Sunday, December 08, 2019

Food & Wine

A Super Feast for Super Bowl Sunday

The Super Bowl is nearly upon us. Some people watch the game to be social, some watch for the commercials, and some actually love the sport. But the biggest thing about Super Sunday is not the parties, commercials, or the game. It’s the food. Hey we’re Jews aren’t we—so, let’s talk nosh. Well, the local

Easy and Elegant: Fresh Herb-Crusted Petit Filet of Beef

Several years ago, I discovered petit filet, a cut that seemed too good to be true. This flavorful tenderloin section of beef shoulder is as ideal for a busy weeknight as it is for entertaining. Petit filet is cut from the teres major muscle along the blade of the shoulder. The cut reminds one of filet mignon but at one-fourth the

Once Upon a Wine: A Winter Tale of Winemakers

Once upon a time, in a land far, far away, a wintery season brought a chill to the people. To ease the dark evenings, imaginative winemakers of the land shared delicious winter recipes with great wines, adding a touch of magic to the dish. A glass of wine with a delicious supper by a toasty fireplace became an enchanting evening. And we still

The Digital Appetizer for a Terrific Way to Tour Israel: Israel’s Top 100 Ethnic Restaurants

Livingston— We were invited people to a book party, one locally and one in a trendy Israeli eatery in the city… But alas, fates intervened. And then we discovered this was not a party for a conventional book. In fact, it wasn’t even a conventional e-book. It’s more like an app. A yummy

Estihana: No. Not That One. The One in Teaneck!

Navigating New Year’s Eve is a young man’s game. At some point, you turn the streamers and horns over to your children, and simply hope for a decent dinner with good friends. And, so, armed with a bottle of wine and 10 of my closest friends, we headed to chaiko,

The Success and Promise of Top Israeli Wines: 2014 in Review

As 2014 came to a close, Galil Mountain Winery’s Head Winemaker, Micha Vaadia, shares some of the year’s highlights. Vaadia has been at the winery since 2006. He previously worked at wineries in California, New Zealand, and Argentina prior to dedicating his life to bringing the Israeli Galil Mountain Winery to

The Compound Behind All Those Stories About Red Wine Being Good for You

If you’re a teetotaller, your friends have likely tried to convince you to taste red wine by swearing on its multiple health benefits. These benefits have been credited to a compound found in red wine: resveratrol. But claims for this compound have been a subject of major debate–while some argue that it can prevent cancer and promote

Granola Bars: Make Them Yourself or With Your Kiddies…

Granola bars are a favorite with kids, and adults like to grab them as a snack, too. Here are some options to make them yourself. Enjoy!!!

Homemade Granola Bars


¼ cup butter

Secret Restaurant Recipes Revealed

Going out to dinner is a wonderful treat. You sit and relax as your meal is cooked and served, with the remnants whisked away when you’re finished. But dining out is an occasional experience, and meals must be prepared at home daily. That’s when you think of the delicious food you have enjoyed at restaurants and wish

Cabernet Franc: A Delightful Winter Red

Winter has arrived, and with it the kind of cold weather that makes one want to spend an evening sitting in front of a warm fire, nibbling on a warm wedge of brie and sipping a nice glass of red wine. One of my favorite types of wine for such an evening is Cabernet Franc.

Though less well known

Cholent Victor Style

According to the great Claudia Rodin (author of The Book of Jewish Food, The New Book of Middle Eastern Food, and many others) the origins of the classic French Cassoulet and the traditional Jewish cholent are intermingled–and my version is a combination of the two. I have yet to meet someone who did

Cheese Cakes…Make Them Pareve

Who doesn’t love cheesecake? I make it all year round. People think you must make it dairy but, in reality, you can swap out the dairy cheeses for pareve thanks to the invention of Tofutti products. The recipes below can be tweaked to allow for you to make a delicious pareve cheesecake dessert. Enjoy!!