Friday, May 20, 2022

Food & Wine

Herring Is Not Just Herring

In recent years many companies have tried to market a grand selection of herring to Jewish consumers. All these efforts required a lot of marketing, and asking the consumers to look afresh on this old-world dish. The flavor varieties of the herring brought to the consumers are endless, some with more success than


Yitro and Mishpatim: ‘Mont’ Sinai and Financiers

Parshat Yitro inspiration:

“In the third month from the Exodus of the Children of Israel from the land of Egypt…they arrived at the Wilderness of Sinai and encamped there…opposite the mountain. Moses ascended to God, and Hashem called to him from the


Balsamic Vinegar: The Misunderstood, Classy Sweet-and-Sour Condiment From Italy

Two new products are now becoming available that are poised to change the kosher balsamic vinegar market. One, a higher quality PGI (protected geographical indication) vinegar that I tasted at the 2021 Kosherfest trade show and reviewed below. The other, not at the show, is the first PDO (protected


Classic Green Bean Casserole

Green bean casserole is 65 years old.This is the original, from a magazine ad for Campbell’s Cream of Mushroom soup and Durkee’s French Fried Onions. The recipe was created in 1955 by Dorcas Reilly, a home economist for the Campbell Soup Company headquartered in Camden, New Jersey. The company put the recipe on its Cream of


Remembering Root Beer Floats

Several weeks ago I was telling my grandchildren how much I used to love root beer floats. Today many have probably never heard of them nor have many ever tasted root beer but there was a time when it was a refreshing way to cool off in the summer. In fact we would just pull up in our car to an A&W, which was renowned


OU Kosher to Certify Made-for-Shabbos GE Appliances

Transition to OU Kosher supervision brings improvements to ‘Shabbos Mode’ on GE ovens and refrigerators.

(Courtesy of OU) OU Kosher is in the process of certifying several GE Appliances (formerly GE) to help observant Jews keep the laws of Shabbos.


Susie’s Stevia Sweets: Almond Stevia Chocolate Chip Mandel Bread

The wonderful pleasure of sweets is part of our heritage, as the seven species of the Land of Israel include grapes, figs, pomegranates and dates. Date honey is the source of the famous description of Israel as “The Land of Milk and Honey.”

Far away from Eretz Israel and over 1,000 years ago


Almond Stevia Chocolate Chip Mandel Bread

  • 3 cups almond flour*
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ⅓ cup orange juice
  • ½ cup light oil such as avocado or canola
  • 1

Banana Splits for Parshat Beshalach

In this week’s parsha, the sea splits—so we will be making a banana split!


  • 1 medium banana, peeled and split lengthwise
  • 1 scoop each vanilla, chocolate and strawberry ice cream
  • 2 tablespoons sliced fresh strawberries or 1 tablespoon strawberry ice cream topping
  • 2 tablespoons

Central NJ’s KoSoCo Slow-Smoked Meats Cook Up a Big Following

Let’s say you were in the mood for a really nice meat meal.

You could travel to one of the finer kosher steakhouses in Teaneck, Deal, Long Branch or Brooklyn. With gas, tolls and dinner costs, you’re looking at a few hundred dollars for the outing


Bo and Beshalach: Palpable Darkness and Honey Wafer Manna

Parshat Bo inspiration:

“The Lord said to Moses: ‘Stretch forth your hand toward the heavens, and there will be darkness over the land of Egypt, and the darkness will become darker.’ So Moses stretched forth his hand toward the heavens, and there was a palpable darkness


Notes on a Bubbly Tasting That Never Was

Like everyone else, we at The Jewish Link had in-person events that were canceled last week because of the rise in COVID cases. It seemed that everyone I know was waiting on results for at least one family member, and wine tasting was a lower priority than everyone’s

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