Friday, August 18, 2017

Food & Wine

Israel’s Beit Yitzhak Fruit Spreads and Tapenades Burst With Flavor

At this summer’s Fancy Food Show in Manhattan, we had the chance to try Beit Yitzhak’s jams and tapenades. With farms located in the Sharon Valley, Beit Yitzhak Natural Products is a family business that has been producing all-natural fruit products since 1993. Among the most popular of their products are the

Airy, Impressive, Devastatingly Simple Focaccia Challah

This challah was originally a fabulous focaccia bread recipe from Lynn Kutner from the now-closed Center for Kosher Culinary Arts. I altered it to make a airy, savory challah, perfect to wow guests at Friday night dinner. And I mean, you will really wow them! The challah is best the same day it’s baked, so make it Friday morning, and cover it tightly to use

Hard Seltzers, Hard Sodas and Fruity Beers Are the Taste of Summer

Since this year I marked the 21st anniversary of my 21st birthday, I knew we had to lower the average age of our tasting group for hard seltzers, hard sodas and flavored fruity and summery beers that were recommended by Scott Maybaum of Wine Country. Maybaum explained that these refreshing drinks are perfect for these dog

Make Your Summer Barbecues Sizzle

(StatePoint) With family and friends gathering to celebrate all summer long, try a new and healthy twist on some backyard barbecue essentials.

Dishing on Sides

Meats may be the star of the show, but no backyard barbecue is complete without side

Don’t Judge a Wine by Its Color: These Reds Are Perfect for Summertime Sipping

Experts recommend top four red varieties for ‘chilling out’ with when the heat is on.

(Courtesy of Royal Wines) Conventional wisdom holds that red wine is too heavy to drink during the summer. It’s true that many full-bodied, tannic reds can be hard to enjoy when the weather turns hot and

Wedge These Cheese Triangles Into Your Menu

Tnuva Cheese Wedges are not only a delectable, spreadable treat on sandwiches, they also can be used as a key ingredient in various recipes throughout the year (see below). Made from pasteurized cheese food in the land of milk and honey, Tnuva Cheese Wedges contain only 40 calories per serving. Tnuva Cheese Wedges are Cholov Yisroel and highlight the

Kosher.com Serves Up Delicious Cauliflower Mac and Cheese for the Nine Days

(courtesy of kosher.com) Keeping dinners interesting, delicious and nutritious during the nine-day period leading up to Tisha B’Av when it’s customary for Jews to refrain from eating meat can be challenging.

The folks at

Getting ‘The Latest Scoop’ at Ice Cream on Grand

For many years, when my family had nothing doing on a Sunday, my father used to suggest hiking at the Flat Rock Brook Nature Center. Afterwards, my father would always obliquely mention that Ice Cream on Grand was nearby. He reasoned that our hiking (sluggishly, for two miles), made us clearly deserving of

Try the New Nine Days Menu at Chopstix

Feeling withdrawal from your usual barbeques and fleishig meals during the nine days? If you are looking for your fix, look no further than the new and improved nine days menu at Chopstix.

The menu includes all types of tofus, steamed with mixed vegetables or served with all different types of

Cong. Beth Aaron to Host Kosher Catch During the Nine Days

Kosher Catch will be bringing its famous wild-caught fish to Congregation Beth Aaron for a fish and chips pop-up restaurant during the Nine Days on Thursday, July 27, from 5 to 8 p.m. The pop-up will feature fish and chips, fish sandwiches and fresh raw poke bowls, and will have a mashgiach on site during. Kosher Catch is under the

Summer, Salads and the Nine Days

In a sense the nine days give us an opportunity to give our bodies a rest from eating red meat and poultry. For some, the idea of preparing dairy meals is daunting. It seems to me that it is the perfect time to go “light.” Salads galore, fish and not so much pasta are the way to go.

Today it has

How to Spice Up Your Nine Days Meals

Finding ways to keep meal options exciting is hard enough throughout the year, but The Nine Days poses a whole new kind of challenge. It is difficult to think of variations of dairy or pareve meals that are both filling and nutritious without being boring. A person can only eat so much pizza in a short period of time, and