Monday, April 19, 2021

Food & Wine

Psagot Winery Gets a New Home

(Courtesy of Psagot Winery) Psagot Winery is happy to announce the completion of its new home along with its new chief winemaker.

The 2020 vintage begins at its new location with an expected production in excess of 600,000 bottles and marks


Simcha Is Essential on Sukkot and Simchat Torah

For many, if not all of us, quite frankly, Shabbat and Yom Tov are not only great mitzvos; they require both spiritual and material preparation. It is almost inconceivable to imagine getting through life without Shabbos and the Yomim Tovim. The physical and mental rest they provide, away from our


Teaneck Chef Shalom Yehudiel Competes On ‘Chopped’

Will Shalom Yehudiel of The Humble Toast get chopped?

On Tuesday, September 22, at 9 p.m., The Food Network will air an episode of "Chopped", featuring Teaneck chef Shalom Yehudiel.

Owner and executive chef of The Humble Toast and the


Albarino, Marselan, Sauternes and More: Special Wines Worthy of a Shehecheyanu

It is with great relief and joy that we thank Hashem for keeping us in life to reach this Yom Tov season. While I am grateful to feel safe most days, it has been a year of frightening moments paired with immense communal losses. We bring in our new year with our family units


‘It’s Raining Tacos’ at Englewood’s Taco 185

Meat lovers, pescatarians and vegetarians alike can certainly find something to love at Taco 185, the newest Friendly Ghost restaurant concept from the Jon Katz/Chef Jonny Miller team that brought Burger Boss to kosher-keepers in the region this past spring. Taco 185’s signature Baja


STAR-K’s Robust Educational Mission Thrives Despite COVID

STAR-K kosher certification’s educational mission is as robust as ever during COVID, as evidenced by the nonprofit agency’s eclectic spring and summer seminars and programs. Target audiences ranged from food processors/exporters and mashgichim to consumers including adults with special needs.


Chicken Marbella, A Festival Treat

I have found that it is very easy these days to find new recipes practically every time I open my phone. I do love to try new things, but at the same time I frequently look back at my aging recipe cards sitting in the proverbial index-card box and remind myself of how much we used to love some of these gems. Perhaps it is time to


Lena’s Honey Cake

Those of us who have spent time in the rabbinate find ourselves scattered around the country or countries, learning, sharing and caring about baalabatim in many different communities. Our first shtelle (position) was in Brantford, Ontario where the only Shomer Shabbat member of the shul lived on a cattle farm too distant from where the shul


Join the Bagel Of the Month Club

(Courtesy of Bagel of the Month Club) With the Jewish High Holidays right around the corner, the newly launched Bagel of the Month Club is excited to announce special Yom Kippur break-fast packages shipped nationwide for families looking for an authentic New York breakfast following the fast day.


New Beginnings: Wines to Celebrate a Fresh Start

Every Rosh Hashanah, we reflect on the year that passed and look forward to the year to come. We start a new chapter not only in our spiritual life, but also in our personal, professional and family lives. Often, unfortunately, some of us neglect or even actively refuse to change, to improve and


The Dvash 72: Honey and Bubbles for the New Year

Not long after winning World War II and losing control of Parliament, Winston Churchill quipped that he “could not live without champagne. In victory I deserve it. In defeat I need it.” (A similar, but undocumented, quote was also attributed to Napoleon Bonaparte, another man who knew a lot about victory and defeat.) 5780 has


It’s Hard Not to Love ‘Peas Love & Carrots’

There are a few things you need to know about “peas love & carrots, the cookbook.”

The first is that “peas love & carrots” is the brainchild of Jerusalem resident Danielle Renov who, with her children fast asleep and her husband out of town, decided to dip her toes into