Monday, September 26, 2022

Food & Wine

Rorie's Recipes

Introducing “Food You Love: That Loves You Back,” Rorie Weisberg of Full ‘N Free’s latest hit, published by ArtScroll. If you thought healthy food was weird, bland or boring, think again. This cookbook transforms all your traditional favorites into nourishing, good-for-you, well-balanced dishes that you,


Gush Etzion Winery: The White Gems of Eretz Yisrael

One of the many Israeli wineries that have been steadily gaining a wider audience in the United States is the family-run Gush Etzion Winery. A modern Israeli boutique winery on the road to Alon Shvut and Kfar Etzion, the Gush Etzion Winery is about 20 minutes southwest of Jerusalem; it


Wine of Kings, King of Wines!

As I was preparing this article about the Tokaj (pronounced tock-eye) region’s famous wines, news broke about the unfortunate incident at the Frankfurt airport with alleged antisemitic undertones. A group of 100 or so Chasidim, on their way to the tomb of Rebbe Yeshaya (Reb Shaya’le) Steiner to mark his


A Year-Round Middle Eastern Appetizer: Hummus

Recently, a whole column was devoted by Food & Wine online to hummus. I found some recipes I wanted to try and then pass on to my readers. Hummus is a great year-round legume appetizer and very healthy, too—low in fat and calories, high in protein and fiber.



FDA Recalls Over 100 Strauss Israel Food Items Due to Salmonella Risk

(Courtesy of fda.gov and combined sources) The U.S. Food and Drug Administration recently announced a recall of over 100 kosher candy and chocolate products sold under the Elite brand due to the possibility of salmonella contamination. This came after the food maker behind the products, Strauss Israel, itself announced the


Award-Winning Caldwell Gelateria Receives Va’ad Certification

Mike Guerriero, 31, is the owner of the long-established and award-winning Guerriero Gelato in Caldwell. He is also the new owner of Mark & Julie’s Homemade Ice Cream in West Orange. Both establishments recently received kosher certification from Vaad Harabonim of MetroWest, delighting the local Jewish communities.


S’mores Brownies & Cherries Jubilee

Parshat Emor Inspiration:

“And you shall count for yourselves, from the morrow of the rest day (first day of Passover) from the day you bring the Omer as a wave offering, seven weeks; they shall be complete. Until the morrow of the seventh week (Shavuot) you


The Accidental Wine Snob: A Few Thoughts on Wine Pairings

I didn’t always like wine, or perhaps I didn’t try hard enough.

Like the majority of the “kahal,” I tended towards kiddush wine. You know what I am talking about, the sweet and bubbly kind, and not the square Manischewitz bottle or the Malaga syrup that can be substituted for cough suppressant.


Marselan: Have We Met Before?

If you peruse the shelves of your local wine shop, you would be forgiven if you don’t recognize many of the grape varietals listed on the labels. The selection of domestic and international kosher wines available to the local consumer is the greatest it has ever been, providing for adventurous experiences, but also


Two NJ ‘Nothing Bundt Cakes’ Franchises Become Kosher

Kimberly Moye decided that it was time to do something different.

She grew up loving to bake and got a culinary degree at the Institute of Culinary Education in New York City. She worked in catering, then in event sales and management, spending time with renowned chef


Sabich for Yom Ha’Atzmaut

I have led walks in English in Machaneh Yehudah, Jerusalem’s produce market since I initiated them in 2009. I go there often when I am not leading, and I pass a vendor on Agrippas Street with eye-catching food.

This led me to do a little research. In the 1940s and 1950s, large numbers of Iraqi


Forbidden Rice Pudding and Fortune Cookies

Parshat Acharei inspiration:

“Hashem spoke to Moses, saying: Speak to the Children of Israel and say to them: I am Hashem, Your God. Do not perform the practice of the land of Egypt in which you dwelled and do not perform the practice of the land of Canaan to which I bring you, and do

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