New York—An increasing number of supermarkets, mostly kosher independent stores, are offering kosher catering, not so much as a spin-off of their retail grocery business, but as a way of raising the bar on the upscale foods they sell. Some of the supermarkets say that “catering is a good way to build awareness and even brand loyalty.” For some who have invested
Now that the days are cooler, and the air feels like Fall, I have begun to incorporate soups into my family’s nightly supper. Arriving home when it is dark and cold outside, my family enjoys the warmth and coziness of soup waiting for them! We like thicker soups, with lots of vegetables. Sometimes my kids comment that they need a fork rather than a spoon,
Stuffed cabbage is a classic Ashkenazi Jewish dish, and everybody seems to have their favorite way of making it. Also known as holishkes, stuffed cabbage leaves were a central part of the Eastern European Jewish diet. When we talk about these types of dishes, it nearly always comes down to one question: “How did Bubbe make it?”
As a child
I have discovered chocolate with sea salt. I am smitten. And of course, this got me thinking, then reading, about chocolate and cuisine. Enter cocoa, that sublime ingredient which takes proper Mexican cookery to such a delectable level you will never again see jarred enchilada sauce in the same way.
Once you try this aromatic sauce, you will agree that the rest
(This is a prep-ahead recipe because of the dough! Think ahead two days.)
Nights are getting colder, so before I have to sweep all my basil into a batch of pesto, I’m finding ways to perch those fragrant green leaves in just the right places.
Pairing fresh basil with goat cheese and rich, earthy sautéed mushrooms drizzled with truffle oil is
Children are always looking for something fun and crafty to do. I know my grandchildren love creating things that they can use. Here are some really cool recipes you can make with your own kiddies and I know they will love them.
Recipe for Play Dough (Jell-O)
1 cup of flour
2 tbsp salt
2 tbsp cream of tartar
PORTLAND, ME — The annual Kosherfest New Product Competition, which names the best new retail and foodservice kosher products of the year, will take place on October 17th with the deadline for submissions being October 9th. Kosherfest exhibitors with new products introduced within the last year are eligible for participation in the competition,
We’ve just finished a marathon of cooking and eating.The sprint from Rosh Hashanah to Sukkot was full of possibly even more cooking than usual as Rosh Hashanah, and the first and last days of the Sukkot holiday each led into Shabbat, making for what has more popularly become known as a “three-day Yom Tov.”This means that households had to do quite a
Fifteen years ago, in the course of working the ground at a family winery that was being established on the rocky hills on the West Bank, an opening was discovered which led to an amazing cave from the period of the Second Temple. This cave now serves as a naturally cool and perfectly humid wine barrel cellar directly next to state-of-the-art winemaking
I am not of fan of fruits in my meals. I shun entrees such as Cornish game hen stuffed with dried fruits, and forbid the use of any such ingredients in or around my Thanksgiving turkey. This dish, however, is the exception to the rule.
Beets, in my book, are the gateway to sweeter produce. And I adore them. So it was only a small step in the
As Rosh Hashana creeps closer and closer, it is time to talk about a dessert that represents this special Yom Tov. Here are two apple cakes. The first one uses canned apples to make it quick and easy as you have so many other things you will need to prepare. The second one you will have to peel and chop the apples (have the kiddies help you with that if they
Let’s be honest, people—it’s 2013, and with rows of bottled pomegranate juice lining every convenience store refrigerator, the sight of those hundreds of little red stains-to-be on Rosh Hashanah night is just all too humdrum. So when you usher in the Jewish New Year with a new fruit this holiday season, why not treat your family to one of these