Friday, June 23, 2017

Food & Wine

Oldies but Goodies

I was recently reading through my collection of old Gourmet and Bon Appetit magazines. Yeah, really old, like from the ‘90s. I had subscriptions to both. Actually, I also had a subscription to Food and Wine, but let’s not talk about that. (I guess I was a foodie long before blogging about food became popular.) I have a huge

FOODIE NEWS BRIEFS

Kosher Meals Available in 10 NYC Area 7-Elevens

(YeahThatsKosher) Fresh, kosher Grab ’N Go items, made by The Pom People, Inc., are now available in the following 7-Eleven locations, including the original set of stores in Long Island, reported a few months

A Hot Dog a Day?

“Can a hot dog really kill you?”

“Is it true that having more than one hot dog a year is considered unsafe?”

“How many hot dogs can I eat without feeling guilty?”

As BBQ season is here, it is apropos to discuss

The Ramos Fizz: A Classic Drink to Kick Off the Presidential Campaign Season

During the spring and summer before a presidential election, like clockwork, politicians from both major parties declare their intention to run for president. So far this year four Democrats and 10 Republicans have formally announced their intention to seek their parties’ nominations (and as I write this, Jeb Bush is

Keeping It Simple—Chicken With Rice

The concept of a simple dinner means different things to different people. Especially when you are the one doing the cooking. Simple might mean very few ingredients, or it might mean very little clean-up. Maybe it means very little prep time, or that the meal is prepared all in one pot. Maybe it even means carry-out! For me, a

Chenin Blanc and Riesling: Two White Wines Worth Trying

As we leap into the spring season and start thinking about lighter warmer-weather meals and the traditional dairy foods of Shavuous, kosher-wine lovers will once again be contemplating their white-wine options. Two grape varieties that have much to offer, both in terms of range and food pairing adaptability, are Chenin

Keeping Dinner Available all Evening

I don’t know about you, but I am loving the glorious weather we have been having. I am enjoying every minute I can spend outside, with my face turned to the sun (with sunscreen of course!). The problem is, I have found it is so easy to lose track of time with all this daylight. In the winter, my early warning sign is the

The Chicken Pot Pie

I’m a little embarrassed, but I have a confession to make. I threw out four boiled chickens who gave everything they had to make soup. Sad, really. It’s not like I intended to throw them away. In fact, the first two were carefully skinned, deboned, and cut into nice chunks. Said chunks were placed in a Ziploc bag, to be used at a later

Ready, Set, Let’s Eat!

So I’m done. Really, I am. Cleaning is done, shopping is done, and cooking is under way. (Cooking is never done.) I mean, Pesach happens whether you are ready or not, right? As I will be hosting the seders for the extended family, I have spent the last month scouring the internet and all my cookbooks,

Is It Pesach Yet?

So by the time you read this, I will have “turned” my kitchen over, and will be happily cooking away, preparing my meals in advance for Pesach, so that I can relax and enjoy the Chag. Hahaha. One can dream. Reality check: I am actually in that twilight zone of desperately wanting to be done with kashering the kitchen, sealing

A Wine’s Exodus: From Vine to Barrel

Families and friends gather each year for the Seder meal to retell the incredible story of Pesach. From beginning to end, the story of Pesach reminds us of the hardships the Jewish people endured as slaves in Egypt thousands of years ago, following their pathway to freedom.

To accompany the

Fish is a Four Letter Word

Fish is a dirty word in my house. I have to think two or three times about whether I am willing to risk it. Who is going to eat, and who will not. When I finally bite the bullet and make it for dinner, I hold my breath until the news is made public. Then I breathe out and wait for the reaction. “Oh, fish?” Like it’s a big

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