Thursday, April 26, 2018

Food & Wine

Is the Mediterranean Diet the Secret to Longevity?

We all want to live long and prosperous lives, envisioning our 90-year-old selves exercising in great health and happiness. However, the splash of reality hits us in the face, telling us that nobody holds the magic 8-ball to our futures. There is obviously no way to know today or tomorrow, but perhaps we

Make Spring Menus Pop With New Spice Blends From Pereg

(Courtesy of Pereg Foods) The people who brought you fiery Harissa from Tunisia, exotic Moroccan Ras El Hanout and the

Ready for Pesach

This may sound like a broken record, but getting ready for Pesach is never easy. Is anyone really immune to the stress? Even if you are going away, you still have to shop and pack and travel. For me, it is mostly a mental game. Well, I like to

Kosher.com Launches Passover Prep HQ

(Courtesy of Kosher.com) Make Passover easy this year with the help of Kosher.com! Over 40 kosher recipe writers, food bloggers and influencers have joined together for a project to cover every aspect

‘The Cheese Guy’ to Hold Pre-Pesach Pop-Up Event in Riverdale

Brent Delman, otherwise known as The Cheese Guy, is hosting an artisanal cheese pop-up event with delicious bites and his OU-certified kosher-for-Passover cheese for sale. In addition, there will be a wine and beer tasting. (Don’t worry; the beer will be kept far from the kosher-for-Passover cheese!) Several of the

The Jewish Link Recommends: Great Wines for the Four Cups

With a lot of help from my discerning and talented wine-tasting team, we sought wines that are light enough to drink a glass or two, but meaningful enough to enjoy and sustain us through the marathon Seder repast,

A Dish for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

With Pesach just a few short weeks away, I am busy cleaning, shopping and planning my menus. (OK, maybe I am just thinking about doing those things.) In any event, I am not so focused on finding and trying new recipes right now, rather I am sticking to simple tried-and-true favorites. Well,

YINR Crowns 2018 Top Cholent Chef

On February 23, YINR hosted its Eighth Annual Cholent Throwdown. Cholent, a stew prepared before the onset of Shabbat, usually cooks overnight to provide a warmed dish for Shabbat lunch. Its slow cooking method allows the flavors of the various ingredients to permeate the

Cooking Is Risky Business

It’s risky to cook new things. Even though you want to. You really do. But you never know how it will turn out. Using new ingredients, new spices, new cooking methods, you never know if anyone will be willing to eat it. And you certainly don’t know if anyone will

Foolproof Hamantashen

Baking hamantashen for Purim is a family tradition for many of us. Also a family tradition for many of us is quickly eating all the hamantashen that have spread open in the oven. As delicious as hamantashen are (no matter how they look), you can’t exactly show them off

The World’s Greatest Recipe

Did you ever notice how some recipes claim to be the best? Actually, not just the best, but the best ever.

Royal Wines’ KFWE Wows Sell-Out Crowd With Delicate Bites, Impressive Wines

Tasty wines from Israel, France, Spain, Argentina, Italy, New Zealand and, of course, California’s Napa Valley were on glittering display on Monday at the 12th Kosher Food and Wine Experience, Royal Wines’ annual New York event at Chelsea Piers. Also available for tasting were

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