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Friday, March 24, 2017

Food & Wine

The Chef’s Chef

Do you remember what you were eating in kosher restaurants 10 years ago? Had you tried sous-vide dishes yet? Housemade sausage? Fresh, cured gravlax made with only salt, sugar, peppercorns and dill? Shaved black truffles curling onto delectable fresh pasta tossed with roasted porcini mushrooms?

‘Perfect for Pesach’ Hits the Mark

Reviewing: Perfect for Pesach by Naomi Nachman and Miriam Pascal (2017) Hardcover. 240 pages. ISBN-10: 1422618676. $25.03.

Naomi Nachman was testing a new recipe for her catering clients when she had a culinary epiphany: “This would be perfect for Pesach,” she thought. That

Inbal Jerusalem Hotel’s Executive Chef Presents Unique Passover Desserts for 2017

With Passover fast approaching, award-winning Executive Chef Nir Elkayam of the Inbal Jerusalem Hotel has created two mouthwatering recipes for the holiday.

“The greatest challenge of Passover is creating tasty recipes despite the restrictions of the holiday,” said Elkayam. “These recipes

Inbal Jerusalem Hotel’s Executive Chef Presents Unique Passover Desserts for 2017

With Passover fast approaching, award-winning Executive Chef Nir Elkayam of the Inbal Jerusalem Hotel has created two mouthwatering recipes for the holiday.

“The greatest challenge of Passover is creating tasty recipes despite the restrictions of the holiday,” said Elkayam. “These recipes

Congregation Beth Aaron Invites You On A Tour of Israeli Wines

On Sunday, March 19, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., Congregation Beth Aaron is hosting a wine tasting that’s not to be missed. Focusing exclusively on kosher wines from Israel, the event features wines from four boutique Israeli vineyards, each representing a different region of Israel, each with its own unique take on the fine art of

‘Peter Piper Picked a Peck of Pickled Peppers’

In the early ’70s my folks would travel from the Bronx all the way to Shimon’s in Kew Garden Hills to get pizza on Saturday nights. Shimon, the owner, was a Yemenite Jew who would endearingly refer to his homemade charif or schug as d’vash (honey). For him, these spicy, pepper-based condiments were just perfect, neither too

Purim Is the Time to Try Twin Suns and Shirah Wines

 

If you love wine, Purim seudot aren’t complete without a few fun bottles to try. Now, the weeks before Purim and Pesach, is prime season for kosher wine. Given the copious amounts purchased and enjoyed over these holidays, many producers choose this time of year to release their new

Personalize Purim

Homemade Purim treats bring your celebration to a new level.

Now is the time that we share our happiness with our friends and family. Homemade gifts bring a special dimension to your mishloach manot and your Purim seuda. But not all of us have the time to spend hours in the kitchen. Here are

My Purim Plan

Clients as well as members of our community have been reaching out to me for advice regarding Purim. The abundance of candy, baked goods and nosh that enters our home on this one day can be particularly challenging. And that is before we sit down to a large meal that includes a wealth of food and drinks.

In Israel’s Negev, Gourmet Sauces Are Made With Care

What do gourmet, all-natural sauces and spreads have to do with Jewish Disabilities Awareness and Inclusion Month? In a small factory in Be’er Sheva, Israel, the two hold a lot in common.

Founded in 2012, Nany Sauce is a social business creating chef-inspired,

Let’s Make America ‘Dip’ Again

Over roughly the past 10 years, both kosher and non-kosher consumers have become obsessed with dips. Why the obsession? For kosher consumers, I believe there are two major factors. One is that the many yeshiva and seminary students who study in Israel are introduced to dips in Israeli/Mediterranean food. The second is due

Gluten Free Hamantashen: Great Taste Without the Gluten

For those on gluten-free diets, finding delicious baked goods can be challenging. Enter Pereg Natural Foods, with six gluten-free flour varieties that offer versatile baking options that yield delicious texture and taste. Combine these products with the baking talents of Koshermoms, and you’ve got winning recipes all year