Wednesday, July 28, 2021

Food & Wine

Israeli Wine, According to Lewis Pasco

It was a unique evening. I should have known when I made arrangements to invite winemaker Lewis Pasco to taste his own wines with my Jewish Link tasting group, that this iconoclastic, loquacious chef/winemaker/oenophile/oleh would have something to say. I just wish I’d brought a sweater as our


Segal Wines: The Rebirth of an Old Favorite

My husband, Steve, and I have been longtime fans of Israeli wines. One of the biggest treats for us is to introduce our friends and relatives to new wines. Needless to say, unfortunately we haven’t been able to do so as much over the past few months. Many years ago, we had a guest


Under New Ownership, Yalla Teaneck Expands Menu

Yalla Teaneck, a Middle Eastern restaurant on West Englewood Avenue, is under new management and is now offering premier catering services for all types of events. Owner Jacob Goldberg, a seasoned chef and caterer, has already started adding to both the menu and the vibe.

Goldberg has worked


From My Kosher Jerusalem Kitchen: Sweet Potatoes

Sweet potatoes are a root vegetable from Central America domesticated around 5000 years ago.  In 1492, Columbus took some back to Europe. There are references to them as early as 1740 and they were known to be used by American colonists who had brought recipes to America with them. The “candied” sweet potatoes may have originated


Collaborative Smokehouse Pop-Up at Sender’s Takes a Bite Out of Teaneck

The evening seemed made for Instagram foodies, or at least for fans of kosher smokehouse combinations like pulled brisket-and-smoked veal pizza or duck confit tamales, part of a niche jokingly referred to as “Yiddish haute/high” cuisine, but might be more accurately identified as kosher


Susie Fishbein Shares Cooking Tips for an Intimate Thanksgiving

Can Thanksgiving be celebrated during COVID? What can we do when large family gatherings and festive meals are on hold due to a second wave of coronavirus infections?

The Highland Park Conservative Temple-Congregation Anshe Emeth (HPCT-CAE) presented a solution to these dilemmas with an evening


A Perfect Cocktail for Dreary Days

The other night as I was driving home from a cold and wet Mincha/Maariv under the marquee in my shul’s parking lot, I decided that I deserved a bit of a liquid pick-me-up after such a dreary half-hour. By the time I had pulled into the driveway I had come up with the perfect choice—the Gloom Lifter.


A Pandemic Mom Coach on Food

Hi there! My name is Sivan Greenspan and I’m a teacher-turned SAHM (stay-at-home-mom) of three kids and one puppy with voracious and varying appetites. My household is (usually!) happy and busy. One of the many projects I’ve undertaken during the COVID-19 era is learning more about nutrition in an effort to make healthier meals and


Fair Lawn’s Zevy’s: Amazing Pizza and Service With a Smile

Pizza is pretty much the same everywhere: Crust, sauce, cheese, toppings, Italian seasoning. Right?

Wrong! Zevy’s pizza is so extraordinary that you’ll find yourself talking about it, telling others and looking forward to the next time.



Kosher Restaurants Plan for Winter Weather

One of the bright spots of the precautions taken during the pandemic has been watching the creativity and resilience of our communities’ kosher restaurants. A small joy of suburban religious life is the availability of tasty and affordable kosher cuisine; we’re heartened that our restaurants have risen to the challenges of the


Limes Are for Pies

When I was growing up in Kansas City, Missouri, one of our favorite “hang out” places after events was a restaurant that served limeades and cherry limeades. When I moved to Israel, limes were not in the market. When they did come into the market, they had a short season.

One day, I


Teen Entrepreneur Starts CO2 Soda Business

An unintended side effect of the current stay-at-home orders and social-distancing regulations is the abundance of free time many people seem to have. Now more than ever, people are taking up new hobbies and activities, such as learning an instrument, trying out new recipes or exercising. For Yosef Goldstein, a 17-year-old Frisch

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