Sunday, May 31, 2020

Food & Wine

Move Aside For the Sides

Side dishes are often so delicious that they become the star of the meal. There are millions of side dishes that we can make; some of us keep using the same ideas over and over. It’s easy; they are tried and true. Sometimes, however, it is fun to go out of your comfort zone and challenge yourself with new ones. You can always try them out on your family and


Sustainable Hechshers: Buying Green and Keeping Kosher

When I started to keep kosher, I knew about the main kosher symbols in the U.S. There was the OU, OK, Kof-K, and a few others. There were also regional symbols, but I did not come across them too often. Some, like a plain K, were not reliable because the company making the food certified its own kashruth. It didn’t necessarily mean the food was not kosher, but the


Succulent Chicken and a Zesty Rouille

I recently had the opportunity to visit friends in Panama, a welcome escape during this exceptionally cold and snowy winter. A particularly memorable lunch featured two exciting new flavors. The first was a preparation of chicken that had been slowly simmered with garlic, sweet peppers and tomatoes. Once cooked, it was deboned and returned to the aromatic


Double Chocolate Mousse: Mousse Pie

CKCA’s Finest Chocolate Mousse Recipe (Parve)

From the Center for Kosher Culinary Arts

Cocoa beans, considered as good as gold by the Aztecs, were brought back to Europe by Christopher Columbus and others, and soon chocolate became the drink of royals, as well as an ingredient in any number of


Thai Turkey Meatballs with Ginger Sauce

If you make one exotic new recipe this year, make it this one! Everything about this fantastic Chef Avram recipe — the flavors, the aromas, and the combination of sweet and spicy ingredients — will transport you to Southeast Asia, and give you a warm and exotic feeling even if when it’s shiveringly cold outside. This makes a unique appetizer and an exciting main


Let’s Talk Turkey Schnitzel

In my book, Vienna imparted three particularly notable contributions to the world: my grandfather, Mozart, and Wiener Schnitzel. All three are synonymous with exquisite taste.

This take on Wiener Schnitzel has all the tenderness, flavor and crunch that make the traditional version so popular. Schnitzel made with turkey offers a lower cost alternative and a


Not All Trends Go Kosher

San Francisco—Several representatives of the kosher food industry could not help but notice that a significant number of products displayed at this year’s Winter Fancy Food Show featured a kosher symbol. Many show-goers were on the hunt for new items that can be introduced to the thriving kosher food market. They were also looking for new trends.



My Top Favorite Soups

Who doesn’t love a warm bowl of soup, especially in cold weather? It warms not only our bodies, but also our hearts. I have chosen three of my favorite soup recipes to share with you, and I would also like to add some of my soup tips which I have learned over many years.

Having an immersion blender is really key to making soups and making your lives


Brighten A Cold and Snowy Day With A Little “Liquid Magic”

There is something so magical—and fun—about sparkling wine. From the way the cork pops as you open the bottle, and the foam “whooshes” as you pour it into the glass, to the way the bubbles tickle your nose and the roof of your mouth as you drink, sparkling wines have an uncanny ability to make any occasion feel a bit more festive. Even the dreariest


Creamy Roasted Plum Tomato Soup (Pareve Or Dairy)

With so many variations on tomato soup, The Center for Kosher Culinary Arts (CKCA) has chosen to complement the tomato’s natural sweet acidic flavor with caramelized sweet onions and roasted fresh plum tomatoes making this recipe flavorful and different from most. While your taste buds take in the creamy flavor, you might want to have it with cheesy pasta


Garlic Soup

This delicious soup starts with thirty cloves of garlic. You may gasp, but once those cloves are cooked, the flavor shifts from sharp and pungent to rich and mellow.

One of the beauties of this garlic soup is that it can be served at the table before any kind of meal, whether dairy or meat. It has a creamy smoothness, yet contains no milk or butter and


Pathmark Wins Hummus Variety Contest

Brooklyn—The Brooklyn Paper recently ran a comparison between three of Brooklyn’s largest food retailers, all of which have a significant number of kosher products. The Paper evaluated such shopping experiences as bike racks, prices of cheese, cheapest peanut butter, and salad bar prices per mound. The three stores, Whole Foods, Fairway, and