Tuesday, August 11, 2020

Food & Wine

What’s New for Passover 2020?

(Courtesy of KAYCO) When it comes to Passover, most rituals will never change—but that doesn’t mean your meals have to be the same old same old. Passover starts at sundown on Wednesday, April 8. That gives you just a few weeks to figure out how to take a tradition that’s been around for thousands of years


Ancient Jewish Dish Becomes Melting Pot of Israeli Cuisine

Moshe Genzler lifts the lid off a huge aluminium pot, thrusts in a massive spoon and dishes out a steaming portion of beans, potatoes and beef.

It is a Thursday evening at Maadaniat Chef, a small restaurant in the central Israeli, ultra-Orthodox city of Bnei Brak specializing in traditional Eastern


Support a 100% Kosher Winery From Spain This Purim

It was a true pleasure to taste wine last week from Elvi Winery, based in Catalonia’s Monsant region, in Spain. This all-kosher, Jewish-owned winery, is a true outlier among kosher wineries and, if I may put my personal view right up front-and-center, I’ve never tried an Elvi wine I


Something Other Than Hamantashen for Purim

In an article by Dr. Yvette Alt Miller on the aish.com website, she cites Purim foods around the world from a variety of cookbooks. She includes the Ashkenazi kreplach (a “hidden” food because of all the secrets hidden in the story); French Palmiers (to evoke the misshapen ears of Haman); Russian Kulich, a long, sweet challah


Susie Fishbein to Offer Pre-Pesach Kosher Cooking Classes at The Kitchen at Bed Bath & Beyond

(Courtesy of The Kitchen at Bed, Bath & Beyond) The Kitchen at Bed Bath & Beyond, East Hanover’s newest interactive cooking and activity learning space, has announced that world-famous kosher cook and author Susie Fishbein will be returning for a lineup of kosher-for-Passover cooking classes, sponsored by Aron’s Supermarket of


Coco Jolie Has What You Need for Purim

(Courtesy of Coco Jolie) Coco Jolie has lots of options for your last-minute Purim shopping! Choose from a variety of pre-packed, elegant mishloach manot gift baskets, two-, three- and six-piece bonbon boxes to include in your own packages, or our regular, beautiful gift boxes of delectable chocolates. We also offer platters that


Bergenfield's Grand & Essex Market Wins National Award

Butcher department seen as category leader.

(Courtesy of Grand & Essex) Grand & Essex Market received Progressive Grocer’s 2020 Outstanding Independent Award for its meat and seafood department. Grand & Essex accepted the award at a ceremony in San Diego, California, on February


Enjoying New Wines and Old Friends At Royal Wines’ KFWE

How can you truly get to know the measure of hundreds of wines in a few hours? The short answer is, you can’t. But it’s possible to try.

At New York’s annual Kosher Food and Wine Experience, an event now held


Betterine Is the Newest, Smartest Butter Swap on the Market

(Courtesy of Betterine) Consumers have a healthier new way to cook and bake thanks to the latest innovation from Betterine, “Butter’s Vegan Twin.”

Betterine (www.betterine.com) is a plant-based alternative to butter and margarine that’s 100% free of dairy products, chemicals and


KFWE Wines Will Rock Your Purim Seudah

The “KFWE season” is now behind us! The KFWE (Kosher Food and Wine Experience) comprises wine and food shows that take place in five different locations around the world (New York, Miami, Los Angeles, London and Tel Aviv) where more than 400 wines are


Queen of the Kosher Kitchen: Norene Gilletz, BDE


Just a mere six weeks ago I wrote an article titled “Norene Gilletz: A Very Special Lady.” It was meant to be a tribute to Norene, who passed away on


Celebrating 30 Years of French Kosher Wine

No one can dispute that the elevation of kosher wine worldwide rests squarely on the shoulders of one family. The Herzogs, owners of Royal Wine, have single handedly, for well over 100 years, built a trade in all levels of kosher