Wednesday, January 27, 2021

Food & Wine

OU Kosher Focuses on Education

(Courtesy of OU) Orthodox Union (OU) Kosher, the world’s largest kosher certification agency, has formed a new department focused on education and support of the community on kashrus-related topics. More than 1,100 people from 23 countries on six continents recently participated in the department’s first virtual event. Sessions


Great Pairing Wines to Enjoy in Your Sukkah

Sukkot, for me, has always been a time for true relaxing and real joy. While this year will be quieter and definitely lonelier, I hope everyone will have the opportunity to sit and make meaningful brachot in their sukkah, eat something comforting and contemplate this


Single Malt Whisky From the Spring Waters of the Golan Heights

Established in 2014, Golani Distillery, also known as the Golan Heights Distillery, creates their flagship single malt whiskies by combining high-quality local spring and well water with locally grown barley and wheat, with finishing in cabernet oak barrels from Yarden’s well-regarded cabernet sauvignon


Main Event/Mauzone Has Sukkot Meal Packages for Two or More

With so many meals to serve over Sukkot, wouldn’t you love a break for Chol Hamoed or the last days? Main Event is stepping up to the plate, by filling it with prix fixe meal packages for two to six people or more.

Main Event/Mauzone is known for its excellent cuisine and elegant


Three Exciting Wines for Sukkot

Breaking our shackles from the mundane.

In one of the last training sessions I gave to sales managers in Detroit, introducing them to kosher wine, I explained about the amazing resurgence of the kosher wine industry. We passionately showed off new and exciting wines


Carmel Winery Celebrates the Happy Moments

It is no secret that the land of Eretz Yisrael has been a wine producing region for centuries. Almost as synonymous as wine is to Eretz Yisrael, is Carmel Winery to the heart and soul of not only Israel but also of the Jewish people.

Founded in 1882,


STAR-K and the Shehebar Sephardic Center Support Jewish Communities

(Courtesy of the Star-K) Unbeknownst to many, the STAR-K organization—a massive and well-known kashrut agency in a competitive market—has undertaken a unique approach to their strategy. Aside from their expertise in kosher certification in every area of food production, STAR-K has also undertaken to support the


Kosher Single Malts: Ending the Debate

A conversation with Rabbi Akiva Padwa and introducing DS Tayman.

Distinguishing kosher wines from non-kosher wines is easy. It’s all there on the label where you will find the recognizable kosher certification logo. This is not the case when it comes to single malts. For


Psagot Winery Gets a New Home

(Courtesy of Psagot Winery) Psagot Winery is happy to announce the completion of its new home along with its new chief winemaker.

The 2020 vintage begins at its new location with an expected production in excess of 600,000 bottles and marks


Simcha Is Essential on Sukkot and Simchat Torah

For many, if not all of us, quite frankly, Shabbat and Yom Tov are not only great mitzvos; they require both spiritual and material preparation. It is almost inconceivable to imagine getting through life without Shabbos and the Yomim Tovim. The physical and mental rest they provide, away from our


Teaneck Chef Shalom Yehudiel Competes On ‘Chopped’

Will Shalom Yehudiel of The Humble Toast get chopped?

On Tuesday, September 22, at 9 p.m., The Food Network will air an episode of "Chopped", featuring Teaneck chef Shalom Yehudiel.

Owner and executive chef of The Humble Toast and the


Albarino, Marselan, Sauternes and More: Special Wines Worthy of a Shehecheyanu

It is with great relief and joy that we thank Hashem for keeping us in life to reach this Yom Tov season. While I am grateful to feel safe most days, it has been a year of frightening moments paired with immense communal losses. We bring in our new year with our family units