Monday, February 24, 2020

Food & Wine

Enjoy a Flavorful Dinner With Minimal Ingredients

So we are now in the home stretch of the school year. The weather, while still a little fickle, is finally making sense, spring sports are well under way and the sun is setting so late that I think it’s 3 o’clock when it is already 7. That’s actually not so good, because my day gets thrown

The Festival of the First Fruits, the Feast of the First Wines


Shavuos is the holiday on which the Am Yisrael celebrates Matan Torah from God at the foot of Har Sinai. There is a well-known custom of eating dairy meals during this holiday. One of the reasons is that Am Yisrael became obligated then to keep all the laws of kashrus. Since the Torah

Tastes Like Spring

I keep checking my garden for signs of life. Okay, I don’t really have a “garden” in the traditional sense of the word, but I do have a backyard, and stuff grows there. Green shoots show up in the spring, and when they do, I am happy.

YINR Women’s League Celebrates [email protected] in a ‘Tasteful’ Way

Sasha Fox and Anya Rackman Wiebke, YINR Women’s League co-chairs, wanted to contribute to Westchester County’s initiative, “Celebrating Israel @ 70,” with an elegant history lesson, cooking demo and dinner. On Erev Yom Ha’atzmaut, in an elegantly

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 Launches Passover Prep HQ

(Courtesy of Make Passover easy this year with the help of! 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

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