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Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Food & Wine

Crave and Jerusalem’s Food Revolution

It is hard to find somebody more passionate about food than Jerusalemite Tzvi Maller. The strong attention to detail and appreciation for the culinary experience is what has helped the former Teaneck, New Jersey, resident and his three business partners establish what has become one of Jerusalem’s hottest restaurants, located alongside the

The World’s Greatest Recipe

Did you ever notice how some recipes claim to be the best? Actually, not just the best, but the best ever. Or maybe even the ultimate, or world’s greatest. I think it demonstrates a bit of hubris for an author to make this kind of bold assertion, wouldn’t you say? It also raises a cook or baker’s expectations mightily. I find

Wines From Vitkin: It’s the ‘Israeli Journey,’ Not the Destination

Tasting a grenache noir from Vitkin, a storied boutique winery that became available to kosher consumers only beginning with the 2015 vintage, is a profound and unique experience. It’s not only that wines are not generally made of 100 percent grenache noir from Israel, but that Vitkin has

Community Residents Turn Out for Ahavath Torah’s Sisterhood/Wine Country ‘Evening of Wine and Whiskey’

Royal Wines’ KFWE Wows Sell-Out Crowd With Delicate Bites, Impressive Wines

Tasty wines from Israel, France, Spain, Argentina, Italy, New Zealand and, of course, California’s Napa Valley were on glittering display on Monday at the 12th Kosher Food and Wine Experience, Royal Wines’ annual New York event at Chelsea Piers. Also available for tasting were cognacs,

Transforming Whiskey Production in Distillation’s Birthplace

Modeled on the extraordinary success of the craft beer movement—which has revolutionized the beer industry in the United States by emphasizing small-scale specialty production—the micro-distilling revolution has similarly reshaped the landscape of American whiskey production with its emphasis on local

Celebrate Tu B’Shevat: Pair Israeli Reds With Seven Species Recipes

A sustainable winemaker, Galil Mountain Winery, imported in the U.S. by Yarden Inc., which also imports wines from Golan Heights Winery, suggested its Galil Ela 2014 and Galil Alon 2013 wines for the holiday of Tu B’Shevat, the Jewish new year for trees, which this year begins the evening of Jan. 30 and continues through Jan.

Abeles & Heymann Debuts Sliced, Uncured Turkey Breast

Abeles & Heymann (A&H), makers of award-winning premium kosher hot dogs and deli, debuts an exciting new line of Glatt Kosher uncured turkey breast products. The new line includes Uncured Ultra-Thin Grilled Turkey Breast, Uncured Ultra-Thin Smoked Turkey Breast, Uncured Ultra-Thin Honey Glazed Turkey Breast,

Candies From Heaven: A Memoir of Food and Family in Sephardic Israel

When Gil Hovav’s colorful relatives weren’t bickering, or playing tricks on each other, they were showering each other with love. And sometimes that called for extreme measures, like when Uncle Ami, an IDF officer, made a little detour in a Piper airplane, close enough to the ground to throw sweets to his

Let’s Prepare for Tu B’Shevat

Many of us remember Tu B’Shevat as the day when we received plates full of varied dried fruits in school. There were prunes, dried apricots, dried apples, raisins, nuts and always that one long brown “thing” known as bokser that we all tried not to break our teeth on as we bit into it. That thing, we found out as we matured,

Tu B’Shevat: Let Them Eat Cake

Tu B’Shevat. The 15th day of Shevat. When I was growing up it was the day they gave you smelly buckser (dried carob) in a bag, together with dried dates and raisins that no kid wanted to eat. We sang “Hashkediya Porachat,” (the almond tree blooms) and that was it. We knew it as the birthday of the trees, and the day

KOSHEREURO Offers Kosher Culinary Experience in Tuscany

(Courtesy of KOSHEREURO) In response to the increased demand for a kosher culinary experience, join KOSHEREURO in Florence, Italy, a city renowned for its art, culture, food, shopping and “la dolce vita,” from April 16-23. The timing for this program, after Passover, will allow participants