Thursday, August 06, 2020

Food & Wine

Learn to Make Special Occasion Cakes With Melissa Alt and Caking Art

Cakes have always been a focal point of celebrations. Who hasn’t said ‘Happy Birthday’ or ‘Mazel Tov’ with a cake?

Melissa Alt, who lives in New York City and grew up in Teaneck, learned to bake from her mother and grandmother. She began making custom cakes as a side business


From My Kosher Jerusalem Kitchen: Forgiving Salmon

I love this quote from an article “Salmon and the Jews” by Noah and Rae Bernamoff (October 12, 2012, myjewishlearning.com) “Salmon is the quintessential Jewish food…The great thing about salmon is that it’s so forgiving. Any beginner cook knows this; even if you leave it under the broiler too long, it still comes out


Variation on Slaw for Summer

Cole slaw comes from the Dutch koolsla, meaning cabbage salad, a term that arose in the 18th century. Adding mayonnaise was introduced in the mid-18th century. Variations are known in Germany, Italy, Poland, Russia, the Ukraine, Sweden and the United Kingdom. One website said cole slaw is “the quintessential


The Andalusian Cold Soup Salad: An Idiosyncratic Take on Gazpacho

Gazpacho, Spain’s cold tomato-vegetable soup, has become a staple part of America’s summer diet. One sees gazpacho and variations of it everywhere—in tony (and not so tony) restaurant menus, in glossy food magazines, and in the takeout aisles of grocery stores. However, in 1939, when Charles H. Barker published his culinary


Highland Park/Edison Kosher Bakery Sees Ownership Change

The Highland Park/Edison community recently saw a well-regarded fixture in the neighborhood, Mordy’s Kosher Bakery & Cafe on N. 4th Ave in Highland Park, come under the orbit of another of the town’s iconic businesses, Glatt 27 Grocery and Deli. Yoni Bauer, owner of Glatt 27, took ownership of Mordy’s on July 20.


Orthodox Union Kosher Offers Guide for Food and Travel

(Courtesy of OU) Orthodox Union (OU) Kosher, the world’s largest kosher certification agency, has launched a free online kosher food and travel guide to help Jews follow dietary and ritual observance while away from home.

The guide offers a listing of kosher food products that one can find during their


Take Time to Wine Down

(Courtesy of Wine Down) When Shari Alter of Englewood, the co-owner of a party and event planning company in Israel, realized that all of her events in Israel are now on hold because of the current pandemic, she quickly decided to use her creative talents and start a new business right here in Bergen County. She created


Virtual and In-Person Chocolate-Making Classes at Coco Jolie

(Courtesy of Coco Jolie) Coco Jolie Fine Chocolates & Confections has just launched a virtual “Introduction to Chocolate Making” course as well as single-topic, in-person lessons at their store and production kitchen at 12 N. Dean Street in Englewood.


Noah’s Ark Offering a $1 Hot Dog Special!

Beat the dog days of summer with Noah’s Ark’s $1 hot dog special, going on from this Monday, August 3rd through Thursday, August 6th. Simply come to Noah’s Ark between 12pm and 6pm, and get freshly grilled, plump Abeles & Heymann hot dogs for just $1. Its limited to two hot dogs per person so bring your entire family for


French Winery's U.S. Imports Go Kosher 

Later this summer, during this year’s wine-grape harvest in Provence, in southeastern France, Royal Wine Europe’s winemaker, Menahem Israelievitch, will make the most rosé he’s ever made. He is doubling the kosher production of his salmon-hued wine at Châteaux Roubine and


Celebrity Chef Coming to Sender’s Smoke Joint With Special Nine Days Menu

Chef Michael Shinholster is used to cooking for NFL athletes and executives. But for the Nine Days, he’ll be cooking at Sender’s Smoke Joint in Teaneck. “The Jewish community is looking for items that wow them,” said Gabe Gilbert, partner and chef at Sender’s, in a phone interview together with


From My Kosher Jerusalem Kitchen: Delicious Cucumber Dishes

When the Israelites were grumbling in the desert (Numbers 11:5), they remembered the cucumbers they ate in Egypt. Cucumbers are thought to have originated in India 4,000 years ago. How they became a crop in Israel, I am not sure, but they are certainly part of the daily diet of most Israelis.