Wednesday, April 01, 2020

Food & Wine

Domaine du Castel: A Miraculous Wine Story

With Chanukah coming, I thought that telling the story of the legendary Israeli winery, Domaine du Castel, would be appropriate. We often talk about the renaissance of a wine industry in Israel, which began in the 19th century. Philanthropist Baron Edmond de Rothschild, perhaps the most illustrious member of the famous

Latkes: It’s a Tradition

They’re sometimes greasy, sometimes salty and soggy, and they are fried in oil. They’re high in calories—sometimes, high in fat—sometimes; high in cholesterol—sometimes. But they’re oh, so good! They are Chanukah potato pancakes, otherwise known as latkes, in what we think is Yiddish, or as levivot in Hebrew.

Shot of Pickle Juice, Anyone?

(Sandy Eller/Kosher Today Special Correspondent) Inspiration can sometimes come from the strangest of places, according to Jay Churba of Get Pikl’ed, one of the surprise hits of Kosherfest 2019. Churba and his partner, Mark Field, were out drinking picklebacks, shots of

Carmel Private Collection Reds: A Perfect Accompaniment to Holiday Parties

After several weeks of trying some really exciting high-end wines (more on that in the coming weeks), it felt great to get back to my bargain-hunting roots and try some wines at incredible value from a legendary Israeli winery. I immediately thought to recommend them for upcoming holiday season gatherings.

Kosher Food Enthusiasts Gather for Kosherfeast

For the past several years, a group of kosher foodies has been getting together the night before Kosherfest, the trade show in Secaucus, for a dinner, appropriately called Kosherfeast. This year, assorted bloggers, authors, editors and guests gathered at Teaneck’s ETC steakhouse on November 11 for Seth

Israeli Students Win Award for Making Honey Without Bees

Technion team’s synthetic honey is produced by a bacterium that “learns” to make it following reprogramming in a lab.

With the global population of bees in decline, honey could become a rare commodity on supermarket shelves.

That’s why

Scenes from Kosherfest 2019

Kosherfest, the annual trade show for the kosher food industry, took place on November 12 and 13 at the Meadowlands Exposition Center in Secaucus. It’s where established companies introduce new products to stay current, overseas producers with experience in their home countries look to

Top Nine Reasons Why You Should Eat Like an Israeli

Hummus, tomato-cucumber salad, extra-virgin olive oil … these and other staple foods on virtually every Israeli table undoubtedly helped propel the country to No. 1 on a new ranking of countries with the lowest rate of diet-related deaths worldwide and No. 10 on the 2019 Bloomberg Healthiest Country Index.

Michael Solomonov and JNF Plan New Food-Tech, Kosher Culinary Arts Center in Kiryat Shmona

Two of today’s most well-known chefs are about to revolutionize the world of food production and culinary education—especially kosher culinary education—in Israel. The Jewish National Fund-USA is creating a new “food-tech ecosystem” in Kiryat Shmona, in the northern Galilee,

Superb Shakshuka

One of the superstars of the famed hearty Israeli breakfast is shakshuka, a poached egg dish in spicy tomato sauce.

Shakshuka Recipe:


  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • ½ red

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Delicious Pasta Recipe From My Kosher Jerusalem Kitchen

Every time I do a food column, I look up its history, and I am constantly fascinated by what I learn. Pasta is unleavened semolina mixed with water or eggs and formed into various shapes. It became popular as a North American food with the Italian immigration at the beginning of the 20th century.