Thursday, May 23, 2019

Food & Wine

‘Millennial Kosher’ Gives Fresh Inspiration to Cooks of All Ages

Reviewing: “Millenial Kosher,” by Chani Apfelbaum. ArtScroll Shaar Press, 2018, 320 pages. ISBN-10: 142262055. $31.49.

Don’t pass up “Millennial Kosher,” thinking it’s only for those of a certain (younger) age. The catchy name is meant to

Quark: The ‘Physics’ of Relishing Sweet and Savory Cheese

(Courtesy of Tnuva) You might be familiar with the word quark within the realm of physics, not the culinary arts. And yet, there is Tnuva’s Quark Cheese, a creamy, soft offering that is not your typical all-American product, yet is becoming quite trendy in the kosher dairy marketplace. Tnuva Quark Cheese, which is sold in 3

Grainy Business: What’s the Deal With Whole Grains Anyway?

Most people have feasted their eyes and taste buds on a sandwich of some kind in their lifetime, be it PB&J, grilled cheese or a deli sandwich with the works. The bookends of those sandwiches, aka sliced bread, have definitely progressed over the years, starting out as basic white bread, but gradually developing into a

Dress Up Your Summer Veggies

Enjoying the bounty of summer means enjoying all the produce that is now available year-round. Winter squash like our favorite butternut is certainly not just for winter anymore, especially with a little facelift. And what do you do with that beautiful romanesque broccoli that you’ve never cooked before? Steam it and pour over an herby

Launching the Barbecue Season With Zesty Thai Peanut Sauce

With my wide grill pan I don’t have to wait all year for this glorious beginning of barbecue season to enjoy grilled chicken, one of my favorite Friday night dishes. Last week I didn’t have any fresh ginger, which is a must for “traditional” Thai peanut dipping sauce, so I improvised. What I ended up with was an amazing,

Retailers Call Robust Shavuot Sales ‘Historic’

(KosherToday.com) It was a holiday that “every section of the supermarket does well,” was the analysis by a kosher supermarket executive. And for good reason. The two-day Shavuot holiday that was preceded by a Shabbat included both dairy and meat meals. The sushi section, frozen and fresh blintzes, all fish categories and, of

‘Carving Block,’ a Cedarhurst-Based Boutique Butcher, Delivers Locally

(JLNJ) The Carving Block Custom Butcher, which provides free door-to-door delivery every Tuesday to Teaneck, Englewood, Bergenfield, Paramus, Edison, Passaic and Deal, is beginning to get rave reviews from customers. The restaurant boasts a large menu of weekly ready-to-cook specials that simply aren’t available anywhere else.

Bon Appetech! Israeli Food and Wine Tech Play Key Roles in the Way We Eat and Enjoy Life

The Jewish state’s renowned “start-up nation” mentality isn’t just confined to creating cyber-security, med-tech or software solutions. During the past 70 years, Israel’s burgeoning food and wine industries have quietly revolutionized product development, which has enabled both Israeli and global consumers to enjoy the

Crockpot Spaghetti and Meatballs (Yes, It’s Possible!)


  • 1 (24 oz) jar spaghetti sauce, 24 oz. crushed tomatoes OR 24 oz. tomato sauce
  • 1 1/2 tsp. Italian seasoning or a few teaspoons each of dried oregano and basil
  • 1 1/2 tsp. minced garlic

Providing Shavuot Products to Needy Families Living in Israel

(Courtesy of Yad Ezra V’Shulamit) Every Jewish holiday comes with its traditional dishes and customs. Hot on the heels of Pesach, a holiday that is nothing short of a labor of love, comes Shavuot. Instead of weeks of cleaning and shopping, followed by long sederim and heavy meat meals, Shavuot is a welcome change for

Curry to the Kitchen: A Spice Lover’s Dream Food

Here is something that I bet you have never had before but seriously need to try: curry. Curry is often associated with Indian dishes but it has traveled from country to country for centuries, changing and evolving to please each new cultural palate. Since there are so many different styles of curry, let’s discuss the

GranolaChik Embraces Good Taste and Clean Eating

Aimee Turner knows about the social nature of eating. The Englewood mother of three has always had people popping in and out of her house on Shabbat afternoons, and knows that everyone likes a snack to keep going. However, when her husband was diagnosed with an illness, Turner turned to the food in her house and