Tuesday, August 11, 2020

Food & Wine

Israel’s Tabernacle Winery Launches in the US

This past Tuesday night, my husband, Yeruchum, and I ventured to Crown Heights in anticipation of the U.S. launch of Tabernacle Winery, a family-owned boutique winery from Israel. The launch took place at Meat NYC, a beautifully designed, relative newcomer on the kosher restaurant scene. Raphael


STAR-K-Certified Fresko Lands United Airlines Meal Contract

Things are looking up for kosher travelers flying to Israel on United Airlines, with the airline’s recent announcement that STAR-K-certified Fresko meals will debut this month on U.S. to Tel Aviv flights. The variety of new options offered will be available from the airline’s Newark/New York, San Francisco and Washington,


Barkan and Segal: New Adventures With a Classic Israeli Winery

Established in 1899, Barkan’s initial focus was on growing grapes and it actually produced very little in terms of wine. Top-grade grape varietals were brought from all over the world and planted in Barkan vineyards in Israel. Nowadays, there are dozens of varietals growing in Barkan-owned vineyards all over the country.

Just 101 years later, a


Carmel Winery Launches New Labeling at Wine Pairing Dinner

Carmel Winery, Israel’s largest wine producer and a top exporter of kosher wines to the United States, held a pairing dinner at Brooklyn’s new restaurant Meat, in Crown Heights, to unveil its new branding strategy and labeling to the press, social


Tura Estate Winery Makes ‘Luscious,’ Inspired Israeli Wines

There have only been a few tastings with my group in which every wine tasted was passionately and enthusiastically lauded by every person present. Our recent Netofa tasting was certainly one such instance, but this was again the case with our recent tasting of six wines from Tura Estate Winery, a


The Bakeristor Café Opens in Linden

In New Jersey, when a new kosher restaurant opens and begins to create a buzz, it’s usually based in one of a handful of towns known for kosher dining options. Towns like Elizabeth, East Brunswick, Highland Park, Lakewood, Springfield, Teaneck, and West Orange easily come to mind. So when you learn that


Is the Cosmic Crisp Apple Kosher?

When ancient farming laws meet cutting-edge agriculture.

It’s not often that a fruit gets so much attention.

I can’t remember exactly when and how I heard about it (was it on NPR or Quartz?), but around two years ago I found out about a new apple being


Watch Nosh & Nibble, Cooking Show for Kids, on Kosher.com

(Courtesy of Nosh and Nibble) NOSH & NIBBLE, is the first and only online kosher cooking show for kids, by kids, and about kids. The web series ran in December 2019 and is available for viewing on Kosher.com, along with hundreds of kosher food and lifestyle videos presented by top chefs and experts. The series was cocreated with PJ


BMOB Votes for The Winning Cholent

Yitzi Taber won the Bais Medrash Of Bergenfield (BMOB) annual cholent cook-off, which took place at the Shabbat Chanukah oneg. There were seven contestants in the competition and everyone attending the family oneg voted for which cholent they liked the best.

The award-winning cholent


‘Cooking With Tanya’ Keeps Flavor, Cuts Fat and Sugar

Tanya Rosen, nutritionist, weight loss consultant, personal trainer and retail packaged food developer, has just authored a new book, “Cooking with Tanya,” published by Menucha Publishers (ISBN 978-1-61465-532-9).

“Cooking with Tanya” is a


My Special Pita Chips

Adjust to number of people expected


  • 3 regular-size quartered pita breads
  • ½ cup unsalted margarine, melted
  • 1 t. dry parsley or chervil
  • ½

Hot Winter Soups for a Cold Winter

I love soup—well, most kinds—especially in the cold winter of Jerusalem. So far I have made chicken vegetable, french onion, pareve vegetable and creamy pureed Jerusalem artichoke soups.

Jerusalem artichokes are by far the most interesting. In North America, they are called sunchokes.