Thursday, July 02, 2020

Food & Wine

Fruit Pancakes

Prep time: 20 minutes

Cooking time: 6 minutes per batch


(Fruit combination can substituted for any available fruits)

2 kiwis, peeled



Mulling Over Chanukah: Three Recipes to Liven Up Shabbos Chanukah

More than most Jewish Holidays, Chanukah is a festival celebrated by consuming traditional, regional foods—the very thought of the holiday can often make one salivate. For Jews of Russian/Lithuanian ancestry, the food of choice is potato latkes, for Polish Jews it’s ratzelech (latkes made with a mixture of potatoes and


The Festival of Fried Food

Are you an applesauce or sour cream type? Gravlax? Or perhaps creme fraiche with caviar? Just plain? Doesn’t matter how you eat them, it’s just not Chanukah without the scent of frying oil in the house. The kind of smell that clings to your skin, hair and clothes. You just can’t get rid of it, can you? But then again, you


Kosher Beef Jerky? What Will They Think of Next?

How many times have you watched people walk out of a 7-Eleven, bodega or depanneur (as they call it in Quebec) with a purchase of beef jerky? Generally, it is bought on impulse as it lies on the counter while they are checking out. Believe it or not, beef jerky is a $1.5 billion dollar industry in the United States. It looks like a


Sneaky Chef Products a Hit at Kosherfest

Many new healthy and tasty food products were on display at Kosherfest this year, including dried fruit leather, fiber-filled crackers and brownies made from chickpeas. Sneaky Chef was one of the product lines which stood out. It was created by Missy Chase Lapine, a self-made chef. Her premise regarding food is “good stuff” in and


The Tasty Moments of Chanukah

To most of us when we hear that Chanukah is coming, we start savoring the taste of latkes on our palates. Everyone has their special way of making them. Some shred the potatoes in the food processor, others feel that it doesn’t have the same ta’am if the potatoes are not grated by hand (obviously the miniscule pieces of skin


Healthy Chanukah Recipes

For many, the holiday season is a special time of year; a time shared with family and friends. There are parties, get-togethers and weekends away. Receiving invitations to these events, for some people, instantly creates anxiety and panic. We anticipate that there will be lots of food. Our minds begin racing with thoughts as to whether we


Royal Wine Corp. Releases Kosher Champagne Barons de Rothschild Brut Cuvée

Bayonne—Royal Wine Corporation (RWC), the world’s largest kosher wine producer and importer, is pleased to announce the release of the kosher version of the award-winning Champagne Barons de Rothschild Brut Cuvée, the first champagne venture of the Rothschild family, created by the historic coming together of the three winemaking


Golden ‘Chebakia’ Cookies Make Great Chanukah Treats

This Chanukah, Boys Town Jerusalem chef Avi Chamal is preparing a traditional Moroccan delicacy that is sweet, crisp and luscious. His chebakia cookies reflect a sweet, golden hue reminiscent of the oil in the miraculous Chanukah flask.

Avi’s 900 Boys Town Jerusalem student diners anxiously


Raising the Bar on Kosher Bubbly

The name Rothschild is a formidable and storied one, especially in the world of wine—even kosher wine. While their foundations remain in the fine-wine world of Bordeaux, decades ago the family branched out with numerous wine projects around the world. Their Jewish roots enticed parts of the family to dabble in kosher wine


Let’s Give Thanks: Chanukah Is On Its Way

I would like to share a recipe with you for after Thanksgiving, when you are left with turkey, and Shabbos is on the way. Here it is.

Day-After Turkey Soup

Carcass of one turkey (about 1 ½ pounds), without skin


All Things Cranberry

So what’s the deal with Thanksgiving? Intimidated by planning a big meal for many people? Don’t we do this every single weekend—hosting guests for elaborate meals, be it Friday night or Shabbat day, or both? I find it amusing watching the flurry of blogs, online recipes, tips and advice. How to plan the perfect