Friday, March 31, 2023

Food & Wine

Wines to Mark the Four Cups

The two Seders are definitely the biggest nights of the year for kosher wine. In 2014 and 2021, Pew Research reported that 70% percent of U.S. Jews attended at least one Seder. I would add that everyone at Seder spends at least a few


Greenwich and Delancey: An Upscale, Genuine Kosher Deli Experience

One of the more persistent comments in the kosher restaurant world today is that there aren’t enough Jewish delis. Without getting into a whole debate about supply and demand, I think it’s fair to say that many people would like it if a classic Jewish deli


From Slavery to Freedom

Passover celebrates the Jewish people’s redemption from slavery in Egypt. However, we are not free of obligations. The purpose of breaking free from Pharaoh was so we could fulfill God’s promise to our forefathers and be his servants. Every mitzvah we do is part of


Quinoa in Cake? Delicious!

A friend, Sandi, from Overland Park, Kansas, sent these quinoa cakes for Passover. She isn’t sure where she got them, but those who use quinoa often should find them interesting for Passover.

Quinoa, the grain-like seed grown in South America, is Kosher for Passover when processed with special OU


Yossie Horwitz Shares His Kosher Wine Backstory

If you’ve taken a dive into the kosher wine world, it’s likely that you’ve heard the name Yossie Horwitz. The corporate lawyer and father of five has been making his mark on the industry for 32 years and counting, with a number of significant accomplishments, most notably the creation of the Rosh Chodesh Club concept, as well


Almond Cakes for Passover

When we see on the calendar that Passover is coming, we often turn to our traditional recipes.

Looking into my Passover box, I found these from Food & Wine online, which would be a nice change.

Almond Cake With Citrus Syrup


Lighten Up With Tnuva – on Pesach, Too!

(Courtesy of Tnuva) Tnuva is dedicated to providing families with the very best products 365 days a year. That means that you can enjoy Tnuva’s light cheeses—Feta, Edam, Muenster, Swiss, Mediterranean Labaneh and Quark Creamy Soft cheese—also on Pesach. Tnuva’s products are certified kosher for Pesach, under the strict


Café at Kaplan JCC on The Palisades Changes Kashrut Supervisor

The café at Kaplan JCC on the Palisades has changed their kashrut supervisor. The Rabbinical Council of Bergen County made the following statement: “Please be advised that the RCBC and the Kaplen JCC have mutually agreed that the café at the Kaplen JCC that is independently owned and operated will no longer be under the certification of


Zadies Bake Shop Sends Treats To Team Israel at World Baseball Classic

When Zadies Bake Shop in Fair Lawn received a call from the Israeli Association of Baseball (IAB), owner Adam Steinberg became giddy with excitement. That’s because Jordy and Lisa Alter, who run the IAB, had chosen Zadies to cater the Team Israel kiddush ahead of the World Baseball


Passover Isn’t Passover Without Sponge Cake

A regular sponge cake pan should be ungreased. A preheated 350 degree F. oven is the best heat for baking a sponge cake. When the cake is done, the pan should be inverted to cool for about an 90 minutes. Before removing the cake from the pan, the sides should be loosened with a knife. It is best not to try to cut a fresh sponge cake with a


Butterflake Will Skip Baking Pesach Goods This Year

Passover won’t be the same this year for families who have relied on Butterflake Bakery in Teaneck for elegant desserts. Owner Richard Heisler said Butterflake Bakery is not producing Passover baked goods. “We are in the process of building a new gluten free baking facility at 444 Cedar Lane and it will not be ready in time,”


Smokey Hill Has the Meats You Crave

Four years ago, Hillel Braun was working in the construction business. He’d always loved cooking, but not in a way that would’ve distinguished him from any number of people you might know. That’s when he got into smoking meat.

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