Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Food & Wine

There Is No Simcha Without Good Wine

Sukkot, along with Simchat Torah, is the holiday that most symbolizes and highlights the importance of serving God and following his Torah with joy. Our sages write that wine causes the heart of man to rejoice. Sukkot and Simchat Torah include multiple celebratory meals, inside and outside the

Cholent and Kugel Will Never Get Old...Well, Until They Get Old

Reviewing: Sweet Noshings (What Jew Wanna Eat), by Amy Kritzer. Published by Rock Point/Quartoknows.com. Hardcover (also available as an ebook), 128 pages, 2016. 

Amy Kritzer has reinvented and shaken up traditional Jewish baking with her new cookbook, “Sweet Noshings.” Debunking the

We ‘Challah’ for Crumby Challah on Sukkot

This a modified version of my focaccia challah recipe, and also has considerably less sugar and oil than many egg challah recipes. To make up for this perceived lack of richness, I add a yummy crumby topping (crumb recipe courtesy of Rivka Zauderer) and either chocolate chips or a cinnamon/sugar combo... or both. Feel free to

Seasons Kosher Supermarket Files for Bankruptcy

Seasons, the kosher grocery-store chain with locations in Clifton, New Jersey; New York’s Upper West Side; Queens; and elsewhere, has filed for bankruptcy.

The company reportedly owes $42 million to vendors, landlords and banks, according to the Chapter 11 filing.

FillerUp Recommends Israeli Whites and Reds for Sukkot

Sukkot comes with the much-anticipated fun of meals together with family and friends in the sukkah, and what better time to enjoy a new Israeli wine than with family in the warmth and joy of the time of our rejoicing? FillerUp, which imports many Israeli wines through its import label Red Garden,

Can Genetics Build a Real Kosher Cheeseburger?

(Courtesy of Touro College) The “kosher foodie” movement is having a moment. Countless blogs, cookbooks and Instagram accounts are devoted to reinventing traditional Jewish foods for a new generation. Amateur and professional chefs are finding ways to use bold, new ingredients to reimagine and reformulate the foods of their

Four Superbly Smooth New Reds From California’s Twin Suns

Twin Suns, the collaborative California project of cult kosher winemakers Shimon and Gabriel Weiss—whose high-end label Shirah Wines continues to shine with indy brilliance—and Ami and Larissa Nahari, the Weiss’ distributors from The River Wine, just released four 2016 vintages, with one of them as

Port: For a Sweet and Great Year

Rosh Hashanah is fast approaching. While it is mainly celebrated by am Yisrael, the Torah refers to Rosh Hashanah as the birthday of the world; therefore it is a time of celebration for all mankind. Rosh Hashanah is often associated with sweet foods and wine. Indeed, it is a tradition to

Six 3-Ingredient Burgers

Enhance ground beef with these flavorsome trios.

  1. Splash of Soy sauce + sprinkle of fresh or dried basil + crushed garlic clove
  2. Squeeze of ketchup + hefty sprinkle of seasoned salt + splash of soy sauce
  3. Loads of

A Sweet New Year Calls for Sweet New Wines

(Courtesy of Royal Wines) With the Jewish New Year (Rosh Hashanah) right around the corner (Sept. 9-11), traditional sweet foods and wines will be on everyone’s mind—and shopping list.

The wine, no doubt, will be just as important as the food it is served with. As with most Jewish

Tabor Winery: When Technology and Jewish Innovation Revolutionize Wine

(Courtesy of Kedem Wines) Nestled in the foothills of the picturesque Mount Tabor is something unique only to Israel: Tabor winery, one of many wineries situated in the Galilee region of northern Israel. However, there are many aspects of this family-established winery that set it apart

Lake County: The New Napa

How do you choose a wine? You might walk into the store looking for a red or a white, perhaps for a medium dry or a sweet wine with a fruity finish. A good wine is a complex experience and we’re blessed to have many producers of high-quality kosher wines. But what do