Monday, June 26, 2017

Food & Wine

Eight Wines With a Long Finish for a Nation With an Everlasting Light

The Jewish people are celebrating a special holiday this week. While each Jewish holiday celebrates or commemorates different miracles in its own way, Chanukah can be considered the holiday of miracles. It is the first and only one of two holidays, along with Purim, during which we recite the special prayer of Al Hanisim,

Chanukah Feta and Tomato Crostini With Basil

Servings: 5

Cooking Time: 10-15 minutes


  • Ciabatta bread, thinly sliced
  • Tnuva Cow’s Milk Feta or Sheep’s Milk Feta Cheese

Light Up Your Chanukah Table With Premium Israeli Wines

When the brave-hearted Modiin Maccabees commemorated their resounding victories over the Assyrian Greeks in Jerusalem and Galilee nearly 2200 years ago, they undoubtedly returned to their families and reveled in a hearty meal and helpful servings of unsophisticated red dry wines. Wines were bountiful 2,200 years ago but ancient

A ‘Kitchen-Tested’ Gelt Cake Gets Top Marks for Chanukah

I made a gelt cake for Chanukah and it’s everything I wanted it to be! P.S. This cake is vegan, which means no eggs, milk or butter for miles.


  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup

‘Chanukah Is Better With Butter’

Breakstone’s Butter is touting butter’s benefits this Chanukah.

Chicago—Butter is making a comeback! This season Breakstone’s is reminding consumers that butter is the best choice for Chanukah cooking and holiday baking.

Focusing on

With Liqueurs and Sparklers, Wine Country’s Kosher Selections Expand to Meet Demand

Taking a walk around Bergenfield’s Wine Country last week indicated an infusion of new, exciting bottles as well as changes and expansions to the store’s kosher section, which already takes up a quarter of the shelves. “We are making room for more than two dozen new Italian wines, and a dozen new Spanish wines, in

Another Joy From Daniella Silver and Norene Gilletz: ‘The Silver Platter—Simple Elegance’

As I carefully tried to flip the pages of the newest cookbook created by Daniella Silver and Norene Gilletz, I had difficulty in that I found myself wanting to look carefully at each page, as each photo is so alluring. As well, once you begin to read a recipe you realize that the authors kept to their word—these recipes are easy,

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