Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Food & Wine

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

Warm Up With Rosemary Beef Stew

As the cold weather approaches, our appetites tend toward warm, wintery flavors. A hearty stew for a weeknight or Shabbat dinner, making use of the sweetest of winter root vegetables, can really hit the spot. This stew or goulash is a nourishing and easy “fix-it-and-forget-it” type of recipe, which can be made on your stovetop,

With an Emphasis on Kosher, Coffee Bean Closes 12 Stores in New York

(Kosher Today) New York—In what was a shocking development, the specialty coffee chain Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf abruptly closed its 12 Manhattan locations last week. The shops were all franchises, not company owned. The word is that the current franchise owners somehow ran into difficulty and that the company is committed to

New Product Winners Announced Ahead of Next Week’s Kosherfest Trade Show

Parvella Chocolate Spread by Parvella International was named the Best in Show in the annual New Product Competition that precedes Kosherfest, which opens on Tuesday, November 15, at the Meadowlands Exposition Center in Secaucus, New Jersey. The chocolate spread, manufactured by Parvella International in South Africa, was one of hundreds of

Seasonal, Easy and Adaptable: Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cake

My cousin Laurie’s recipe for pumpkin chocolate chip cake is legendary. It’s perfect as muffins as well. It’s a great loaf cake to bring to friends or relatives too because you can make a few at a time, a few days in advance. As long as it’s covered with plastic wrap all around, it will stay fresh for at least four