Monday, March 27, 2023

Food & Wine

Stuffed Cabbage

Stuffed cabbage is a classic Ashkenazi Jewish dish, and everybody seems to have their favorite way of making it. Also known as holishkes, stuffed cabbage leaves were a central part of the Eastern European Jewish diet. When we talk about these types of dishes, it nearly always comes down to one question: “How did Bubbemake it?”

As a child


The Whole Enchilada

I have discovered chocolate with sea salt. I am smitten. And of course, this got me thinking, then reading, about chocolate and cuisine. Enter cocoa, that sublime ingredient which takes proper Mexican cookery to such a delectable level you will never again see jarred enchilada sauce in the same way.

Once you try this aromatic sauce, you will agree that the rest


Autumn Pizza

(This is a prep-ahead recipe because of the dough! Think ahead two days.)

Nights are getting colder, so before I have to sweep all my basil into a batch of pesto, I’m finding ways to perch those fragrant green leaves in just the right places.

Pairing fresh basil with goat cheese and rich, earthy sautéed mushrooms drizzled with truffle oil is


Homemade Fun for The Kiddies

Children are always looking for something fun and crafty to do. I know my grandchildren love creating things that they can use. Here are some really cool recipes you can make with your own kiddies and I know they will love them.

Recipe for Play Dough (Jell-O)

1 cup of flour

2 tbsp salt

2 tbsp cream of tartar

2 tbsp


Deadline for New Product Entries for Annual Competition is October 9th

PORTLAND, ME — The annual Kosherfest New Product Competition, which names the best new retail and foodservice kosher products of the year, will take place on October 17 thwith the deadline for submissions being October 9th. Kosherfest exhibitors with new products introduced within the last year are eligible for participation in the competition,


The Best of the Best

We’ve just finished a marathon of cooking and eating.The sprint from Rosh Hashanah to Sukkot was full of possibly even more cooking than usual as Rosh Hashanah, and the first and last days of the Sukkot holiday each led into Shabbat, making for what has more popularly become known as a “three-day Yom Tov.”This means that households had to do quite a


The Psagot Winery: An Ancient Craft Thrives at an Ancient Site

Fifteen years ago, in the course of working the ground at a family winery that was being established on the rocky hills on the West Bank, an opening was discovered which led to an amazing cave from the period of the Second Temple. This cave now serves as a naturally cool and perfectly humid wine barrel cellar directly next to state-of-the-art winemaking


Quinoa Salad with Beets, Feta and Figs

I am not of fan of fruits in my meals.  I shun entrees such as Cornish game hen stuffed with dried fruits, and forbid the use of any such ingredients in or around my Thanksgiving turkey.  This dish, however, is the exception to the rule.

Beets, in my book, are the gateway to sweeter produce.  And I adore them.  So it was only a small step in the


Apple Cakes

As Rosh Hashana creeps closer and closer, it is time to talk about a dessert that represents this special Yom Tov. Here are two apple cakes. The first one uses canned apples to make it quick and easy as you have so many other things you will need to prepare. The second one you will have to peel and chop the apples (have the kiddies help you with that if they


Five Seriously New Fruits for Rosh Hashanah

Let’s be honest, people—it’s 2013, and with rows of bottled pomegranate juice lining every convenience store refrigerator, the sight of those hundreds of little red stains-to-be on Rosh Hashanah night is just all too humdrum. So when you usher in the Jewish New Year with a new fruit this holiday season, why not treat your family to one of these


More Kosher Consumers Pursue Vegetarian Diets

NEW YORK — They may not be candidates for the new lab-grown burger that made recent headlines, but an increasing number of kosher consumers in the U.S. and Israel are avoiding meat, a KosherTodaystudy shows. Products like Dr. Praeger’s vegi-burgers here and Zoglo meat replacement vegetarian burgers in Israel have increased manifold as more kosher


Getting Through Rosh Hashanah with an Eating Disorder

The words that often come to mind when one thinks of Rosh Hashana are reflection, resolutions, family, Tifilotand food. There are many traditions revolving around food during this holiday, the most familiar being “dip the apple in the honey.” As this holiday approaches it is important to bear in mind that it can be incredibly difficult for those suffering

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