthiest gourmet salt.” It’s known as Naked Sea Salt and the

Back to School, Back to Basics: Packing Nutritious Lunches Beyond PB&J

It’s midway through August and we have a lot on our minds. Summer camp is coming to a close, the high holidays are just around the corner and yes, school will be back in session. With so much on our plates the last thing we want to think about is “What’s for lunch?”

Just ask any school-aged child what his favorite subject is and if he is too

Over the Kosher Kitchen Sink Back to School In a Wrap

Inspired by a recent meal at our new local kosher Mexican restaurant Burrito-lam (featured in this very paper a couple weeks ago!), I was reminded that meals in a wrap are a good Back to School and work item to highlight. Much like a burrito encases rice, veggies and protein in a neat package, wraps make quick work of a variety of leftovers and can be tailored