Monday, June 14, 2021

Food & Wine

Estihana Is Ready to Host Large Parties in New Outdoors

As we hit the time of year to celebrate our family’s graduations and more wedding celebrations, Estihana, a family-friendly Asian fusion restaurant on Cedar Lane, recently recreated its outdoor seating area hidden in the back of the restaurant. It is now a three-section, large area


Mocha Red Brings a Kosher Miami/Mexican Riviera Vibe to Union Square in New York

There has never been a kosher steakhouse like Mocha Red. Mocha Red, in Manhattan’s Union Square, is expected to open at the end of June. Owner Naftali Abenaim, who also owns Mocha Burger in Soho and on the Upper East Side, and Mocha Bleu, a gourmet dairy restaurant in Teaneck, New Jersey, said Mocha Red will


Schnitzel or Cutlets: They’re the Same

The word “schnitzel” comes from a German word for “slice,” but Wiener schnitzel actually dates back to 1845 when it referred to a Viennese dish of veal. When the Viennese immigrants came to Palestine in the 1930s, they brought this dish and made it with chicken or turkey.

Today, schnitzel is an


Lamb Is Good for Summer

I love lamb! It is a high quality protein with a lot of vitamins and minerals, as long

as you choose the chops without fat or cut off the fat. Lamb on the grill is a great dinner treat. Here are some lamb chop recipes to try.

Provencal-Style Shoulder


Enjoy Shaved Ices for Your Next Party

Many of you have become familiar with the signage that became extremely popular in the past year and half under the excellent management of Kristin and her husband, Erick. Card My Yard Paramus gave all of us the opportunity to rave loudly about our special occasions at a time when all celebrations were limited to outdoors. It


A Muffin...or a Cupcake?

What’s the difference between a muffin and a cupcake? Cupcakes have butter and sugar creamed to make them fluffy; they are 100% sweet and are really a miniature cake, which usually have a frosting.

Muffins are beaten briefly, have a harder texture and can be sweet or savory.


Aromatic Whites for Shavuot

Because white wines often have pleasantly fruity, flowery or honeyed aromas, there have always been some white wines I don’t enjoy, simply because the scent doesn’t take my fancy. For me, the “drink what you like” school of wine preference is most clear with white wine. I’d just rather


Abeles & Heymann to Sell Hot Dogs at All Trader Joe’s Stores

Award-winning premium hot dog maker will be returning for second year in a row.

(Courtesy of A&H) Abeles & Heymann (A&H), maker of award-winning premium kosher hot dogs for over 67 years, announced that its all-beef kosher hot dogs will be available in time for the big Memorial Day holiday at Trader Joe’s stores


Fish—The French Way

My husband, z”l was not fond of fish, but certain types of fish are good for our diet.  I began experimenting with a fish dish I had been making for company for many years in Israel, then   adapted it to the U.S. when I lived there. I first tasted it in the home of a member of a food group to which I belonged in Jerusalem


Special Cheesecakes For Shavuot

Every year I like to look through my cheesecake file and try something different.

If you are like me, you will enjoy these cakes.

Tnuva Light Shavuot Treat

  • 1 T. cornstarch
  • 2 T. instant vanilla pudding
  • 3 eggs
  • 2.4 pounds creamy soft 5% milk fat cheese
  • This came from the

A Refreshing Shavuot

Pesach is also called Chag Ha’aviv, the holiday of spring. However, from a Northern Hemisphere perspective, it is actually Shavuot that usually occurs at the peak of the spring season. While many, if not most people, serve at least one fleishig meal over Yom Tov, the well-known custom


Hard-to-Find Artisan, Small-Batch Kosher Cheeses

As the holiday of Shavuot approaches, it’s always a good opportunity to check out what’s new in the world of kosher cheeses, to honor everyone’s favorite cheesecake-themed holiday. We can’t eat only cheesecake, right? (Don’t answer that.)

For those who love savory,

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