Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Food & Wine

I Can’t Believe It’s Not Treif!

Notwithstanding the vast range of kosher foods available today, keeping kosher sometimes seems limiting in terms of the actual species that we can eat. I remember staying at a lodge in Zimbabwe, where the other guests were eating ostrich burgers, crocodile steaks and grilled warthog, whereas the participants in my

One Winemaker’s Spiritual Journey: The Story of Jeff Morgan

When wine writer Gabriel Geller heard about the man behind Covenant winery, he knew it was an inspiring story, one worth telling. “It’s a story of faith, entrepreneurship and chutzpah,” said Geller, who also serves as VP of public relations for Royal Wine Corp., distributor of Covenant wines in the U.S.

Candy Comes to Camp HASC Thanks to World of Goodies

While World of Goodies does deliver candy-platter packages to various camps in the area, its partnership with Camp HASC, a special-needs camp in upstate New York, is different. Candy platters are personally hand delivered to the camp, and the candy can be sent to one camper, a counselor or everyone in a bunk. Also, every

The ‘Impossible’ Is Now Possible for the Kosher Burger Connoisseur

Cheese and burger is no longer a verboten combination in the Jewish world. Impossible Food’s “Impossible Burger,” now certified by the OU, seeks to revolutionize pareve eating as a total palate overhaul, and is like no veggie burger ever before. This new plant-based alternative burger sizzles, smells and tastes like

Hava Java Is ‘Way More Than a Cup of Joe’ for Kosher Foodies

Many say it’s a great idea to stop at Hava Java in Town Square, Monsey, if you’re going to Evergreen on Route 59. But I think the opposite; it’s a great idea to stop at Evergreen if you’re going to Hava Java. Hava Java, the dairy cafe that seemingly celebrates Shavuot perennially, is well worth the trip

Jewish Discovery Center’s Food Festival Returns to Scranton, Pennsylvania

The struggles of going on vacation and needing to pack enough kosher food to take along are put on pause for a week for those heading to the Poconos. The Jewish Discovery Center will host a delicious Jewish Food Festival from July 29 to August 2 at Nay Aug Park in Scranton, Pennsylvania. The festival is open for both lunch and

ABC Nutrition on Spicing Up to Cool Down Inflammation

Spices should never be underestimated. They can be added to almost any food or drink in some manner, and even the smallest dash can make for some unbelievable flavors. Not only do they have the power to improve taste, but they are extremely effective in curbing inflammation, too! Take advantage of these tiny, yet powerful, fighters

Stunned About Starbucks? Star-K Rep Explains the Change

Kosher-keeping coffee drinkers shared confusion and dismay on social media last week when a screenshot made the rounds suggesting some of their favorite Starbucks products lost their kosher certification.

To get to the facts, Kol HaBirah reached out to Rabbi Zvi Holland of Silver Spring,

‘Plant a Flower’ in Front of Dessert Guests

Typically, when I first place this surprising dessert on the table my guests are slightly shocked and not exactly sure what to make of it.


  • Small clay plant pots (available in AJ Moore)
  • Vanilla ice

Star-K Announces Starbucks Kosher Program Status Changes

Starbucks Corporation ended its expanded Star-K kosher information program, the Star-K reported this week. “Consumers are advised that effective immediately the Star-K can no longer vouch for the kashrut of items previously listed that do not bear a reliable kosher symbol. This includes frappuccinos and all flavored drinks,”

A Totally Epic Steak Sandwich

This is definitely a man’s meal which you won’t be able to resist yourself! This steak sandwich is epic and incredibly simple! Whether you buy the BBQ sauce or make this homemade recipe (though come on, homemade always tastes better than store bought) this will definitely be a dinner favorite. Serves eight.

Cool Down With a Honeydew Lemon-Tea Granita

This refreshing frozen beverage can be served on its own as an after-camp snack or as dessert on a warm evening!


  • 3/4 cup plus 1/2 cup water, divided
  • 1/2 cup sugar