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New Cookbook Offers Fresh Formula for the Kosher Home

July 5, 2016, by

How many cookbooks have you seen with a dedicated mushroom section? That’s the kind of innovative thinking Amy Stopnicki put into Kosher Taste, the new cookbook from Feldheim Publishers. (Hardcover, 300 pages – $29.99 on Amazon) With over 100 recipes and color photos, sample menus and more, you’ll find plenty to satisfy any palate. Enjoy

Italy: A Gastronomic Adventure

May 25, 2016, by

 Imagine: Open the terrace doors of your hotel balcony and the Mediterranean lights your room; a gentle breeze glides in, along with the smell and sounds of the sea. That’s exactly where I found myself at the end of a weeklong business trip in Italy. As Marketing Director for OU Kosher, I had the privilege of

Passover Recipe Roundup

April 12, 2016, by

Pesach recipes are everywhere you look. Facebook alone abounds in groups dedicated to Passover recipes. We searched through some of our favorite food blogs for some easy treats this Pesach. Here’s a sample menu we put together for some chol hamoed dining delights. Charoset Smoothie (Dairy) Amy Kritzer of What Jew Wanna Eat gives a twist to these seder

Mishenichnas Adar Marbim B’Steaka!

March 16, 2016, by

Traditional hamantaschen may be filled with jam, but these meat-filled Purim treats are a sweet, sweet treat as well. As one blog comment read, “Everyone wants real food, but we want to stick to tradition, too, so this is absolutely perfect.” —- Easy Pulled BBQ Brisket Hamentaschen According to recipe developer Alex Idov (aka The

New Twists on Hamentaschen

March 9, 2016, by

One of the most beloved foods of the holiday are hamantaschen, a cookie baked in a triangular shape with a sweet filling in the middle. While traditional flavors such as apricot and raspberry fillings are delicious, creative variations on these Adar treats have become all the rage in recent years. Here are some hamantaschen fun

Kosher Brings Out the Best at Winter Fancy Food Show 2016

February 25, 2016, by

For the past 25 years I’ve been coming to San Francisco every year to attend the Winter Fancy Food show. I admit, getting out of the New York winter every January is certainly a bonus, but attending this growing event is much more than a foodie’s dream, it’s a reunion of the important players in

Celebrate World Nutella Day

February 4, 2016, by

When my children were young, whenever I brought out the Nutella from the kitchen cabinet they called it a “Nutella Fun Day.” We’d find a different use for Nutella each time: on pancakes, in sandwiches, frosting on cakes or a baking ingredient. Part of the fun was finding another way we could enjoy Nutella spread.

Art for the Taste Buds: OU Kosher’s Year in Review

December 21, 2015, by

Food! For some people, food is just fuel to keep their bodies going. They may have several foods that they like and eat on a regular basis, and that’s okay as long as they are reasonably healthy. Other people, like me, consider food to be more than just fuel. To me, food is like art

Inside the Bakeries that Make Chanukah Treats

December 10, 2015, by

One thousand doughnuts a day. That’s how many oily treats L’Esti’s Desserts, an OU Kosher-certified bakeshop, fries up and ships out in the weeks leading up to—and during—Chanukah.  Approximately  18,000 treats will be sizzled, drizzled and supplied to stores across the country. Known for their high-quality, high-end kosher desserts for caterers, L’Esti’s began packaging their

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