Thursday, March 21, 2019

Food & Wine

Port: For a Sweet and Great Year

Rosh Hashanah is fast approaching. While it is mainly celebrated by am Yisrael, the Torah refers to Rosh Hashanah as the birthday of the world; therefore it is a time of celebration for all mankind. Rosh Hashanah is often associated with sweet foods and wine. Indeed, it is a tradition to

Six 3-Ingredient Burgers

Enhance ground beef with these flavorsome trios.

  1. Splash of Soy sauce + sprinkle of fresh or dried basil + crushed garlic clove
  2. Squeeze of ketchup + hefty sprinkle of seasoned salt + splash of soy sauce
  3. Loads of

A Sweet New Year Calls for Sweet New Wines

(Courtesy of Royal Wines) With the Jewish New Year (Rosh Hashanah) right around the corner (Sept. 9-11), traditional sweet foods and wines will be on everyone’s mind—and shopping list.

The wine, no doubt, will be just as important as the food it is served with. As with most Jewish

Tabor Winery: When Technology and Jewish Innovation Revolutionize Wine

(Courtesy of Kedem Wines) Nestled in the foothills of the picturesque Mount Tabor is something unique only to Israel: Tabor winery, one of many wineries situated in the Galilee region of northern Israel. However, there are many aspects of this family-established winery that set it apart

Lake County: The New Napa

How do you choose a wine? You might walk into the store looking for a red or a white, perhaps for a medium dry or a sweet wine with a fruity finish. A good wine is a complex experience and we’re blessed to have many producers of high-quality kosher wines. But what do

I Can’t Believe It’s Not Treif!

Notwithstanding the vast range of kosher foods available today, keeping kosher sometimes seems limiting in terms of the actual species that we can eat. I remember staying at a lodge in Zimbabwe, where the other guests were eating ostrich burgers, crocodile steaks and grilled warthog, whereas the participants in my

One Winemaker’s Spiritual Journey: The Story of Jeff Morgan

When wine writer Gabriel Geller heard about the man behind Covenant winery, he knew it was an inspiring story, one worth telling. “It’s a story of faith, entrepreneurship and chutzpah,” said Geller, who also serves as VP of public relations for Royal Wine Corp., distributor of Covenant wines in the U.S.

Candy Comes to Camp HASC Thanks to World of Goodies

While World of Goodies does deliver candy-platter packages to various camps in the area, its partnership with Camp HASC, a special-needs camp in upstate New York, is different. Candy platters are personally hand delivered to the camp, and the candy can be sent to one camper, a counselor or everyone in a bunk. Also, every

The ‘Impossible’ Is Now Possible for the Kosher Burger Connoisseur

Cheese and burger is no longer a verboten combination in the Jewish world. Impossible Food’s “Impossible Burger,” now certified by the OU, seeks to revolutionize pareve eating as a total palate overhaul, and is like no veggie burger ever before. This new plant-based alternative burger sizzles, smells and tastes like

Hava Java Is ‘Way More Than a Cup of Joe’ for Kosher Foodies

Many say it’s a great idea to stop at Hava Java in Town Square, Monsey, if you’re going to Evergreen on Route 59. But I think the opposite; it’s a great idea to stop at Evergreen if you’re going to Hava Java. Hava Java, the dairy cafe that seemingly celebrates Shavuot perennially, is well worth the trip

Jewish Discovery Center’s Food Festival Returns to Scranton, Pennsylvania

The struggles of going on vacation and needing to pack enough kosher food to take along are put on pause for a week for those heading to the Poconos. The Jewish Discovery Center will host a delicious Jewish Food Festival from July 29 to August 2 at Nay Aug Park in Scranton, Pennsylvania. The festival is open for both lunch and

ABC Nutrition on Spicing Up to Cool Down Inflammation

Spices should never be underestimated. They can be added to almost any food or drink in some manner, and even the smallest dash can make for some unbelievable flavors. Not only do they have the power to improve taste, but they are extremely effective in curbing inflammation, too! Take advantage of these tiny, yet powerful, fighters