Saturday, January 28, 2023

Food & Wine

Sour Power: The Rise of Sourdough Bread

Though we Jews can confirm that challah is the king of bread in our book, another kind of loaf is rising in the ranks. Due to the COVID-19 lockdown and social media’s permeation throughout every home, the layman has become a learned baker, honing in on their skills of all things flour and water. The world not only knows of sourdough


Noah’s Ark Presents ‘Kate & Kyle’s,’ a Nine Days Pop-Up

Noah’s Ark, a fleishig restaurant in Teaneck owned by Noam and Shelly Sokolow focusing on deli favorites and burgers, is usually closed for the Nine Days, the final portion of the three weeks preceding Tisha B’Av, when meat and other celebrations are traditionally eschewed


Crescent Cookies and Jordan Almonds

Parshat Pinchas Inspiration:

“And on the beginning of your months (each new month, or Rosh Chodesh, is a minor holiday) … On the first month, on the fourteenth day of the month, a Passover offering … On the fifteenth day of this month, a festival … And


Cider: A Refreshing and Light Summer Tipple

There are at least a half dozen kosher hard (alcoholic) ciders available on the market, but it was only last summer that I was told by several kosher retailers that cider has two seasonal roles in the kosher marketplace. First, these typically low-alcohol beverages (about 5% or less) are


Hebrew University Researchers Are Developing Ethiopian Teff Seeds, Which Could Be the World’s Next Superfood

(Courtesy of United With Israel) Teff is a grain that has remained a staple in the Ethiopian diet for thousands of years, serving as the key ingredient in a sour flatbread called “injera.”

Now, Hebrew University (HU) researchers are bringing this protein-rich, gluten-free grain to Israel.


Southern Israel’s Yatir Winery Launches ‘Darom by Yatir’

It was the dream of David Ben-Gurion to make the desert bloom; but perhaps none other than Roni Jesselson and his team at the Yatir Winery, in the Negev at the southernmost end of Israel, have taken this dream so much to heart. Jesselson, who is part of the family that also owns mega-winery


Scranton Jewish Food Fest Draws Over 1,000 Kosher Foodies

A hot pastrami sandwich can be either an exotic delicacy or nostalgic comfort food, depending on your perspective. For the hundreds of people from all walks of life who attended the Jewish Food Fest in Scranton, Pennsylvania on July 3, it was the most popular item, selling out before the day


Eggs for Brunch?

One of the only things I miss in Israel is the concept of brunch on a Sunday morning.

The term was cited in the Oxford English Dictionary from an 1895 Punch Magazine journalist’s suggestion that there ought to be a meal served after church on Sunday with tea or coffee, marmalade and breakfast foods


Glatt Kosher Haitian and Pescatarian Indian Pop-Up Dinners Delivering to NJ And NY Suburbs Next Week And During The 9 Days

(Courtesy of PopSup) Introducing: PopSupNYC glatt kosher dinner series featuring the best chefs in New York. Broaden your culinary horizons and experience new cuisines from around the world! PopSupNYC works with the top chefs in New York to provide access to cuisines such as Indian, Haitian, Thai, Nepalese and


Mocha Bleu 2.0 Launches

Last month I suggested to a friend that we go out for a drink to celebrate her birthday. Only afterwards did I realize there were no places nearby. Now, I’m happy to report, there is.

Mocha Bleu in Teaneck, already known as a bistro and patisserie, has a


Love Coffee? Misceo and Gaia Coffee Roasters Have Two New Ways to Get Your Fix

For those who love the flavor of coffee like I do, two kosher products have now made their way into the public consciousness, catapulting what once were two niche Jewish entrepreneurs into the mainstream artisan coffee marketplace. Misceo, which Nina Glick and I tasted at Kosherfest back in 2019, is a delicious coffee


Whole Salmon With Mustard Sauces Before the Nine Days

  Broiled Salmon with Mustard Sauce

6 servings

I am not sure where this recipe came from, but it is perfect for a summer evening.

I used this on the broiler rather

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