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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

Slice of Life: Hanukkah

December 9, 2015, by

Hanukkah has been in the house for the past week and we’re winding down (dare I say overloaded) on all manner of latkes (kale and kumquat anyone) and stuffed sprinkled and calorie laden sufganiyot. I say it’s time to step out of expected zone for the last nights of menorah madness and try a few

Pass the Latkes!

December 8, 2015, by

My mother a”h used to fry everything. Potatoes, meatballs, chicken, veal—you name it! If it could be batter dipped, even better! Even today, when I smell fried foods my mouth begins to water. As an adult who is somewhat health conscious, I generally do not eat fried foods. Don’t get me wrong: fried foods are

Don’t Miss These Donuts This Chanukah

December 8, 2015, by

Sweet, savory, glazed, cheesy, deep fried. Which adjective would you pick to describe sufganiyot? All of them. Here are some new twists on a Chanukah classic. And since the Festival of Lights has just begun, there is plenty of time to try out these recipes. Let us know what you think! Please note the following

Recipe from Something Sweet

November 25, 2015, by

Enjoy this sample recipe from the newly-released Something Sweet, by Miriam Pascal. Enter to win a copy of the cookbook. