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Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Food & Wine

Balsamic-Glazed Strawberry Ribs

meat • gluten-free • freezes well 

• yields 6 servings

My friends and readers know that I love adding the freshness of fruit to my dishes. Strawberries bring a pretty pop of color to these Miami ribs, while the garlic and onion in

Chocolate Zucchini Cake

pareve • gluten-free 

option • freezes well
• yields 12 servings

It’s the little details that give each chocolate cake recipe a different kind of magic. Here, it’s the zucchini. Slivers of healthful squash give the cake

On January 7, Taste ‘All-American’ Craft Spirits From Prohibition Distillery

Prohibition Distillery, based in Roscoe, New York, in the heart of the Catskills, makes small-batch craft vodka, gin and bourbon under the label Bootlegger 21 New York. The OU-certified, gluten-free, highly regarded, award-winning products have helped the company become the leading micro-distillery in the

The Truth About Kosher Wine

(Part 1 of 2)

“Wine makes the heart glad, making the face brighter than oil.” Psalms (104:15)

Shakespeare, in King Lear, had Edgar say, “Wine loved I deeply.” (Act 3, Scene 4)

“Drinking good wine with good food in good company is one of life’s most civilized pleasures.” Famed

Celebrating Recipes That Don’t Need Allergy Replacement Ingredients

One of my daughters has an egg allergy. She loves sweets (as do all my children), particularly muffins, cookies and cupcakes. I use a lot of Ener-G Egg Replacer, which works great in muffin recipes (as long as I use a whisk to whip it with warm water until the powder is fully dissolved and frothy), and I

Seasonal Salads, Dressed to Impress

This salad, with maple roasted sweet potatoes and goat cheese, is filling and easy to make! I love the warm, spiced sweet potatoes along with the cool, creamy, tangy goat cheese paired with the fresh mache lettuce and the hint of heat from the chili flakes. Try this dish when you have company to impress and not a lot of time. There

Kosherfest Inspires Companies Large and Small

Secaucus—Kosherfest, which took place November 15 and 16 at the Meadowlands Exposition Hall, challenges the conventional wisdom that what used to be known as easily definable kosher, is nothing like what it was years ago.

In earlier generations,

The NY Brat Factory: Seriously Kosher, Seriously Delicious

Manhattan—There’s something special cooking on the Upper West Side, and if you like burgers, wings and brats, the NY Brat Factory is not to be missed. In a lifetime of kosher food eating, our tastebuds had never experienced wings “like the Colonel makes,” but now, it seems we have. These are

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.