Saturday, February 16, 2019

Food & Wine

Kosher Crops Aims to Create the ‘Cleanest, Freshest’ Salad Greens 

While leafy greens contain essential vitamins, minerals and dietary fiber, they are particularly susceptible to infestation. Unwashed greens commonly house tiny insects such as aphids, thrips, leafminers and cabbageworms. Checking salad greens for these charming creepy crawlies takes a lot

NASCK Consecrates Unique Florida Cemetery

On Sunday, January 6, 2019, in Lake Worth, Florida, the National Association for Chevra Kadisha (NASCK) consecrated a nonprofit cemetery dedicated to providing a dignified burial for every Jew, regardless of their level of observance or financial

Recipes, Tips and Prayers Connect the Norene Gilletz Facebook Family

Who would have imagined in 1968 that a woman who revolutionized the world of kosher cooking in Canada, with the cookbook she compiled for the Mt. Sinai Chapter of B’nai Brith Women, would become a household name for gourmands and chefs throughout the world? “Second Helpings Please,” Norene

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

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

As much a privilege as it is to taste wines for work, it’s a

Is Your Bread Still Kosher?

Bimbo Bakeries USA, which owns many of the nationally distributed bread and bun brands in America, including Arnold’s, Oroweat, Thomas’, Sara Lee, Stroehmann, Freihofer’s and Entenmann’s, made the decision in 2017 to drop the world’s largest kosher

#KosherFoodies Attend Kosherfest 2018

Kosherfest is the world’s largest and most well attended kosher-certified products trade show. The 30th annual event was held this year on November 13 and 14 at the Meadowlands Exposition Center in Secaucus, New Jersey. Kosherfest attracts chain supermarkets, food-service establishments, major kosher labels and

Chanukah Parties Demand Celebratory Wines

Winter has come early this year, with significant snowfalls on the East Coast already in mid-November. As far as wine is concerned, my immediate thought when I see snow is “Time to take out the Port!” This year the snow also reminded me that Chanukah was around the corner. 

Chanukah: A Time for Latkes

Latkes, or in Hebrew “livivot,” are a traditional food for Chanukah. The basic ingredients are simple: potatoes, onions, eggs, flour, seasoning and oil, lots of oil, for frying. However, every professional and home chef has a personal twist on this simple recipe. The trick is to fry your latkes perfectly crispy on the

‘Perfect Flavors’ Is a Global Tour of Kosher Cuisine

Reviewing “Perfect Flavors: Creative, easy-to-prepare recipes inspired by my family and travels.” By Naomi Nachman. Artscroll Mesorah Publications Ltd. 2018. English. Hardcover. ISBN-13: 978-1422622384. 

“Perfect Flavors” is Naomi Nachman’s

Old World Wines With New World Grapes: Flam Winery Celebrates 20th Anniversary

Last week at Manhattan’s Noi Due Carne, a 20th anniversary wine pairing dinner was held with Gilad Flam, the public face of the Flam Winery, a high-end, family-owned boutique winery cushioned in the lush Judean Hills just outside of Jerusalem.

One of the key points Flam made during

Celebrating the Exotic Animals of Tanach 

It has always been important for Jews to write down recipes from our mothers and grandmothers and serve those precious treats to our own children. Jewish foods have a place in our mesorah, our historic oral tradition. Our traditions surrounding what foods we’re allowed to eat are part of the Torah itself, dating back to the

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