Wednesday, August 05, 2020

Food & Wine

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.


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

How to Make Eggplant Caviar

This Azerbaijani salad is a harbinger of summer anywhere in the world.

Azerbaijan is home to one of the oldest and most enigmatic Jewish communities in the world. Some say Jews arrived as early as the eighth century BCE from Persia; others say they came later, seeking a safe

The Rise of Rosé—Why Pink Is the New Darling of Wine Lovers

According to a recent study, Rosé wine sales are growing at least 10 times faster than the growth of overall table-wine sales in the United States. In fact, “US retail sales of premium imported Rosé wines (those priced at or above $12 a bottle) grew by 41 percent on volume and 53 percent on value in recent years,”

Wave Hill and Moss Cafe Partner to Offer Kosher Options to Patrons

The historical Wave Hill is partnering up with kosher restaurant Moss Cafe at North Riverdale’s beautiful gardens. Beginning on June 5 and on Sundays only, Moss Cafe will be serving its local, sustainable and made-from-scratch menu at The Cafe at Wave Hill. This is a pilot program that will extend into July. Moss Cafe, under the Va’ad

Israeli Wines for Yom Ha’atzmaut

One of the traditions of Yom Ha’atzmaut is the nearly mandatory BBQ, often referred to as the mitzvah of the day by the Israelis. A great BBQ is not complete without all the salads, grilled corn and fresh fruits. And of course, some delicious Israeli wines to pair with the plethora of

Recipe Revealed: Sababa’s Flavorful, Memorable Quinoa Salad

Danny and Mali Mizrahi, owners of Sababa Grill in Teaneck, have long been known for the restaurant’s delectable, classic Middle Eastern menu and inspired, authentic Israeli cuisine. Accessible, affordable and unassuming, tucked away near Rocklin’s newsstand, Brier Rose Books and Butterflake Bake Shop on Cedar Lane,

Great Wines for a Great Pesach

Many new wines have been released recently, offering a large array of choices for the occasional drinker and the more sophisticated palate alike. Big, bold, dry red wines; light, refreshing whites and roses or delightfully sweet wines, the selection is larger and more diversified than ever.

Herzog Releases the New Variations Oak Series: An Exclusive New Concept

Battle of the Barrels is the theme that was chosen for the new Herzog Variations Oak series. Following the successful Variations series released last year, which highlighted the famous Herzog Winery in California, they are releasing a brand new series comprising two wines that were made based on a seemingly simple

Author Victoria Dwek Shares Passover Recipes

Victoria Dwek says she’s just a regular mom, taking care of a husband, kids and a house—who also happens to be a prolific author.

The food editor of Ami Magazine, and co-author with Leah Schapira of “Secret Restaurant Recipes” and “Passover Made Easy,” among others, demonstrated several dishes to whip up for Pesach at

A Stress-Free Pesach

Getting ready for Pesach is fun when you are going away for Pesach. I don’t get to do it too often, but when I do, it is definitely fun. And stress-free. No cleaning, no shopping, no cooking, no preparing, no menu strategizing. Well, there is the packing. (I know, boo hoo.) My Pesach cookbook shelf stands neglected and lonely. I

Drowning Out BDS With Israeli Wine

Israel’s wine industry is thriving, and Israel’s wine exports remain largely very healthy. This is in spite of the fever-pitched efforts of the fiercely anti-Israel “Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions” (BDS) movement promoting international punitive economic policies against Israel, and consumer

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