Monday, March 27, 2023

Food & Wine

A Look at Vegan Foods at Kosherfest

After a COVID-induced hiatus, Kosherfest returned to the New Jersey Meadowlands Conference Center this year with a variety of products, some new and others returning, as vendors sought new buyers. While smaller than previous years, there was an energy and excitement as vendors and buyers were


Get a Taste of India at Yalla

Jacob Goldberg is trying something new at Mediterranean restaurant Yalla in Teaneck—Indian cooking joins the menu on Monday nights. Chef Sangeeta, who has been making and selling kosher Indian food in Passaic, began cooking at Yalla on December 20. The first night was sold out with pre-orders shortly after Goldberg


Shemot and Va'era: Burning Buche & Hardened Hearts

Parshat Shemot inspiration:

“An angel of the Lord appeared to him in a flame of fire from within the thorn bush, and behold, the thorn bush was burning with fire, but the thorn bush was not being consumed.”

This sounds like the perfect


Company’s Coming for New Year’s Eve

No-liquor cocktails: What a cool idea! Appetizers and no-liquor cocktails for New Year’s Eve can be a new treat. Here are some ideas for the drinks.

Mock Pink Champagne

10 Servings

I am not sure where I got


Now Kosher: Cinnabon/Carvel at the Livingston Mall

It isn’t everyone who spots an opportunity to do good, looks into it, and follows through to get it done. The person who stays with the idea, from start to finish, can accomplish something truly remarkable.

For the Jewish communities of Livingston and West Orange and


Easy and Delicious Marble Cake

Time to bring out the old recipes.

I thought that I heard recently on the radio that the year 2022 would bring back many of the “oldie” types of recipes. It spoke specifically of round cakes which was the norm years ago, and staying away from individual serving types of offerings. When I


Less Is More for Weighless Cookies at Kosherfest

Every year, Kosherfest showcases a multitude of vendors in the health food sector. One which stood out this year was Weighless cookies. The company was established by Abie Maltz eight years ago. At the time, Abie owned a restaurant in Brooklyn called Nu Cafe 47. Due to the lifestyle of running a busy restaurant, access to


Oranges for a Healthy Winter

All different types and sizes are plentiful in the Israel markets today. Jaffa oranges (also known as shamouti) are the primary fruit seen in the Israeli markets today. Jaffa oranges were developed by farmers in the mid-19th century and were the first fruit produced in Jaffa for export. In the early years, Jaffa was the center of the citrus


Mustachudos and Linzer Tarts for Vayigash and Vayechi

Parshat Vayigash inspiration:

“And they took their livestock and their possessions that they had acquired in the Land of Canaan and they came to Egypt, Jacob and all his descendants with him. His sons, and his sons’ sons with him, his daughters and his sons’


Enlightening Wines for Chanukah

Chanukah is the celebration of many miracles. The menorah and its candles symbolize these miracles and our desire and commitment to telling the world about them. They also remind us to keep our faith in Hashem watching over Am Yisrael, even in the most difficult times. Chanukah should


Sen Sakana, Serving Nikkei Cuisine, A Peruvian-Japanese Combination, Is Now Kosher

Sen Sakana, a sleek, modern restaurant with an enviable location between Times Square and Fifth Avenue in New York City had to close during the COVID-19 lockdown after being open for only two and a half years. But there was a silver lining. “My rabbi, Rabbi Gerkov of Chabad of Passaic


No-Bake Pumpkin Chocolate Torte With Ganache

I saw a two-ingredient no-bake pumpkin chocolate torte somewhere on the internet last week, and decided to try it. The torte itself seemed too simple to even work… Just a small can of pureed pumpkin, and the same amount of melted chocolate chips. That’s it. Weird, right? But I tried it for you, made some important adjustments

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