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Monday, June 26, 2017

Food & Wine

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

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!