Honey

One of the favorite food staples in the Jewish home during the High Holy Day season is honey. Traditionally, from Rosh Hashana until after Succot, honey is served with every major meal. It is smeared on the bread over which we recite the Hamotzi blessing, the sweet apple is dipped into honey on the night of Rosh Hashana, sweet baked goods are baked with honey, and honey is used in the preparation of foods such as glazed carrots and sweet desserts. Aside from the caloric disaster that this custom entails, one is really hard pressed to find a negative thing to say about honey.

Baking One Million Cookies To Raise A Lot Of Dough

Spirits are rising alongside the cookie dough at the Manhattan JCC as doctors, social workers, artists, lawyers, and teachers team up with master chef Levana Kirschenbaum to bake one million chocolate chip cookies to raise funds to help the families of Israel's terror victims.

STAR-K Invited To Talk Kosher In Turkey

   STAR-K Certification has enjoyed a successful and harmonious relationship with Turkey for over 25 years, providing kosher certification for scores of Turkish companies....

Pesach Wines

Pesach is a holiday where multiples abound. From the four questions, the 10 plagues and double dipping to the hodgepodge that is charoset or Hillel's famous bitter herb and matzah sandwich, nothing seems to be singular on this holiday. If only our unleavened bread were privy to such excess.

Akiba Eger ? Strictly Kosher, Strictly Quality

Shredding the old perception that kosher wines are sweet and inferior to mainstream wines, A.V. Imports introduces Akiba Eger ? an exception brand of wine that is ideal for the ''Holiday of Freedom'' and other special occasions.

Culinary ‘Boot Camp’ Launched In Brooklyn

The economy is directing people towards cost-consciousness and dining in, rather than dining out. For many of these former restaurant-goers, especially singles who live on their own, the kitchen is alien territory. Perhaps they can prep a basic sandwich, or boil a box of pasta. But needing to feed a family or guests on an ongoing basis requires a bit more creativity and skill.

Fall Into Winter With Fabulous Figs

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.

Shavuot/Spring Wines

The weather is getting warmer, the days are getting longer - spring is in the air and Shavuot is almost here! The warm weather and dairy Shavuot meals provide the perfect excuse to pop the corks on the newest vintage of white and ros? wines.

Israeli Olive Oil Companies Surprise World’s Best In Jerusalem

JERUSALEM-A handful of upstart Israeli olive oil companies stunned their Mediterranean and South American counterparts by winning a number of Prestige Gold Awards during last week's inaugural Terra Olivo International Olive Oil Competition, held at the Inbal Jerusalem Hotel.

A Grand Slam of Flavor: Prime Kosher Sports Serves Up Kosher Delights at the...

Prime Kosher Sports goes above and beyond to make sure that attendees of the U.S. Tennis Open have a plethora of options to choose from.

Rule The Kitchen!

Ever since I got my copy of Quick & Kosher, Jamie Geller's first cookbook, I've been hoping for a sequel. And after meeting this adorable, down-to-earth powerhouse (and interviewing her for the Jewish Press) back in 2007-she was working on new recipes even as she was out promoting that debut volume-I was even more eager to see what else she would have in store. Three years in the making, Quick & Kosher: Meals in Minutes hits stores this month.

THE LATEST IN KOSHER FOOD: It's A Wrap!

Does this question sound familiar ? "Mom, what's for dinner?" Are you always looking for new and exciting meals to please yourself and your family? If the answer to these questions is yes, then we have the answer.

A Winning Kosher Contest

Kosher in the Kitch (www.kosherinthekitch.com) a recipe-sharing website created by Nina Safar and geared toward the kosher consumer, hosted its first ever tasting party this past Sunday evening in the beautiful Brooklyn home of Yossi and Idii Stern. Six contestants had the opportunity to prepare dessert recipes in the kitchen of The Center for Kosher Culinary Arts and present them at the party to be sampled. The event was open to the public and everyone was able to taste the contestants' creations.

