Thursday, May 23, 2019

Food & Wine

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

Grilled Fruit With Whipped Cream and Streusel Topping

Grilling fruit is one of my favorite desserts to serve during the summer months. Its delicious and refreshing, and so, so simple! I like to grill pineapple, peaches and apricots. Simply toss some cut up fruit in a little bit of oil and grill over high heat until softened.

Hot Outside, Cool in the Glass

After a fairly long winter and a rather short spring, summer is here. We only are in the middle of June and it is already 96°F outside! In the quest for ways to cool ourselves down, some of us just sit at home or at work in the air conditioning, while the luckier ones get to chill by the pool.

Abeles & Heymann to Sponsor US Embassy in Israel’s Independence Day Celebration

(Courtesy of Abeles & Heymann) Abeles & Heymann (A&H), makers of award-winning premium glatt kosher hot dogs, will be an official sponsor of the U.S. Embassy in Israel’s Independence Day Celebration. The event is hosted by the U.S. Ambassador to Israel, David Friedman, and will take place on July 3 with some 2,800