Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Food & Wine

A Sweet New Year From the Land of Milk and Honey

We all want to have a sweet new year. But once you’ve dipped the apple in the honey, what else is there to sweeten your Rosh Hashanah table? Israel offers a range of delectable possibilities.

Israel is known as the land of milk and honey. But did you know that the “honey” referred to in

Hanging On to the Summer

I am hanging on by a thread to what’s left of the summer. If I don’t think about the date, I can pretend it will go on and on. But, alas, the number of long, sun-filled days are dwindling into the single digits as the final countdown for the return to school begins. The stores are already filling their shelves with sweaters and

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

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