Snacking Right – A Tough Nut To Crack

Post-Pesach many of us begin making promises to ourselves in the hopes of looking and/or feeling better. Some of the most popular wishes people share with me include: Being stricter about eating habits, losing weight, going for a checkup/special exam, and here's a big one, exercising!

Manischewitz Promises A Passover With Tam Tams

SAN FRANCISCO - They're baaack. Duly chastened by the Great Tam Tam Crisis of spring '08, the Manischewitz Company went into overdrive and will have plenty of the crunchy six-sided unleavened crackers available this Passover season.

Be Prepared For BBQ Season

When the weather is beautiful and the days are long, most people like to end their weekend with a barbeque. But if you are trying to watch your weight, big barbeques can spell big trouble! However, grilling does not have to mean a cholesterol and fat overload. Try to enjoy a healthier version of your favorite dishes this season, with tasty burgers and side dishes that are good for both your palate and waistline.

The Latest In Kosher Food

In honor of the beginning of summer, we decided to take the search for the perfect snack on the road and see what we could find along the East Coast.

Latest in Kosher Food: Candy, Candy, Candy

As in most homes, candy has a very important place in our family life. Whether it is a snack for the kids to take with them to school, or just something to nosh on when there is nothing else to do, for those of us not "health conscious"-candy is what we look for. Over the past few months some really great nosh has made its way into our office ? here are the four we most enjoyed.

Kentucky vs. Long Island at Masbia’s Chop Hunger IV

All of the onstage participants have worked in the trenches with Masbia to feed the needy and it’s not a buffet event, but a high-end, gourmet experience.

Chief Rabbi Battles Fraudulent Kosher Certifying Agencies

While "going kosher" has become the hottest trend in the Israeli fast-food and gourmet restaurant industry, unscrupulous kashrut certifying agencies are systematically offering their sometimes fraudulent services to store owners in open violation of state laws. This mushrooming phenomenon, which has taken root in both large- and medium-size cities such as Jerusalem and Modiin, has defrauded both local consumers and foreign tourists alike.

Bubbles For The Good Life

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.

KOSHERFEST 2001 Offered Nosh, Nibbles And News

From bagels to salsa, chicken soup to saké, the 13th annual Kosherfest gave the food industry an exciting and comprehensive look at the world of kosher food. Despite apprehension following the events of September 11th, this year's show had its largest number of exhibitors (450) and highest attendance (12,000 visitors) to date.

‘Quonfused’ About Quinoa

Quinoa has become a part of the Passover diet for many observant Jews since the Star-K published an article Quinoa, The Grain That's Not, in the Kashrus Kurrents for Pesach, 1997.

New York Hospitals Cope With Growing Demand For Kosher Food

Hospitals in New York City, as well as hospitals in other major markets, are dealing with an increased demand for kosher food by patients, their families, visitors and staff.

Crunchy Good News From Israel

Based on the headlines in the daily papers and the sometimes truly disturbing images broadcast from Israel, one might get the impression that the average Israeli must endure a gut-wrenching daily balagan (controlled chaos). However, Kassam missile strikes and suicide attacks have never stopped the average Israeli from working or living life to the fullest.

Kulinary Adventures Holds Second Tour

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.

Brooklyn Food Co-op May Consider Israel Boycott

A Brooklyn food co-op that once boycotted products from South Africa because of its apartheid policy may consider doing the same to Israeli products in the coming months.

The Latest In Kosher Food: Perfect Gefilte Fish

What comes to mind when you think of Shabbos? The glow of candles, the beauty of the Shabbos table and the mouth-watering taste of special foods; freshly baked challah, simmering chicken soup and of course, gefilte fish.

Fine Wines For Rosh Hashanah

The blast of the shofar carries loudly and clearly over long distances. Because of that, it was often blown in biblical times as a means of communication - to announce times of danger or the onset of peace. Today the shofar is sounded in connection with the Jewish holidays of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. In fact, the only specific biblical commandment for the upcoming Rosh Hashanah holiday (in these times) is the sounding of the shofar.

Slim Down for Summer

We are back to that time of year again. The winter clothes are going to the back of our closets and the summer clothes are starting to come out. This is the time to make changes, so we will be prepared for summer.

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