Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Food & Wine

Italian Reds: Easy-Drinking Wines for Summer Dinners

As the weather starts to warm up, Italian herbs such as basil, oregano, thyme and rosemary just call out to be served with grilled poultry, pasta and fish. And there’s nothing better to pair with that than Italian table reds: Chianti, of course, but also Montepulciano and other red blends are great lighter reds to go with light

Broccoli Slaw: Easy, Tasteful and Healthy

Broccoli is a vegetable that our family stopped eating many years ago because of the impossibility of checking it properly for bugs. The cost of checked frozen broccoli was often a deterrent in buying it.

Recently I noticed that broccoli slaw was being sold in Cedar Market with a hechsher. I was

Fakin’ Bacon

When I was younger, I desperately wanted to taste Spongebob Squarepants’ famous Krabby Patty. The characters raved about this delicious-looking cheeseburger, causing my siblings and I much curiosity and jealousy as all we wanted was to taste this forbidden food. One day, my clever mother decided to buy parve soy burgers so that

Kosher.com Brings New Low-Cal Recipes to the Table

Victoria Dwek released her seventh cookbook on May 22. Only a week later, “Secrets of Skinny Cooking” shot up to fifth on Amazon.com’s Best Sellers list in its category. So naturally, Dwek’s huge fan base is flocking to Kosher.com to get the skinny on the latest healthy summer recipes.

A Savory Summer Sorbet

You’ve just finished Shabbat lunch and the weather outside is unbearably hot. Your kids are begging for ice cream, but it’s still too soon to have dairy. Don’t bother waiting. Sharon’s Sorbet’s new coffee flavor is a pareve treat that is sure to help you beat the heat. The coffee sorbet hit the supermarket shelves back in

Ortega Adds Artisanal, Healthy Grains to Taco Shells

(Kosher Today) Ortega introduces a new line of taco shells called Good Grains. An alternative to the traditional corn shell, Ortega Good Grains Taco Shells are elevating the taco shell category, crafted with artisanal blends of real corn, unique grains and thoughtful ingredients baked into, and clearly visible within, each shell.

West Orange’s B’nai Shalom Unveils Café B’nai

“If we build it, they will come.” So said proprietor Eli Gold when discussing his newest venture, Café B’nai at B’nai Shalom in West Orange. Borrowing the phrase from Kevin Costner in 1989’s “Field of Dreams,” Gold was happy to relate how the newest addition to the township’s kosher offerings came about.

Spice Up Your Life With (Kosher) Thai Curry Paste

After a bit of research, I found that traditional Thai curry paste contains shrimp paste, so it’s pretty much a no-go for us Yids. While there is an extraordinarily wide array of kosher products available at the many kosher stores here in Teaneck, I have not yet found a fantastic curry paste that brings to mind all those spicy,

America Eats for Israel 2017 Raises Funds for Israel’s Hungry

On May 15, communities across the United States joined together in dining at participating kosher restaurants to feed hungry Israelis.

Jewish students in multiple U.S. cities worked for months to recruit local restaurants. Schools and groups included the Atlantic Seaboard NCSY,

Novominsker Rebbe Addresses Crowd at Annual Kashrus Conference

At the OU’s kashrus conference this past week there was palpable excitement as the Novominsker Rebbe, Rabbi Yaakov Perlow, addressed his captivated audience:

“It’s a privilege for me to be here, because I know that this assembled tzibur here today represents the community of

Robust, Rich Tishbi Reds: Perfect With Cheese and Crusty Breads

When I was asked to try a few of Tishbi Winery’s most elite selections before Shavuot, it was with a considerable thrill that I asked the winery’s importer, The River Wine’s Ami Nahari, to help me reach the winemaker, Golan Tishbi, and get his advice on how best to decant and serve the wine

Alsatian (Style) Whites: Perfect for Shavuot

Springtime is upon us, and while the weather may have been rather erratic of late, the forecasters are predicting some truly dulcet weather for Shavuot. With warm, clear days; flowers in bloom; and dairy dishes on the menu, it will be a great time to enjoy some white wines and rosés.