Saturday, October 31, 2020

Food & Wine

The Other Side of the Cork: Elviwines-Clos Mesorah, a Journey Blending Jewish History and Great Spanish Wine

The opportunity to visit Spain has been a dream of mine for many years. My dream became a reality one evening while discussing wine over dinner. I had an epiphany.

A few weeks later we packed our bags and we were Barcelona bound. Around 1.5-hour drive south of


Accessible Ingredients, ‘Real Life’ Recipes

Reviewing: “More Real Life Kosher Cooking,” by Miriam Pascal. Mesorah Publications Ltd. 2019. English. Hardcover. 304 pages. ISBN-13: 978-1422625316.

Well known for her blog Overtime Cook, Miriam Pascal claims that she is not a foodie yet, although “More Real Life Kosher Cooking” is her third cookbook in print. This book is


The Bridge in Highland Park Will Delight Your Taste Buds

We are fortunate to have so many kosher restaurants in the area, but if you are looking for an exceptional dining experience you must visit The Bridge Turkish and Mediterranean Grill in Highland Park.

The only kosher Turkish restaurant in New Jersey, the


The Rise of High-End, Private-Label Kosher Wines

Yaacov Oryah’s club-sold orange wines are an example of a growing trend in kosher.

Kosher wine importer and sommelier Andrew Breskin recently arranged for a tasting of a number of wines from highly regarded Israeli winemaker Yaacov Oryah’s private winery.


Domaine du Castel: A Miraculous Wine Story

With Chanukah coming, I thought that telling the story of the legendary Israeli winery, Domaine du Castel, would be appropriate. We often talk about the renaissance of a wine industry in Israel, which began in the 19th century. Philanthropist Baron Edmond de Rothschild, perhaps the most illustrious member of the famous


Latkes: It’s a Tradition

They’re sometimes greasy, sometimes salty and soggy, and they are fried in oil. They’re high in calories—sometimes, high in fat—sometimes; high in cholesterol—sometimes. But they’re oh, so good! They are Chanukah potato pancakes, otherwise known as latkes, in what we think is Yiddish, or as levivot in Hebrew.


Shot of Pickle Juice, Anyone?

(Sandy Eller/Kosher Today Special Correspondent) Inspiration can sometimes come from the strangest of places, according to Jay Churba of Get Pikl’ed, one of the surprise hits of Kosherfest 2019. Churba and his partner, Mark Field, were out drinking picklebacks, shots of


Carmel Private Collection Reds: A Perfect Accompaniment to Holiday Parties

After several weeks of trying some really exciting high-end wines (more on that in the coming weeks), it felt great to get back to my bargain-hunting roots and try some wines at incredible value from a legendary Israeli winery. I immediately thought to recommend them for upcoming holiday season gatherings.


Kosher Food Enthusiasts Gather for Kosherfeast

For the past several years, a group of kosher foodies has been getting together the night before Kosherfest, the trade show in Secaucus, for a dinner, appropriately called Kosherfeast. This year, assorted bloggers, authors, editors and guests gathered at Teaneck’s ETC steakhouse on November 11 for Seth


Israeli Students Win Award for Making Honey Without Bees

Technion team’s synthetic honey is produced by a bacterium that “learns” to make it following reprogramming in a lab.

With the global population of bees in decline, honey could become a rare commodity on supermarket shelves.

That’s why


Scenes from Kosherfest 2019

Kosherfest, the annual trade show for the kosher food industry, took place on November 12 and 13 at the Meadowlands Exposition Center in Secaucus. It’s where established companies introduce new products to stay current, overseas producers with experience in their home countries look to


Top Nine Reasons Why You Should Eat Like an Israeli

Hummus, tomato-cucumber salad, extra-virgin olive oil … these and other staple foods on virtually every Israeli table undoubtedly helped propel the country to No. 1 on a new ranking of countries with the lowest rate of diet-related deaths worldwide and No. 10 on the 2019 Bloomberg Healthiest Country Index.