Yisroel Messinger is an unlikely liqueur producer.
A Hasidic writer and editor of Sifrei Kodesh, Rabbi Messinger is most comfortable in his library or the beit midrash. But his family’s history of craft production and his analytical nature made the challenge of creating top-quality kosher
(Courtesy of Yebiga Rakija) If you’re unfamiliar with Rakija (also spelled Rakia), you’re not alone. This is the famed fruit brandy of the Balkan region, also known as slivovitz. Families pass down distilling knowledge of rakija, utilizing fruit from trees in their backyards.
As winter turns to spring, the inky merlots and jammy cabernets in our glasses start to seem a bit heavy when we begin our meals with seasonal light salads, crunchy veggies, fruit soup or grilled fish… It’s time to lighten up! For wine lovers, spring heralds the
As most of our readers know, drinking four cups of wine is a fundamental requirement at the Pesach Seder. Outside of Israel, we celebrate the Seder twice, so that is eight cups of wine! The holiday of Pesach is celebrated for eight days, and so beyond the Seder, there are many more meals
Business is booming—or should we say, fizzing!—for two Crown Heights business owners who put the drink you grew up with into a can.
(Courtesy of Spritzly) It’s simple and brilliant, traditional and brand-new—all at once.
It’s Spritzly. The seltzer
How do I suggest this night be different from all other nights? I suggest it not be, as far as wine is concerned. Let us free ourselves of the banality of a stale wine cellar, beginning this night. Starting with the first glass.
Pesach is a time when we are offered a variety of delicious desserts—from chocolates to coconut macaroons to jelly rolls. We all love to have some carbs at the end of a meal—even the afikomen is delicious! In my quest to enjoy some sweets while lowering my carb intake, I have developed Susie’s Stevia Sweets. Perfect for a
Every year during that special time after burning the chametz and before the Seder, we often wonder what to eat: no chametz and no matzah! When I was growing up, my Mom would always have a sponge cake made with eggs and potato starch and lots of sugar and it was delicious. Now for lower carb intake, my recipe for banana walnut cake
As our communities prepare for Passover, Riverdale’s Roni Jesselson, president of Carmel Winery for North America, recently displayed his wine-pairing skills at RJC’s cooking demo with Naomi Nachman, and at other local wine-tastings. “Wine brings people together. Wine, whether at a
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