Sunday, July 23, 2017

Food & Wine

My Mother-in-Law’s Stuffing Recipe

This recipe may seem simple, but it’s actually the world’s best. Don’t take my word for it. Try it yourself.

Ingredients:

1 large box Corn Flakes; 1 large box Rice Crispies; 1 1/2 cups of farina; 1 1/2 large onions, cut up; 3 carrots, grated; water; ½

Another Day, Another Dinner

Were any of you feeling like I felt after all the chagim? Thinking you could never let another morsel of food into your mouth? That you would never cook again? That you would never even look at food again??

Well, it’s a funny thing, how the body works exactly. What felt like a full,

Warm Up With Rosemary Beef Stew

As the cold weather approaches, our appetites tend toward warm, wintery flavors. A hearty stew for a weeknight or Shabbat dinner, making use of the sweetest of winter root vegetables, can really hit the spot. This stew or goulash is a nourishing and easy “fix-it-and-forget-it” type of recipe, which can be made on your

Cantine Pitigliano Brings Classic Tuscan Wines to Kosher Tables

Cantine Pitigliano, a winery named for the small town in southern Tuscany in which it is based, has been producing kosher wine and olive oil for 30 years, but the products have never been imported to America until this year. Pitigliano also features a Jewish quarter called “Little Jerusalem” which celebrates the

Spirits to Be in Good Spirits and Keep the Body Warm for Sukkot

The French always have their own way of talking about wines or spirits. Some liquors are called aperitifs, as they open the appetite before a meal. The ideal drinks for Kiddush would thereby fall into that category. Other spirits are called digestifs, as their purpose is to ease the digestion after a

Chef Y’s Creamy Tomato Soup With Pesto Swirl and Cheesy Croutons

Serves eight.

This is a take on a tomato soup with a grilled cheese sandwich. I love the creamy silkiness of the soup along with the crunch from the cheddar croutons and the zesty basil pesto. It is a sure crowd-pleaser and your guests will be begging for seconds!

Smokey Joe’s BBQ Restaurant in Teaneck Closes Its Doors

The fire has gone out for good at Smokey Joe’s on Teaneck’s Cedar Lane, the world’s first authentic, kosher, pit-smoked barbecue according to owner Joseph Godin. In an interview, Godin said the landlord refused to extend or renew his 10-year lease despite intervention by town officials who pleaded on his

Falling Down Over a Standing Rib Roast

For our first Rosh Hashanah as a married couple I wanted to make a standing rib roast to impress the in-laws. I read in a cookbook that a standing rib roast was approximately 10-12 pounds, and in 2004 it was going for around $10 a pound. I excitedly called a butcher and placed my order for a standing “whole” rib roast.

Sweet Recipes for a Sweet New Year

Rosh Hashanah is a holiday that even Jews who don’t consider themselves religious often celebrate.  While people pray in Shul for many hours, they do look forward to going home and eating the many traditional foods that we all love.  Apple Cake is one of the many popular items  on people’s menus.  I am going to

Late and Last Minute Works Too

So you’d think I would know better by now. I should, really. That after all these years, my routine hasn’t changed. It’s pretty simple. And yet, sometimes, yes sometimes, the kids come home from school and there is no dinner. “Why not?” you may ask. Why not, indeed. I have no answer. I have no idea where the day went, and

Figs Are for Fall

Figs remind me of my grandmother. Don’t ask me why. Actually, you can ask me why, it’s a funny story! My cousin once related to me an anecdote about my grandmother, which occurred when she was studying in Israel for the year. My grandmother lived in Rechavia, and after a hot sweltering day out and about in

Bistro Classics Are the Stars at Riverdale K Grillhouse

An upscale bistro serving comfort classics as well as extraordinarily tender cuts of meat, Riverdale K Grillhouse was a pleasure to visit last week. Tucked cozily between SAR High School and Carlos & Gabby’s on Riverdale Avenue, the full-length windows were thrown open so diners could enjoy the light breeze on the late summer evening.

A perusal of the

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