Pastrami Hamentashen

Everyone knows how much I love meat.  Here is my Pastrami Hamentashen recipe that was inspired by my friend Leah Schapira of CookKosher. I don’t have a particularly sweet tooth but but this recipe fills the need to make the iconic triangle shaped food we all eat on Purim.  Mine you don’t have to wait […]

Gefilte Fish Hamentashen

I don’t have a very sweet tooth so, hence, I am not a big baker. Some of our holidays, such as Purim, involve baking dessert foods (i.e., Hamentashen). I decided to come up with a savory way to use this iconic cookie as the appetizer part of my dinner, rather than serving it for dessert. […]

Tu B’shvat Feast 5775

When I was in Seminary in Israel, it was the first time I could really appreciate what Tu B’Shevat really meant. One could hardly move on Rechov Yaffo as there were vendors packing the streets selling plants, trees, shrubs and flowers. Tu B’Shevat, the 15th of Shevat on the Jewish calendar — celebrated this year […]

Easy Soup for The Blizzard

Vegetable Soup with Kale, Apple and Cabanossi Sausage Well, the panic is in the air already.  The first big blizzard of the season has been predicted.  For me, that means… make soup! I am recipe-testing meat products for Hod Golan.  One of the products is Chicken Cabanossi (a dried spiced sausage).  I put together this […]

Guest Recipe Post by Chef Eitan Bernath- Churros – Get them while they are hot!!!

This past week I broadcast my radio show, Table For Two with Naomi Nachman, from the Gourmet Glatt Emporium in Cedarhurst. It is always fun doing a show with a large audience. We had a great line-up of guests, including Seth Leavitt (who owns Abeles & Heymann), Jay Buchsbaum from Royal Wines, Nate Kruman from […]

Deep Fried Oreos – a dessert from heaven!!!

Deep Fried Oreos 2 quarts vegetable oil for frying 1 large egg 1 cup milk (Parve) 2 teaspoons vegetable oil 1 cup pancake mix 1 (18 ounce) package cream-filled chocolate sandwich cookies (such as Oreo®) DIRECTIONS: 1. Heat oil in deep-fryer to 360 degrees 2. Whisk together the egg, milk, and 2 teaspoons of vegetable […]

Best Cheese Latkes ever!!! Just in time for Chanukah.

Chanukah is the only time of the year when I feel that we have a license to fry without the guilt. As many of my readers know, I love frying foods — from Fried Goat Cheese salad (Shavuot) to Deep Fried Turkey (Thanksgiving). It doesn’t take much to get me to fry something, but I […]

Hawaiian Tuna Poke

I recently was lucky enough to vacation in Hawaii. It’s a beautiful part of the world and we really enjoyed ourselves. Any time I travel, I love to explore and research the local cuisine. Even though Hawaii has no kosher restaurants (yes, I had to schlep all my own food!), I took the time to […]

Let’s Talk (deep fried) Turkey and other yummy fried foods!!!

Well it’s turkey time across America. This week people the country are preparing for their Thanksgiving dinners. So many people have different opinions as to which is the best way to cook a turkey, such as: whether to brine the turkey first (a process which is similar to marination); dry rub or marinades; or whether […]

quick and easy lamb stew

Brrr! It’s the time of the year when you can see wisps of your breath as you dig your hands into your coat pockets, and don your earmuffs. You just walked in from the frigid cold with your children. Your hands are numb, your cheeks are frozen, and all you want is something piping hot […]