Tuesday, June 06, 2023

Food & Wine

National Kashrus Agencies Work to Safeguard Kosher Integrity of Meat

CHICAGO— Kashrus officials from around the country continue to ponder the challenging issue of safeguarding the integrity of kosher meat. Last month, many of the officials participated in a conference call organized by the Association of Kashrus Organizations (AKO). The Orthodox Union, which certifies most of the kosher meat manufacturers in the


Eating Right When Money is Tight

All too often people attempting to tighten their belts in tough economic times discover that there’s a little more around the middle than there used to be. That’s because many of those cheap eats advertised in Sunday circulars are processed foods loaded with fat and sodium, while restaurant value menus often are packed with fried foods filled with empty


The Heimishe Household: It’s All in the Blintzes

There are thousands of good Pesach recipes, but I chose to share this recipe because Pesach is a time for family; a time for food; a time for passing on traditions. This recipe is a change from the heavy meat meals we are accustomed to. You might like to serve this as lunchtime fare a day after the Sedorim.

I passed this recipe down to my daughters


Devorah Yitti’s Mom’s Cheesecakes

As Shevuos approaches, we look forward to yet another Yom Tovspent with family and friends. Who doesn’t anticipate the one dessert which is almost synonymous to the holiday itself, cheesecake?  There are people who prepare it in a variety of ways, yet however it is made it seems to be a favorite of all, as it captures both the texture and flavor that we


Chag Kasher V’Sameach

And a Healthy One, too.

With Pesach upon us we are often swept away in preparations for the holiday. The intense cooking, the rigorous cleaning and serious learning that is required for a meaningful Chag leaves us little time to think about what happens after the sun sets on the 15 thof Nissan.

It may be helpful to set aside


Time to Tweak Grandma’s Beloved Recipes

(NewsUSA) - Family matriarchs often covet secret family recipes that have been handed down from generation to generation. “My grandmother had some of the best recipes,” said Vivienne Halpern, MD, a member of the Society for Vascular Surgery. “Yet, I know if she were with us today, she would adjust those recipes to provide her family with healthier


Israeli Breakfast all Day Long

The bountiful buffets that have made “Israeli breakfast” famous among tourists usually include shakshouka, a spicy North African concoction of eggs poached in a tomato-pepper-onion sauce. So it was no surprise that Lonely Planet included the shakshouka at Jerusalem’s Tmol Shilshom café on its recent Top 10 list of the world’s best breakfasts.



Tips for new Mother’s Day and Father’s Day traditions

Families have many special traditions to celebrate Mother’s Day and Father’s Day. Starting new traditions around these days is also common. If your family is looking for some new ways to enjoy Mother’s Day or Father’s Day this year, check out these tips and gift ideas that will help make your celebrations special:

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Glatt Express Supermarket:

Better than Ever and Still Growing

Shopping at Glatt Express Supermarket in Teaneck brings to mind that old children’s memory game: I went to the store and I bought some apples…and bagels,chicken and deli….All these items and so much more are available in the recently refurbished store on Queen Anne Road, giving the kosher


Over the Kosher Kitchen Sink

When we sat down before Pesach to compare our menus, it was clear we have very different approaches to Pesach cooking. Rayzel and her family embrace the familiarity of traditional Pesach starch substitutes like matzoh lasagna and matzoh brei, while Chavie and her family look forward to lots of roasted vegetables, cold salads and dishes that are not specifically made


A Mother’s Day Story No One Has to Know

After two years of marriage, my husband convinced me to move from our apartment on the Lower East Side of Manhattan, the neighborhood where my parents, sister, brother, aunts, uncles and grandparents all still lived. It was hard for me to comprehend why Len found it so difficult to commute daily to his job in Stamford, Connecticut from lower Manhattan, but I finally


A Liberated Pesach

Even Food Matters

Pesach is all about liberation, the process that allows us to receive and grasp Torah and meaningful lives. We can become ever freer by delving deeper into Torah teachings related to Pesach.

After escaping from Egyptian slavery, we had the unleavened bread — our matzoh — that we brought with us and eventually the

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