Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Food & Wine

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

Uncorking Twin Suns: Weiss Brothers and Naharis Bottle Superior, Accessible Vintages

A new kosher wine revolution has begun in California. While today there are many good-to-great kosher wines available, a new effort is being made to bring previously unavailable varietals to the kosher marketplace.

The revolution includes exciting wines imported by a growing company called The River Wine, a relatively new importer led by husband and wife team

The Tart That Went Around the World

Many years ago, when I lived in Cambridge, Massachusetts, a friend of mine introduced me to her mother—an elegant woman named Julia Kronhill, who told me her amazing story. She and her husband, Jacob, had left their home in Lublin, Poland, and crossed the border to Lithuania on September 6, 1939, just after WWII started. They

Who Said Red Wines Are Not Fit for the Summer?!

The sun is shining, the birds are tweeting and the nights are warm. Isn’t it beautiful out there? While we are still in the summer, enjoying some refreshing rose and white wines, many of us are craving some nice red wines to go along with their grilled steaks, BBQ ribs and burgers. However, I also often hear complaints that red

Yogurt-Filled Apple Parfaits

Yogurt parfaits are such a delicious snack that everyone always wants to eat the whole thing. And now you can—even the bowl! This fun twist on a classic snack is easy to make, easy to eat and a great activity to work on with your kids. All you need is an apple, some yogurt and whatever toppings you want to put in for

Order’s Up: Overnight Oats

When the sun is shining through your windows early in the morning, and you’ve already begun to feel the heat, breakfast options are drastically limited. Smoothies, yogurt and cold cereal can only be eaten so often before you find yourself in a rut. Starting off in the same manner each and every day can only cause boredom and monotony. A case of the

The Sun Is Out, the White Wines Are In

For many, if not most, people, the summer is easily the best time of the year for a well-deserved vacation and diverse outdoor activities.

The heat, the humidity and the type of food that we eat over the sunny season—all are elements to factor in when picking the wines that will offer the most

Chef Dini Klein ‘Pops Up’ at Stamford’s Six Thirteen

The pop-up restaurant phenomenon has taken the kosher world by storm, giving the world a taste of food that wasn’t previously even imaginable, and making it possible for kosher foodies to envision a life of delicious cuisine. From dorm rooms to street fairs to the actual restaurant venue, pop-ups have

Kefta Kabobs on the Grill

The kebabs, which are eaten primarily in Sefardi homes or in Israel, come in various versions. The word kefta or kufta comes from the Syrian word kooftah, which is pounded meat.

The following lamb kabobs are loved by all when barbecued.

Ingredients:

Chenin Blanc and Riesling: Two White Wines Worth Trying

As we leap into the summer season and start thinking about lighter warmer-weather meals and the traditional dairy foods of Shavuot, 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 Blanc and

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