Sunday, April 30, 2017

Food & Wine

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.

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