Fish is a dirty word in my house. I have to think two or three times about whether I am willing to risk it. Who is going to eat, and who will not. When I finally bite the bullet and make it for dinner, I hold my breath until the news is made public. Then I breathe out and wait for the reaction. “Oh, fish?” Like it’s a big
I have fond memories of my single years—living large on the Upper West Side, my best friends within earshot, planning exciting dates with women way out of my league, daily basketball games in the park, and, for the last time in my life, I had plenty of spending money. Much of that money made its way to Dougies; that venerable
Families and friends gather each year for the Seder meal to retell the incredible story of Pesach. From beginning to end, the story of Pesach reminds us of the hardships the Jewish people endured as slaves in Egypt thousands of years ago, following their pathway to freedom.
To accompany the
Each year at the Mediterranean international wine and spirit challenge, Terravino, panels of judges from across the globe, present awards to international and Israeli wines. This year’s competition included 448 wines and spirits, 55% of them from Israel, and the remainder from 29 other countries.
Teaneck—On a busy Friday morning, you might cruise right by the unassuming green and yellow Sababa sign if you’ve been to Butterflake for challah and walked by Rocklin’s on the way to Dovid’s Fish or Judaica House. In some ways, that’s okay, because Sababa isn’t out there trying to impress people. But if you like home-cooked dishes that are heavy
What do people really want to receive in their mishloach manos?
Whenever I visit my in-laws for Shabbat, my father-in-law will tell my husband, “Go look in the wine cabinet and see if there’s a good bottle there for you.”
In the weeks
Purim is unique in the canon of Jewish festivals, in that while wine is a critical component of most Jewish holidays, it is only on Purim that one is encouraged to overindulge in drink, and even get a bit inebriated. While one can fulfill this mitzvah of drinking on Purim with wine served in any manner, I personally find that there
Teaneck—Hankering for a burrito? You’re not the only one. Realizing the need for a strong Mexican food presence on Teaneck’s restaurant row, Glatt Express’s Dani Secemski is stepping up to the plate to provide Carlos and Gabby’s meals to the many students and others who come to Queen Anne Road from nearby schools
As Purim slowly creeps up and everyone is thinking about their hamantaschen and how to change it up this year, I wanted to share some of my favorite recipes with you. Enjoy whichever one you choose to make for your families:
Red Velvet Hamentaschen
For us non-dinner-planners, the benefits of a well-stocked pantry can’t be over-emphasized. It makes throw-dinner-together-at-the-last-minute doable. It also makes recycling leftovers possible, if not easy! And since I consider myself a non-dinner-planner (even though I know planning is so very important) the very least I can do
Oreos have been around for many years. I’m not exactly sure when the original Oreos became certified kosher, but what I do know is that they are a fabulous cookie to eat as is and to use in many different ways. Here are some super, easy ways. (To simplify the following recipes, I am using the name Oreo
When winemaker Hillel Manne moved to Beit El in 1996 he asked about agricultural land. He was told that the shallow Terra Rosa soil on limestone, coupled with harsh winters, made agriculture here unlikely. That was when he got excited. With his experience managing the vineyard at Israel’s Kibbutz Shaalavim and studying