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Sunday, April 30, 2017

Food & Wine

Royal Wine Introduces Boondocks American Whiskey

New York—Royal Wine Corporation is proud to introduce Boondocks American Whiskey, a creation from Whisky Advocate Lifetime Achievement Award winner Dave Scheurich, who has helped to create some of America’s most recognized whiskeys over

Bounty From the Apple Orchard

Nature is at her finest when the leaves just start turning fiery red and burnt orange and the smell of apples fills the air.

That little voice in the back of my head is begging me to ditch school and just head to the orchards. If only....

To me, this time of year means one treat in particular: apple cranberry crumble. Naturally sweet, crunchy on the

Rye Deli Opens in Springfield

If you find yourself in Springfield on Mountain Avenue and smell something delicious, chances are it is coming from Rye Deli. Figuring that out is the easy part. Trying to decide what to eat once inside is far more difficult. Owner Hal Robinson and his wife, Michal, opened Rye Deli this summer and are thrilled to bring an exciting new option for takeout and catering to

Bistro Classics Are the Stars at Riverdale K Grillhouse

An upscale bistro serving comfort classics as well as extraordinarily tender cuts of meat, Riverdale K Grillhouse was a pleasure to visit last week. Tucked cozily between SAR High School and Carlos & Gabby’s on Riverdale Avenue, the full-length windows were thrown open so diners could enjoy the light breeze on the late summer evening.

A perusal of the

Celebrate Rosh Hashanah with celebratory wines

5776 is coming to its end, as is the harvesting seasons for many wineries. The growth of the kosher wine world in terms of diversity and availability was simply outstanding this year! We are expecting many interesting and high-quality wines in 5777 hailing from some of the world’s most prestigious growing regions.

Rosh Hashana is a very special time of the

Salsa Metsuyan Celebrates Mexican-Korean Flavor Fusion

Teaneck—Imagine having a passion for food and being able to indulge that passion in new and exciting ways. How great would it be if one could take all their favorite flavors and combine them in a single restaurant? A shared flavor concept by Bernard Benlevy and Daniel Berlin is exactly that; and that restaurant is Salsa Metsuyan.“ We’ve developed a new expression

Uncorking Twin Suns: Weiss Brothers and Naharis Bottle Superior, Accessible Vintages

A new kosher wine revolution has begun in California. While today there are many good-to-great kosher wines available, a new effort is being made to bring previously unavailable varietals to the kosher marketplace.

The revolution includes exciting wines imported by a growing company called The River Wine, a relatively new importer led by husband and wife team

Josh Chaitovsky Makes Cornbread Crackers With a Conscience

Josh Chaitovsky, of Bergenfield, has taken on a new project, making delicious food that everyone can be proud to snack on. The owner/operator of two kosher restaurants, including Lake Como Pizza, close to Yeshiva University’s Wilf Campus in Washington Heights, Chaitovsky has, for the last 18 years, spent his

What Happened to the Sweetbreads?

I am not a fan of many of the delicacies of the past. People drooled over sweetbreads (organ meat from the thymus and pancreas??) and others could not get enough of kishke, derma, ptcha (jellied calves feet), gribenes (fried chicken skin with onions) and chicken feet in their chicken soup. Just writing about these charming royal treats makes my stomach queasy. Somehow

Dairy From the Desert: The Camel Milk Situation

A recent Dairy Reporter article about Desert Farms, the U.S.-based camel milk company, which is planning to expand its production so as to include camel milk ice cream and baby formula, prompted a flood of kashrut questions, with people asking how the kosher dairy industry will remain free of concern for camel milk content in dairy

Summertime and the Baking Is Easy

As the late summer begins to wax and wane, there is a myriad of fresh fruit available that can be used for either baking or cooking. Stone fruits, including peaches, nectarines, apricot, cherries and plums are in ample supply and are at their lowest prices of the year. There are those who enjoy grilling fruits on the barbeque, but

Who Said Red Wines Are Not Fit for the Summer?!

The sun is shining, the birds are twitting and the nights are warm. Isn’t it beautiful out there? While we are still in the summer, enjoying some refreshing rose and white wines, many of us are craving some nice red wines to go along with their grilled steaks, BBQ ribs and burgers. However, I also often hear complaints that red