I can’t really help with candles and gifts, but fried goodies are my specialty.
Gourmet mouth-watering food, top notch cooking classes, a wine and cheese tasting, and exclusive tours of a kosher chocolate factory and Manhattan's premier farmers' market were on the menu and, in its first tour, Kulinary Adventures served up these and more.
Focus on simple clean ingredients with no-fuss cooking methods to get you through your holiday menu.
This colorful Persian Chicken dish with mint, parsley and dried fruit is perfect for Passover as it is easy to prepare and ideal when you have extra guests. As I use the breast of chicken, there is no carving involved and serving is straightforward. The recipe is cooked in a delicious flavored turmeric stock, so should your Seder go on for longer than expected, the chicken will not dry out. Sephardim would tend to serve it with rice, but in my Ashkenazi household, I serve it with roasted potatoes.
Some wines are so elegant and rich that they bring a smile of satisfaction and enhance the spiritual experience while debating a rashi with our chavrusa.
Today, our gorgeous cookbooks have full-color, high-gloss pages, are loaded with gourmet recipes and are heavily marketed in advertising campaigns.
California dried figs-golden Calimyrnas and deep purple Missions ? are favorites during the cooler months. These sweet, delicious fruits have a delicate crunch and are popular in stuffings, compotes, bar cookies and salads or eaten right out of the package.
In 1654, 23 Jews fleeing persecution in Portugal landed on the shores of New Amsterdam.
Ben's Best closed on June 30th, why are there so few Jewish delicatessens left in the Big Apple?
One talkbacker said the kashrut certification is meaningless, because of the halachic concept of "minhag hamakom," the local practice. If it's been forbidden, it should stay so.
Kosherfest, the kosher food industry's largest annual trade show, in many ways, is similar to hundreds of other trade shows held each year by every other industry across the country. A significant difference, however, is that while other shows are pointless and boring for those not involved in the industry, Kosherfest can be enjoyed by anyone who appreciates fine kosher cuisine.
For hundreds of years, the wine most often associated with the superior way of life has been Champagne. Attributed a soul, temperament and wit, many Frenchmen are convinced that Champagne can do them no harm, no matter how much they consume. Madame de Pompadour declared that, "it is the only wine that makes a woman more beautiful after drinking." This delightful beverage is so much a cultural phenomenon in France that a person who dislikes Champagne is pitied or regarded as sick, disabled or depraved.
Now close your eyes, click your heels together three times and repeat after me: “There’s no place like Fireside. There’s no place like Fireside.”
Is there a more perfect way to end your day then with a bowl of soup? They soup is comfort food - even during...
Three sets of three-day Yomim Tovim can seem overwhelming - especially when we are trying to stay healthy.
I have received numerous inquiries asking me to revisit my freezer tricks.
For those of you looking for a great place to eat in New Jersey, look no further than Fumio, a steak and sushi house in Livingston. From all I have read they have a great selection of meat and fish dishes, plus great desserts. They are under the supervision of the Vaad Harabonim of MetroWest.
Last year, OneFamily published a cookbook in Hebrew featuring the bereaved mothers’ recipes.
I sometimes -- ok, often -- envy my friends who cook daring, exotic dishes and throw crazy things like fruit into veggie salads. Innovative stuff like that doesn't go over so well in my house. I can prepare it, but Hubby will stare down at the unfamiliar thing on his plate with suspicious distaste. He's a creature of habit, even more so a creature of tradition. Not only does he want to eat the same things, he wants it prepared in the most traditional way. To him, it's not really Shabbos without classic gefilte fish and chicken soup. And even when its 99 degrees outside, steaming hot cholent and potato kugel better be on the menu.
To avoid the hostess panic, keep your menu to a minimum, consisting mostly of tried and true recipes that you are familiar with while adding a few new dishes to the mix to keep it exciting.
Shabbos Bowls just might change the way you prepare for Shabbos.
Kosher wines have improved greatly in the last 20 years. Much of the credit can be given to the Golan Heights winery in Israel, which ignited the quality wine revolution when they released their first wines in 1983. Stateside, however, it has been the Herzog family and their Royal Wine Corporation that has introduced U.S.-based kosher consumers to premium wines.
Other people budget for meat or for their favorite bottle of wine, or for a quick vacation. I budget for avocados.
Welcome back to Simple Home Cooking. Last time we focused on making a large pot of chicken soup. This week, as promised, we will discuss how to use all the cooked vegetables from the soup to create many dishes.
There is nothing like cracking open a fresh new cookbook, the pages still pristine and crisp and wondering what surprises are about to jump off the pages and leap onto your serving platters as they wait to be carried to your table and devoured.