Monday, January 27, 2020

Food & Wine

Jew ‘Cue Near You

Jews and food—it’s a relationship that goes back to the beginning of time.  “They tried to kill us, we won, let’s eat!” is a common refrain, but what type of cooking truly personifies “Jewish food”?  I can’t answer for sure but the hankering for rich, smoky, spit-fired meat stretches

Kosher Dinner Lady Cooks Up a Storm in Camp

Rachel Berger, a.k.a. the “Kosher Dinner Lady,” never dreamed that she would be running a cooking camp out of her home. A writer with aspirations to publish a cookbook, she was as surprised as anyone when her home kitchen turned into the week-long cooking Kosher Dinner Lady camp. “I’m not a professionally trained cook, I’m just a

New Riverdale Cafe Brings People Together

Emily Weisberg, owner of the newly opened Moss Cafe in Riverdale, is continuing in her family’s tradition of working in the food industry. Her father has worked as a cook; her mother, a school teacher, has worked as a waitress on the weekends and her sister also works in the food industry. However, Weisberg is

Oldies but Goodies

I was recently reading through my collection of old Gourmet and Bon Appetit magazines. Yeah, really old, like from the ‘90s. I had subscriptions to both. Actually, I also had a subscription to Food and Wine, but let’s not talk about that. (I guess I was a foodie long before blogging about food became popular.) I have a huge


Kosher Meals Available in 10 NYC Area 7-Elevens

(YeahThatsKosher) Fresh, kosher Grab ’N Go items, made by The Pom People, Inc., are now available in the following 7-Eleven locations, including the original set of stores in Long Island, reported a few months

A Hot Dog a Day?

“Can a hot dog really kill you?”

“Is it true that having more than one hot dog a year is considered unsafe?”

“How many hot dogs can I eat without feeling guilty?”

As BBQ season is here, it is apropos to discuss

The Ramos Fizz: A Classic Drink to Kick Off the Presidential Campaign Season

During the spring and summer before a presidential election, like clockwork, politicians from both major parties declare their intention to run for president. So far this year four Democrats and 10 Republicans have formally announced their intention to seek their parties’ nominations (and as I write this, Jeb Bush is

Keeping It Simple—Chicken With Rice

The concept of a simple dinner means different things to different people. Especially when you are the one doing the cooking. Simple might mean very few ingredients, or it might mean very little clean-up. Maybe it means very little prep time, or that the meal is prepared all in one pot. Maybe it even means carry-out! For me, a

Chenin Blanc and Riesling: Two White Wines Worth Trying

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

Keeping Dinner Available all Evening

I don’t know about you, but I am loving the glorious weather we have been having. I am enjoying every minute I can spend outside, with my face turned to the sun (with sunscreen of course!). The problem is, I have found it is so easy to lose track of time with all this daylight. In the winter, my early warning sign is the

The Chicken Pot Pie

I’m a little embarrassed, but I have a confession to make. I threw out four boiled chickens who gave everything they had to make soup. Sad, really. It’s not like I intended to throw them away. In fact, the first two were carefully skinned, deboned, and cut into nice chunks. Said chunks were placed in a Ziploc bag, to be used at a later

Ready, Set, Let’s Eat!

So I’m done. Really, I am. Cleaning is done, shopping is done, and cooking is under way. (Cooking is never done.) I mean, Pesach happens whether you are ready or not, right? As I will be hosting the seders for the extended family, I have spent the last month scouring the internet and all my cookbooks,

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