Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Food & Wine

Congregation Beth Aaron Invites You On A Tour of Israeli Wines

On Sunday, March 19, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., Congregation Beth Aaron is hosting a wine tasting that’s not to be missed. Focusing exclusively on kosher wines from Israel, the event features wines from four boutique Israeli vineyards, each representing a different region of Israel, each with its own unique take on the fine art of

‘Peter Piper Picked a Peck of Pickled Peppers’

In the early ’70s my folks would travel from the Bronx all the way to Shimon’s in Kew Garden Hills to get pizza on Saturday nights. Shimon, the owner, was a Yemenite Jew who would endearingly refer to his homemade charif or schug as d’vash (honey). For him, these spicy, pepper-based condiments were just perfect, neither too

Purim Is the Time to Try Twin Suns and Shirah Wines


If you love wine, Purim seudot aren’t complete without a few fun bottles to try. Now, the weeks before Purim and Pesach, is prime season for kosher wine. Given the copious amounts purchased and enjoyed over these holidays, many producers choose this time of year to release their new

Personalize Purim

Homemade Purim treats bring your celebration to a new level.

Now is the time that we share our happiness with our friends and family. Homemade gifts bring a special dimension to your mishloach manot and your Purim seuda. But not all of us have the time to spend hours in the kitchen. Here are

My Purim Plan

Clients as well as members of our community have been reaching out to me for advice regarding Purim. The abundance of candy, baked goods and nosh that enters our home on this one day can be particularly challenging. And that is before we sit down to a large meal that includes a wealth of food and drinks.

In Israel’s Negev, Gourmet Sauces Are Made With Care

What do gourmet, all-natural sauces and spreads have to do with Jewish Disabilities Awareness and Inclusion Month? In a small factory in Be’er Sheva, Israel, the two hold a lot in common.

Founded in 2012, Nany Sauce is a social business creating chef-inspired,

Let’s Make America ‘Dip’ Again

Over roughly the past 10 years, both kosher and non-kosher consumers have become obsessed with dips. Why the obsession? For kosher consumers, I believe there are two major factors. One is that the many yeshiva and seminary students who study in Israel are introduced to dips in Israeli/Mediterranean food. The second is due

Gluten Free Hamantashen: Great Taste Without the Gluten

For those on gluten-free diets, finding delicious baked goods can be challenging. Enter Pereg Natural Foods, with six gluten-free flour varieties that offer versatile baking options that yield delicious texture and taste. Combine these products with the baking talents of Koshermoms, and you’ve got winning recipes all year

2017 Kosher Food and Wine Experience: New Selections, Popular Favorites

Watching the sun set over the Hudson River while sipping fine wines and nibbling on delicacies, all kosher, is a remarkable way to spend an evening. Hundreds of appreciative consumers did just that at the 2017 Kosher Food and Wine Experience held February 13 at Chelsea Piers in New York

Kosher Food Goes Up in Smoke

A kosher restaurant is bringing Texas barbecue to New York—by way of the Borscht Belt.

Main House, set to open this month, will serve up ribs with cornbread and peppery potato salad to diners in Mill Basin, Brooklyn. But its owners learned about barbecue years ago, miles away from the

Flourless Chocolate Cake

The rich chocolate pairs well with the tart, slightly sweetened yogurt. Separating the eggs makes this dessert light and fluffy, without the need for flour. I hope you and your family enjoy the cake as much as I do!


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More Likes, More ‘Shares’ for Teaneck Doghouse’s New Menu Items

Teaneck—Many local residents have come to know The Teaneck Doghouse as a part of Teaneck’s much admired, varied kosher restaurant landscape. It’s a casual, fun hangout to sit, talk and eat with friends and family over a couple of beers or a cocktail, and maybe take in a game as well, on one