Monday, August 03, 2020

Food & Wine

Sender’s Is Smokin’ Hot

Our backyard grills may be in winter hibernation, but the scent of hardwoods and barbecue are in the air at Sender’s Smoke Joint, 190 West Englewood Avenue, Teaneck. With both a smoker and a wood-burning grill, Chef Alexander Remer is turning out smoked veal, brisket, steaks, chops, fried chicken and his

The Other Side of the Cork: Elviwines-Clos Mesorah, a Journey Blending Jewish History and Great Spanish Wine

The opportunity to visit Spain has been a dream of mine for many years. My dream became a reality one evening while discussing wine over dinner. I had an epiphany. 

A few weeks later we packed our bags and we were Barcelona bound. Around 1.5-hour drive south of Barcelona lays the Spanish wine

Domaine du Castel: A Miraculous Wine Story

With Chanukah coming, I thought that  telling the story of the legendary Israeli winery, Domaine du Castel, would be appropriate. We often talk about the renaissance of a wine industry in Israel, which began in the 19th century. Philanthropist Baron Edmond de Rothschild, perhaps the most illustrious member of the famous French-British

Latkes: It’s a Tradition

They’re sometimes greasy, sometimes salty and soggy, and they are fried in oil. They’re high in calories—sometimes, high in fat—sometimes; high in cholesterol—sometimes. But they’re oh, so good! They are Chanukah potato pancakes, otherwise known as latkes, in what we think is Yiddish, or as levivot in Hebrew.

Kosherfest Showcases New Kosher Products

On November 12 and 13, the kosher food industry gathered at the Meadowlands Exposition Center, in Secaucus, New Jersey, for Kosherfest 2019, North America’s only B2B (business to business) trade event custom tailored for the kosher food and beverage industry. According to its website,

Scenes From Kosherfest 2019

Kosherfest, the annual trade show for the kosher food industry, took place on November 12 and 13 at the Meadowlands Exposition Center in Secaucus.  It’s where established companies introduce new products to stay current, overseas producers with experience in

My Favorite Fall/Winter Cookies Using Chocolate Chips

By Sybil Kaplan

Chocolate chips were created with the invention of chocolate chip cookies in 1937 when Ruth Graves Wakefield of the Toll House Inn in the town of Whitman, Massachusetts, added cut-up chunks of a semi-sweet Nestlé chocolate bar to a cookie recipe. The cookies were a huge success,

Blood Orange Pomegranate Salad


  • Salad 
  • 1 10-oz. bag mesclun salad mix 
  • 1 cup pomegranate arils 
  • 2 blood oranges, peeled and sliced 

Netofa’s Offbeat, Wonderful ‘First Fruits’ of the Season

Netofa Winery, located in the Galilee in the foothills of Mount Tabor, is again being imported to the U.S. after a three year absence. Its availability has caused considerable excitement among the members of our wine tasting group, and not one of us left our tasting without a newfound joy in tasting wine and true

The Other Side of the Cork: Psâgot Winery — History Makes History Again

Psâgot winery is certainly a household name for anyone who drinks kosher wine. There is a remarkable range of wines in the portfolio that appeal to every palate and price point. The winery, which lies outside Ramallah and north of Jerusalem, produces more than 350,000 bottles of wine

Just in Time for the Holidays, Roasted Carrot Soup With Coriander

Looking to serve a delicious soup for Rosh Hashanah, but want something a little different? Try this roasted carrot soup. Coriander adds a distinctly autumnal flavor.


  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil, divided

Run, Don’t Walk, to Passaic’s Great Falls Bistro

The best kept secret in not just New Jersey, but all of the tri-state area, is about to become public knowledge, and when everyone you know starts talking about it, you can say that you heard it here first.

I’m talking about Great Falls Bistro at

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