Saturday, July 22, 2017

Food & Wine

Enjoy a Velvety Vegetable Soup With Your Latkes

Creamy Cauliflower Carrot Soup With Crispy Pastrami

Serves 8

This soup is a favorite in the house and it is so easy to make. I love the creamy, velvety texture of the soup with the crunch of the pastrami. It is a healthy soup with the indulgence of

The Truth About Kosher Wine

Part II of II

Last week, we looked at the evolution of kosher wine from fine, to syrupy, and thankfully, back again to very, very good.

European Kosher Wines

Kosher wines in Europe have an ancient history going back over two thousand years. Little of its history remains. Today, however, many

Two Delicious Gluten-Free Latke Recipes for Chanukah

This Chanukah, liven up your potato latke platter with two diverse, delicious vegetable latkes that are gluten free! “We’re always looking for menus to be tasty and healthy for all—including students with special dietary needs,” notes Boys Town Jerusalem food services director Tova Rottenberg. “This

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