Monday, September 25, 2017

Food & Wine

Le Marais’s Owner and Executive Chef Return From Cookbook Tour in New Orleans

Jose Meirelles, chef and owner, and Mark Hennessey, executive chef, of Le Marais, a kosher French brasserie in midtown, are back in New York after taking their Le Marais cookbook tour to New Orleans, Louisiana. Their visit, which lasted four days, included a whirlwind of events and cooking demonstrations. Their first stop

Fruit for Dessert, in Pie Form

I really hate taking healthy foods and making them unhealthy. Well, mostly I hate it. Like I hate dousing chicken or meat in sauces full of sugar or additives, or adding tons of sugar to a salad dressing. (Just because I hate it doesn’t mean I don’t do it, sometimes.)  I also hate taking fresh fruit and turning it

You Can’t Beat Creamy Duck Confit Mashed Potatoes

This side dish is perfect for Thanksgiving or whenever you are looking for a dressed-up version of mashed potatoes for your meal. I like to serve these with herb-roasted chicken, braised barbecue brisket or a jam-glazed turkey for Thanksgiving. I love the creaminess and the bite that you get from the Tofutti cream cheese,

My Mother-in-Law’s Stuffing Recipe

This recipe may seem simple, but it’s actually the world’s best. Don’t take my word for it. Try it yourself.

Ingredients:

1 large box Corn Flakes; 1 large box Rice Crispies; 1 1/2 cups of farina; 1 1/2 large onions, cut up; 3 carrots, grated; water; ½

Another Day, Another Dinner

Were any of you feeling like I felt after all the chagim? Thinking you could never let another morsel of food into your mouth? That you would never cook again? That you would never even look at food again??

Well, it’s a funny thing, how the body works exactly. What felt like a full,

Warm Up With Rosemary Beef Stew

As the cold weather approaches, our appetites tend toward warm, wintery flavors. A hearty stew for a weeknight or Shabbat dinner, making use of the sweetest of winter root vegetables, can really hit the spot. This stew or goulash is a nourishing and easy “fix-it-and-forget-it” type of recipe, which can be made on your

Cantine Pitigliano Brings Classic Tuscan Wines to Kosher Tables

Cantine Pitigliano, a winery named for the small town in southern Tuscany in which it is based, has been producing kosher wine and olive oil for 30 years, but the products have never been imported to America until this year. Pitigliano also features a Jewish quarter called “Little Jerusalem” which celebrates the

Spirits to Be in Good Spirits and Keep the Body Warm for Sukkot

The French always have their own way of talking about wines or spirits. Some liquors are called aperitifs, as they open the appetite before a meal. The ideal drinks for Kiddush would thereby fall into that category. Other spirits are called digestifs, as their purpose is to ease the digestion after a

Chef Y’s Creamy Tomato Soup With Pesto Swirl and Cheesy Croutons

Serves eight.

This is a take on a tomato soup with a grilled cheese sandwich. I love the creamy silkiness of the soup along with the crunch from the cheddar croutons and the zesty basil pesto. It is a sure crowd-pleaser and your guests will be begging for seconds!

Smokey Joe’s BBQ Restaurant in Teaneck Closes Its Doors

The fire has gone out for good at Smokey Joe’s on Teaneck’s Cedar Lane, the world’s first authentic, kosher, pit-smoked barbecue according to owner Joseph Godin. In an interview, Godin said the landlord refused to extend or renew his 10-year lease despite intervention by town officials who pleaded on his

Falling Down Over a Standing Rib Roast

For our first Rosh Hashanah as a married couple I wanted to make a standing rib roast to impress the in-laws. I read in a cookbook that a standing rib roast was approximately 10-12 pounds, and in 2004 it was going for around $10 a pound. I excitedly called a butcher and placed my order for a standing “whole” rib roast.

Sweet Recipes for a Sweet New Year

Rosh Hashanah is a holiday that even Jews who don’t consider themselves religious often celebrate.  While people pray in Shul for many hours, they do look forward to going home and eating the many traditional foods that we all love.  Apple Cake is one of the many popular items  on people’s menus.  I am going to

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