Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Food & Wine

Grateful for Great Wine

This weekend, hundreds of millions of American citizens will celebrate the national holiday of Thanksgiving. On that very day, those who celebrate it express their gratitude for all the good they have in life. The believers thank God, others thank their family or their friends.

STAR-K Provides Updated Starbucks Kosher Information

STAR-K has announced that it has updated its recommended drink list for Starbucks to include a number of Frappuccino drinks. These drinks are recommended in the USA and Canada only. They are processed on cold equipment.

The following Frappuccino drinks have been added to the approved

Elizabeth’s Jerusalem Stretches Past the Pizza Dough

The Jerusalem Restaurant in Elizabeth is an institution in the community. Over the decades it has seen a few different owners and some changes in the basic fare, but has been mostly focused on the pizza business. However, the recent changes in menu, expanded catering options and in-house offerings have really

‘Chosen Cholent’ Becomes a Permanent Fixture in West Orange

There’s something cooking in West Orange, and it’s got everyone buzzing with excitement. The Chosen Cholent, a cholent and barbeque food truck that has found a home in the back parking lot of Congregation AABJ&D, is now open for eat-in, take-out and Shabbat meals, in addition to catering.

Le Marais’s Owner and Executive Chef Return From Cookbook Tour in New Orleans

Jose Meirelles, chef and owner, and Mark Hennessey, executive chef, of Le Marais, a kosher French brasserie in midtown, are back in New York after taking their Le Marais cookbook tour to New Orleans, Louisiana. Their visit, which lasted four days, included a whirlwind of events and cooking demonstrations. Their

You Can’t Beat Creamy Duck Confit Mashed Potatoes

This side dish is perfect for Thanksgiving or whenever you are looking for a dressed-up version of mashed potatoes for your meal. I like to serve these with herb-roasted chicken, braised barbecue brisket or a jam-glazed turkey for Thanksgiving. I love the creaminess and the bite that you get from the Tofutti cream cheese, along

My Mother-in-Law’s Stuffing Recipe

This recipe may seem simple, but it’s actually the world’s best. Don’t take my word for it. Try it yourself.


  • 1 large box Corn Flakes
  • 1 large box Rice Crispies

Scenes From Kosherfest

Maple Cranberry Sweet Potatoes

Enjoy this seasonal side with your turkey!

  • 4 lbs sweet potatoes, peeled
  • 1 cup pure maple syrup
  • 1 ½ cup cranberries
  • 3 tbsp margarine

Move Over, Ice Cream: Urban Pops Burst With Cool, Fresh Flavor

Teaneck—When Sophia Cohen, a young mother in Brooklyn, started making sorbet at home in June 2012, during a very hot Shavuot season, she didn’t imagine that it was just the beginning of a successful entrepreneurial career. “All the kids kept coming from the block. We have a very open block. My

Kosherfest 2016 Connects the Global Kosher Food Industry

Kosherfest, an international trade show for the kosher food industry, now in its 28th year, will be held at the Meadowlands Expo Center in Secaucus on November 15 and 16. Manufacturers will be meeting distributors, wholesalers and retailers to get their products—many first introduced at the show—onto the

New Best Glatt Owners Cook Up a Dream

For Aleksandr and Michelle Berger of Edison, Rosh Hashanah was not only the start of a new year, it was the beginning of their new lives as owners of Best Glatt in Teaneck. “We are both living our dream,” said Michelle. “I have wanted to do catering since I was 9 years old.” Alex, who has worked as a