Tuesday, July 07, 2020

Food & Wine

Ruth Book’s ‘Perfect Honey Cake’

Honey cake is a traditional dessert served around the high holidays, to encourage a Shanah Tovah, a sweet new year. My mom bakes and sends honey cake all over the country to family, and every year they await her delivery of the sweet (but not too sweet) seasonal treat. This is my mom's easy recipe, altered extensively from kosher cookbook


New Kosher Wines for the New Jewish Year

5776 is almost here. And so is a bevy of new wines from around the world.

When it comes to wine, tastes vary greatly—so we’ve expanded our selection of new arrivals. This coming new year brings a fresh array of wines, giving wine lovers an


Grenache: An Elegant Wine for the New Year

It’s that time again. As Elul comes to an end, many kosher wine lovers will find themselves visiting wine shops, or digging through their cellars, in search of that special bottle of wine with which to inaugurate the new year. Many will be drawn to big, powerful, fruity, full-bodied Cabernets and Merlots. Fortunately for the


On the Rise of French Kosher Wines

After years of falling demand here in the United States, French kosher wines are hot once again.

As Nathan Herzog, Executive VP of the Royal Wine Corp., the largest producer, importer and distributor of kosher wines and spirits, notes, “Consumer interest in kosher French wine is steadily


Seeking a Safer Blech

In March 2015, a fire broke out in a Brooklyn home that has since become notorious as a tragedy that not only destroyed a family, but also shook the confidence of Shabbat-observant Jews everywhere. Though the New York Times, quoting New York City’s fire commissioner, found that there were likely inadequate safety precautions, it


Wines for the Season

For Rosh Hashanah tables, there’s a choice for every palate and budget, according to Jerry Hampel of Bergenfield’s Wine Country.

Bergenfield—With one foot still in summer, wine purveyors are preparing to help their customers choose Rosh


One-Bowl Apple Cake: Perfect For This Time of Year

One-Bowl Apple Cake

This cake is so moist, rich and just perfect for this time of year (and easy to make)!


2 eggs

1 3/4 cups sugar


Our Family Rosh Hashanah Brisket Treat

Each year as our family would gather for Rosh Hashanah there was a request from many clan members: “Bubbie, did  you  make your Rosh Hashanah meat?”  Of course the answer was always yes.  This recipe I took from one of my oldest cookbooks, “The Kosher Gourmet,” by Mildred Miller and Bascha Snyder.



Wine Country Presents Whiskey Festival of New Jersey

Wine Country Stores presents the 1st Annual Whiskey Festival of New Jersey, set for Thursday October 15, from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. in Downtown Jersey City.

Wine Country Stores is


A Sweet New Year From the Land of Milk and Honey

We all want to have a sweet new year. But once you’ve dipped the apple in the honey, what else is there to sweeten your Rosh Hashanah table? Israel offers a range of delectable possibilities.

Israel is known as the land of milk and honey. But did you know that the “honey” referred to in


Recipe: Vegan Kale Caesar Salad with Shiitake ‘Bacon’

Tender kale, crisp romaine and robust shiitake mushrooms make this caesar salad anything but ordinary. No eggs, no dairy, no gluten, but with TONS of flavor. Recipe contributed by our newest CKCA staff member, Chef Sarah Fry. Learn more at http://www.kosherculinaryarts.com.

Serves: 5


Let The New Year Begin Sweet

Rosh Hashanah is creeping up on us. We all search for sweet things to enhance our Yom Tov so I would like to share some sweet recipes with you that you may want to prepare.

Coffee Honey Muffins