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Thursday, May 24, 2018

Food & Wine

Slurping Our Way Through the Inbal Soup Festival

This past week I was fortunate enough to spend time visiting my daughter Tamar in my most favorite place in the world, Israel. One of the highlights of my short trip was visiting the ongoing soup festival at the Inbal Hotel in Jerusalem, which is the brainchild of the Inbal’s executive chef, Nir

Every Package of Tic Tacs Must Have the OU Imprint

Recently, many have noticed that some, but not all, Tic Tac packages now bear the OU imprint. Rabbi Tzvi Nussbaum, the voice of the OU Kashrut Hotline, explained that: “Tic Tacs, depending upon which distribution and manufacturing depot they come from, now sport the OU on its packaging. Therefore it is most important that each time it is

Teaneck’s Cake & Co. Welcomes the Kosher Cake Boss

Before Cake Boss took US viewers by storm, bakeries in England and across Europe were already building pastry masterpieces. For the past four years Cake & Co. on Queen Anne Road in Teaneck has brought those bakery delights to North Jersey. Now Cake & Co can offer the expertise of the British

Skinny Cooking Yields Good Eating

Reviewing: “Secrets of Skinny Cooking,” by Victoria Dwek. Artscroll/Shaar Press, Mesorah Publications Ltd., 288 pages. 2017. ISBN-10:1-4226-1898-6.

When it comes to eating, we live in a perpetual conflict. We all crave delicious food, which usually includes copious

Edible Perler Beads Are Your New Favorite Craft

The thought of Chanukah brings back memories of warm cozy nights, eating latkes and donuts, playing dreidel, and enjoying fun, special and creative activities. Chanukah brings a unique opportunity for family and friends to get together, more so than the rest of the year. Nothing makes these

Wine Regions of Israel: Enjoy Complex, Rare Varietals From the Judean Hills and Shomron

Part II of IV

Moving southward in our tour of the wine regions of Israel, we move out of the amazing Galilee region and into the Judean Hills and Shomron. These are big wines, made old-world style but by people with new-world (mainly California and Australia) experience, with the grapes from

Mix Up Your Chanukah With Sweet Potato and Leek Latkes

For a night off from the classic white potatoes and yellow onion latkes, enjoy these delectably different sweet potato and leek latkes! Don’t worry; your family will gobble these up just as quickly as the regular ones, and you might even create a new family favorite.

Mom’s Chicken Offers a Range of Tasty Choices for the Entire Family

During the chilly winter season there’s nothing like serving up and sitting down to a piping hot meal that will elicit warm smiles from everyone at the table.

Mom’s Chicken, the most popular brand in its category amongst consumers has rapidly become the go-to, easy to make lunch or dinner

Wine Country Has Chanukah All Wrapped Up

By popular demand, Wine Country in Bergenfield has opened a wrapping table for its stunning and one-of-a-kind gift baskets. Customers are invited to bring their own packaged Chanukah treats and have them professionally wrapped with a bottle of wine or two in a gorgeous blue and silver box or basket, to make a delightful

Pairing Latkes and Doughnuts With Wine in Style

Wow! Chanukah is almost here again. It really feels like I just wrote last year’s article. L’havdil however, just like learning the Shas for the second, third or fourth time or repeating the same parsha every year, there are new chidushim every year. Each new vintage is different from the next.

You Don’t Have to Come to Israel to Savor the Perfect Israeli Chanukah Experience

If you’re a foodie or wine lover on the hunt for exquisite products, you’ll want to put Israeli wines, dairy products and cheeses at the top of your list. Even if you’re nowhere near the land of milk and honey, the best of these Israeli products aren’t difficult to find. Since Chanukah is right around the corner, we’ve

The World of Bamba

Excitement in the aisles of Trader Joe’s began as word spread that Israel’s iconic, best-known snack is now being sold there under the name “Trader Joe’s Bamba Peanut Snacks” for 99 cents per 3.5 ounce bag. Kosher Facebook groups spread the word quickly and The Jewish Link team wondered how Trader Joe’s would even think