Monday, September 23, 2019

Food & Wine

Wandering Que Feeds Teaneck

This past Sunday, Cedar Market in Teaneck hosted the pit boss himself, Ari White, and his team at The Wandering Que. Hungry carnivores were treated to delicious sausages and smoked meats. The newest item on the menu was debuted—BBQ Brisket Pizza!

Kosher and French: Tasting Côtes du Rhône Wines

Part I of III

In an effort to better understand the wines in today’s kosher marketplace, we decided to go back to wine’s oldest, still existing physical roots. French wine has, for centuries, been the standard to which other wine has been held. Understanding

Wholesome Spiced Applesauce Muffins

A yummy Shabbat dessert doesn’t have to be to unhealthy, and putting in a bit of extra fiber into a flavorful muffin is hard to even notice. This no-nuts muffin is a little nutty in flavor due to the flaxseed or wheat germ, but the spice notes are really what make this muffin great. I always double this recipe and make a loaf

Chocolate-Dipped Scottish Oatmeal Shortbread

This recipe is a combination of an old McCall’s Magazine recipe from a book my mom got for her wedding, and an oatmeal shortbread recipe from a blogger I used to follow. Though oatmeal is a whole grain, I can’t exactly look you in the eye and tell you this is health food, but I do feel better about serving these than say,

Great ‘Under $25’ Israeli Wines to Enjoy in 2019

As much a privilege as it is to taste wines for work, it’s a true joy to recognize a well-crafted, affordable wine. The vintner’s craft of making good table wine is as old as the Bible, but to do it inexpensively, well, that is a different art entirely. Here are five great wines I’ve found

A Sweet New Moroccan Treat

One of the pleasures of attending Kosherfest is learning about the newest foods on the market. As I walked by the display of Meska Sweets I was attracted to the familiarity of Moroccan treats displayed beautifully on platters. Naturally I was happy to try a few bites of these melt-in-your-mouth desserts, speaking

Bergenfield Planning Board Approves Lidl Plan for ACME Property

On November 19, the Bergenfield planning board unanimously approved the plan submitted by Lidl, a German-based supermarket chain with over 10,500 stores in 29 countries, for the former ACME and Pathmark property on New Bridge Road in Bergenfield. The purchase had closed on October 1. Lidl recently opened New Jersey stores

OU Kosher Has 'Productive Meeting' With Bimbo Bakeries USA

The following statement appeared on the OU Kosher Facebook page on Friday, December 14:

Bimbo Bakeries USA & the Orthodox Union had a productive meeting on December 13, 2018. We are confident that working together we can meet the bread and buns needs of kosher

Piping Hot Shepherd’s Pie for Dinner? Yes, Please!

What do you cook when it’s cold outside and you don’t have much in the house except tired veggies and leftover chicken, turkey, or a pound or two of ground meat from the freezer? Here’s something really, really great that you can make with a pound of almost anything!

Quick savory pie crust

UPDATED: Is Your Bread Still Kosher?

Editor's note: On Monday, December 10, 2018, Bimbo Bakeries USA contacted this reporter to say that Thomas's and Entenmann's would remain under kosher certification. 

Bimbo Bakeries USA, which owns many of the nationally distributed bread and bun brands in

Baking Up Perfection at Patis

Go ahead. Step into Patis Bakery when it officially opens to the public in the very near future and walk out of there empty handed, without having tasted or purchased a single crumb of its heavenly breads or spectacular baked goods. I dare you.


Homemade Sufganiyot Create Rivalries by Artisanal Bakers Worldwide

Thanks to the internet and social media, the latest gourmet trends consistently reach a broad spectrum of foods, including all-time holiday favorites such as sufganiyot. Chanukah is the time of rigorous competition between Jewish bakers to reinterpret the classic recipe and come up with the most extravagant sufganiyah on the block.