Monday, March 27, 2023

Food & Wine

Single Malt Scotch. The Next Kosher Revolution.

(Courtesy of DS Tayman) It has not gone unnoticed that kosher food has gone through somewhat of a revolution over the last 20 years. Gone are the days when kosher food was synonymous with poor quality, little choice and your bubbie’s recipes.

In most major Jewish cities


Great Purim Seudah Wines, $22 or Less

It’s been brought up to me several times recently that the rising costs of kosher wine are concerning, and in some ways inappropriate. Speaking about this with rabbanim inevitably presents the suggestion that spending too much for a single bottle, or even speaking about wine


Susie’s Stevia Sweets: Almond-tashen!

Now you can really “have your cake and eat it, too.” For Purim I present low-carb hamantashen made with almond flour and stevia.  Conventional hamantashen have a minimum of 30 grams of carbs for a small one, my “Almond-tashen” have 10 grams of carbs per cookie.  Most of my Stevia Sweets recipes do not add table sugar or


Pumpkin Muffins

The word for muffin comes from the French word moufflet, meaning soft; the word could also be Old German, muffen, meaning small cake. Muffins, in general, have a history going back to 10th-century Wales. The American type dates to the 18th century when pearlash, a rising agent, was created, producing carbon dioxide gas in dough.


Integrating Cocktails Into Your Purim Celebrations

When it comes to Purim, wine is always going to be the primary drink of choice. (It is, after all, what the Gamara discusses in the mitzvah of drinking on Purim.) While wine may be what is drunk at the seudah, cocktails can make a nice apéritif before the seuda, helping to get the gastric juices flowing. As The Jewish Link’s


Cloud Cookies and Guilt-Free Grape Sorbet

Parshat Pekudei inspiration:

“The cloud covered the Tent of Meeting, and the glory of Hashem filled the Tabernacle. Moses could not enter the Tent of Meeting, for the cloud rested upon it, and the glory of Hashem filled the Tabernacle. When the cloud was raised up from upon the


Jewish Link Wine Guide Attends Royal Wine’s KFWE

Top photo: Jewish Link Wine Guide Editor Elizabeth Kratz (center), with Jewish Link Wine Guide Contributing Editor Joshua London (right), and Rabbi Drew Kaplan, a wines and spirits podcaster based in Cincinnati.

Photo at right: Jewish Link Wine Guide Deputy Editor Michal Rosenberg with Jewish Link Wine Guide Judge Yeruchum Rosenberg, Jewish


Royal Wine Takes a Stand In Support Of Ukraine

(Courtesy of Royal Wine Corp.) In a show of solidarity with the Ukrainian victims and refugees under attack by Russian forces, Royal Wine Corp. is donating 100% of the proceeds of the sales of two of their leading vodka brands—Xdar, which is a Ukrainian vodka, and Lvov, a Polish vodka named after the Ukrainian town Lviv—to Emergency


An Idealist in Wine Country

Pictured above: Ari Erle (Credit: Bat Shlomo).

The drive up to Bat Shlomo passes glorious fields and hills, and one arrives at a village that is a step back in time. It is composed of 13 homes on one street, called “Hameyasdim” (“the Founders”) and some fields


Prairie Street Prime Delivers Kosher USDA Prime Meat Right to Your Door

There’s nothing like sitting down to a special meal and tasting the best meat you’ve ever eaten.

It used to be that only the finest kosher restaurants could source top-quality kosher meat; consumers couldn’t buy it on their own. Prairie Street Prime has changed that by


UN Plaza Grill NYC Offers New Prix Fixe Menu

UN Plaza Grill, the city’s luxury kosher establishment with an international gustatory sensibility in Midtown-East Manhattan, will now offer a new value-oriented $75 prix fixe menu featuring some of its bestselling dishes, in addition to its regular menu and nightly specials.

The new prix fixe menu,


Ki Tisa and Vayakhel: Kichel and Mandelbrot

Parshat Ki Tisa Inspiration:

“And the Lord said to Moses: ‘I have seen this people and behold! They are a stiff-necked people.” Caught red-handed in the act of making a golden calf, we are called out by Hashem.

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