Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Food & Wine

Mix Up Your Chanukah With Sweet Potato and Leek Latkes

For a night off from the classic white potatoes and yellow onion latkes, enjoy these delectably different sweet potato and leek latkes! Don’t worry; your family will gobble these up just as quickly as the regular ones, and you might even create a new family favorite.

Chanukah Gelt Makes Sugar Cookies ‘Money’

Chanukah gelt cookies are a major hit for the under-4 set, and also for anyone who loves sugar cookies. They’re sweet, uncomplicated, quick, and seasonal. Exactly what you want a Chanukah cookie to be and a great way to get rid of all those chocolate coins!

Kosherfest Attendees Seek Healthier Fare and Familiar Classics

Now in its 29th year, Kosherfest, the world’s largest event for the kosher food industry, held at the Meadowlands Exposition Center in New Jersey on November 14 and 15, featured an array of new products as well as familiar classics, celebrating the kosher food trade.

You Don’t Have to Come to Israel to Savor the Perfect Israeli Chanukah Experience

If you’re a foodie or wine lover on the hunt for exquisite products, you’ll want to put Israeli wines, dairy products and cheeses at the top of your list. Even if you’re nowhere near the land of milk and honey, the best of these Israeli products aren’t difficult to find. Since Chanukah is right around the corner,

Scenes From Kosherfest

Everyone in the food industry came to Kosherfest to meet, mingle and make new contacts. Producers met distributors, who met retailers. New products joined classics. And we all nibbled our way through the aisles. Here’s a taste

Missing Thanksgiving

For the third year in a row I will be missing Thanksgiving at home. I’ll be in Israel. Part of me feels bad about it, but just a small part. Festive family meals at home that we spend together are so important for our traditions, for our family bonding time and for relaxation. As my kids are

Pumpkin-Flavored Everything Is Here Again

Did you know that last Thursday was National Pumpkin day? First of all, if there is one thing that doesn’t need a National Day, I think it’s the pumpkin. I mean National Ice Cream Day, National Chocolate Day, National Mole Day (yup, it’s a day!), but

A Comeback Kosher Product

 “A filled pastry, either baked or fried,” explained culinary historian, Gil Marks, in his book, “The Encyclopedia of Jewish Foods,” “the knish is a classic example of peasant food evolving into comfort food and even sophisticated fare. The origins of the knish

Soup Is a Complete Dinner in a Bowl

I opened my front door today to a blast of chilly air. Well, maybe not arctic by any means, but certainly enough to make me say, “Wow, it’s chilly out there.” I had almost forgotten it was October, let alone almost forgetting that I lived in New York. Jerusalem and Miami were more likely

As Mideast Diet Trends, Top Israeli Wineries Release Food-and-Wine Pairing Guide

(Courtesy of Yarden Inc.) In response to a growing American demand for wine-pairing advice for an increasingly trendy Middle Eastern cuisine, Israel’s leading Golan Heights and

Keeping Traditions Alive, Like It or Not

It’s a little weird, but I’m jealous of all the people who actually love their traditional Yom Tov meals—the foods and recipes they must

Sukkot Wines and Spirits to Cool Off the Body and Warm Up the Soul

Sukkot this year looks to be more of a dilemma than ever when it comes to menu planning and wine picking.

These past few weeks, we have indeed been exposed to constant ups and

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