Monday, September 25, 2017

Food & Wine

The Tasty Moments of Chanukah

To most of us when we hear that Chanukah is coming, we start savoring the taste of latkes on our palates. Everyone has their special way of making them. Some shred the potatoes in the food processor, others feel that it doesn’t have the same ta’am if the potatoes are not grated by hand (obviously the miniscule pieces of skin

The Festival of Fried Food

Are you an applesauce or sour cream type? Gravlax? Or perhaps creme fraiche with caviar? Just plain? Doesn’t matter how you eat them, it’s just not Chanukah without the scent of frying oil in the house. The kind of smell that clings to your skin, hair and clothes. You just can’t get rid of it, can you? But then again, you

The Cheese Guy Wins in Two Categories at Kosherfest’s Annual New Products Competition

The Cheese Guy won in two categories at the recent Kosherfest New Products Competition, held in Manhattan earlier this month. The Cheese Guy’s Double Ale Cheddar Cheese won in the Best Dairy/Cheese category, and its Heirloom Vermont Apple and Maple Syrup Butter won in the Best Jams/Preserves and Dried Fruit category,

The Best of Kosherfest: What to Watch For

Kosherfest 2015 has come and gone and the best of the best in the kosher world was displayed proudly for those in the food world to sample.

With hundreds of foods to try, it surely is difficult to choose the items with the most potential, but I’d like to venture that these up-and-coming kosher brands

Raising the Bar on Kosher Bubbly

The name Rothschild is a formidable and storied one, especially in the world of wine–even kosher wine. While their foundations remain in the fine-wine world of Bordeaux, decades ago the family branched out with numerous wine projects around the world. Their Jewish roots enticed parts of the family to dabble in kosher wine

All Things Cranberry

So what’s the deal with Thanksgiving? Intimidated by planning a big meal for many people? Don’t we do this every single weekend? Hosting guests for elaborate meals, be it Friday night or Shabbat day, or both. I find it amusing watching the flurry of blogs, online recipes, tips and advice. How to plan the perfect

G.O. Kosher: ’Gourmet Kosher, Organic and Outrageous’ Grub in Upper Westchester

Mount Kisco–An exciting new kosher establishment has opened in a surprising Westchester location. G.O. Kosher, with the tagline “Gourmet organic and...it’s kosher!” is a gourmet takeout store featuring chef-inspired dishes in Mount Kisco. Haven’t heard of it yet? That’s because, unlike most of the Westchester

Kosherfest 2015 Held November 10-11 at the Meadowlands Exposition Center

The 27th annual Kosherfest food trade show was held at the Meadowlands Exposition Center in Secaucus on November 10th and 11th. While we will have full coverage and new products reports from the show next week, here is a taste of the excitement.

Over 300

It’s as Easy as Pie

Sometimes when a recipe is too easy, it seems almost silly to mention it, let alone write it down. Of course you would already know about it, or have already made it. It’s so easy, it’s not even a recipe. But sometimes, when you put it all together, and it tastes good, and it took minimal effort, you just want to shout from the

An Appley Autumn: Apple Brandy–a.k.a. Jersey Lightning–at George Washington’s Distillery

While largely unknown today, applejack and apple brandy (spirits made from hard apple cider) during the 18th and 19th centuries were among the most popular spirits in the Mid-Atlantic states. Virtually every farmer with some apple trees would freeze distill–or “jack”–apple cider in the winter. As a result

In Advance of Kosherfest, Packaged Pulled Beef Brisket Wins Best in Show

(Koshertoday.com and combined sources) Following industry recognition for its smoked chicken sausages and beef-based “facon,” Jack’s Gourmet BBQ of Brooklyn was the winner of the Best in Show product at the annual Kosherfest New Product Competition, this time for its packaged heat-and-eat pulled beef brisket. The BBQ

Hold the Pumpkin, Please!

Waking up in the dark is no fun! I don’t know about you, but it’s getting harder and harder to get out of bed each day to greet the frigid morning. I’m already desperately missing the warmer weather, despite the world turning into a gorgeous array of crimson, orange and mustard yellow. Leaves crunching underfoot, and

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