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Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Food & Wine

Experts Think Closing of Carnegie Deli Signals the End for Kosher-Style Jewish Deli

(Kosher Today) The news that Carnegie Deli, founded in 1937, would be closing by the end of the year represents yet another nail in the coffin of the once-coveted Jewish or kosher-style delicatessen, affectionately known as “the deli.” Many a tourist to New York made Carnegie, Katz’s or the 2nd Avenue Deli

BarkThins Elevates the Classic Chocolate Experience

(Kosher Today) Dark Chocolate Peanut with Sea Salt is the newest flavor in a line that puts an elevated twist on classic chocolate bark. It combines Fair Trade Certified dark chocolate with Non-GMO Project Verified roasted peanuts and sea salt for a sweet and salty snack. Kosher dairy certified under the Orthodox Union

Candy Maker Sally Williams to Debut Products at Kosherfest

Sally Williams Fine Foods of South Africa, a premium purveyor of gourmet, hand-made soft textured nougat and related confections will make its debut in the U.S. at Kosherfest 2016, the largest North American kosher food show under one roof, November 15-16 at the Meadowlands Expo Center in Secaucus, NJ.

Cantine Pitigliano Brings Classic Tuscan Wines to Kosher Tables

Cantine Pitigliano, a winery named for the small town in southern Tuscany in which it is based, has been producing kosher wine and olive oil for 30 years, but the products have never been imported to America until this year. Pitigliano also features a Jewish quarter called “Little Jerusalem” which celebrates

Chef Y’s Creamy Tomato Soup With Pesto Swirl and Cheesy Croutons

Serves eight.

This is a take on a tomato soup with a grilled cheese sandwich. I love the creamy silkiness of the soup along with the crunch from the cheddar croutons and the zesty basil pesto. It is a sure crowd-pleaser and your guests will be begging for seconds!

Falling Down Over a Standing Rib Roast

For our first Rosh Hashanah as a married couple I wanted to make a standing rib roast to impress the in-laws. I read in a cookbook that a standing rib roast was approximately 10-12 pounds, and in 2004 it was going for around $10 a pound. I excitedly called a butcher and placed my order for a standing “whole” rib roast.

A Fine Vintage in Any Weather

Rosh Hashanah is now behind us, and yet the festivities have only began. There are many more holiday meals ahead of us, special moments to enjoy with friends and family. Sukkot is a very special holiday, with an emphasis on the mitzvah of hachnasat orchim, welcoming guests to share our meals in the sukkah. One more

Sweets to Nuts Sends Delicious Kosher Candy and Judaica Gifts Nationwide

Send a delicious gift to family and friends in Highland Park, Edison and East Brunswick or nationwide! Sweets to Nuts, established in 2004, is a kosher candy and Judaica gift shop, under the strict supervision of the Vaad Hakashrut of Raritan Valley. Most products are delivered free locally to the Highland Park area and

Spirits to Be in Good Spirits and Keep the Body Warm for Sukkot

The French always have their own way of talking about wines or spirits. Some liquors are called aperitifs, as they open the appetite before a meal. The ideal drinks for Kiddush would thereby fall into that category. Other spirits are called digestifs, as their purpose is to ease

A Bit of California Grandeur for the New Year

Forty years ago, in the spring of 1976, a seminal event happened in Paris, France, that changed the map of wine just as much as the American Revolution, 200 years before, had changed the map of the British Empire.

Steven Spurrier, a British wine merchant, then living in Paris, decided to use the

Smokey Joe’s BBQ Restaurant in Teaneck Closes Its Doors

The fire has gone out for good at Smokey Joe’s on Teaneck’s Cedar Lane, the world’s first authentic, kosher, pit-smoked barbecue according to owner Joseph Godin. In an interview, Godin said the landlord refused to extend or renew his 10-year lease despite intervention by town officials who pleaded on his

How Sweet It Is!

When we think of the Rosh Hashanah meal, perhaps one of the first symbolic foods we indulge in is the apple dipped in honey. It symbolizes our anticipation and hope for a sweet new year, a year that will be highlighted by simchas, successes and cheerful news in all aspects of our lives.

Indulging in all sorts of sweet dishes on Rosh Hashanah is a very