Monday, March 27, 2023

Food & Wine

Israeli Food Exports to US Reaches $224 Million in 2012

TEL AVIV — Exports of Israeli Foods and Beverages to the U.S. reached a record $224 million in 2012, according to the Israel Export and International Cooperation Institute. While it spelled a 3% increase over 2011, it represented nearly 50% growth since 2008 when exports were at $144 million. Sources told KosherToday that the dramatic increase in Israeli food exports


With One-Third of Americans Gluten-Free, Kosher Industry Ready for a Leader on Gluten

NEW YORK— LA Times journalist Mary MacVean recently revealed that an estimated one-third of all Americans try to avoid gluten, about the same number that own a tablet computer or believe in the Bible. With such an enormous customer base, the proportion of gluten-free products being released is huge, growing from 11.7% of new foods in 2011, to 18% in


Kosher Agencies Deal with Annual Summer Issue: Slurpees

NEW YORK — Slurpees is a major topic on many websites of major kosher certification agencies, particularly during the summer. It has become a tradition that agencies publish a list of the kosher frozen carbonated beverages. It is one of the reasons why many youngsters run to 7-Eleven stores with their special machinery to make Slurpees.

Some rabbis


Rock N Roll Sushi & Noodle Bar: At Long Last, Sushi That’s Both Tasty and Affordable Comes to Teaneck

When Rock N Roll Sushi & Noodle Bar opens on Queen Anne Road in Teaneck in the coming weeks, it will be the culmination of nearly a year of planning, inspections, and brainstorming. It will also be another stop in the culinary journey of co-owner and chef David Pearlman, a resident of Bergenfield, NJ, and owner of Executive Caterers, a catering company that


Shades of Red

IE New Service—When you think of red in summer, images of juicy strawberries, sweet raspberries and painful sunburn are probably what come to mind. There’s now evidence that those berries and other foods actually may help with the prevention of skin damage that results from that burn.

That’s because both berries, along with pecans, walnuts and


Master Chef Kosher Cook Off At Jewish Home

River Vale—A master chef cook off was held recently in an unlikely place: The Jewish Home’s Assisted Living Center.

The two chefs had to cook two dishes in the dining room, using five or six mystery ingredients, and could add other ingredients normally in JHAL’s kitchen. They were allowed 20 minutes to create an appetizer and 30 minutes to


Muslims Seek Kosher Business

London—Want to make a fancy Jewish wedding in the UK? How about the iconic Harrods Department Store?  Surprisingly the world-renowned department store is now owned by the Qatari royal family—strict Wahhabi Muslims. According to the Jewish Chronicle, the Harrods’s in Knightsbridge has secured kosher certification from the Sephardic Kashrus Authority. A spokesman


Plenty of Kosher at the Catskills but Slim Pickings in the Hamptons

Westhampton—While vacationers in New York’s Catskill Mountains will find an unprecedented selection of kosher foods, not so for the elite who call the Hamptons home for the summer. Despite a growing number of Orthodox Jews who vacation in what some authors have called “the summer playground of the rich and famous,” the Hamptons has not had a kosher restaurant


Over the Kosher Kitchen Sink: Bread

This is Chavie, and I am always surprised at how my friends are scared of making bread. Although many of them are comfortable making challah, they are shocked at the idea of making other breads from scratch. But fresh bread is not hard or complicated to make and is so much more flavorful and wholesome than store-bought bread. Don’t get discouraged by the


Effortless Entertaining: Tips For Hosting The Perfect Al Fresco Dinner Party

(BPT) - Whether it’s in the backyard or on a rooftop, summer is an ideal time to entertain outdoors. The long days and warm nights create the perfect backdrop for a relaxing get-together with family and friends.

While most love the idea of entertaining, 62 percent wish they did so more often, according to a national survey conducted by Survey.com on


A Carafe of Joe

Whether it is finals, packing the kids up for camp or trying to stay awake after another late-ending June wedding, there are many reasons this month why one may turn to coffee. After downing three or four cups, one may be thinking, “This really can’t be good for me!”  However, you may be surprised to find out the many health benefits in your cup of


Mandelbread or Biscotti–Cookie Cousins…

Mandelbread or mandlebrot cookies are an Ashkenazi Jewish dessert dating back to the early 19th century. The word  mandelbrot means almond ( mandel) and bread ( brot) in both German and Yiddish. In America, these tasty little cookies are usually called “mandelbread.” Twice-baked, which makes it crispy and crunchy, it has

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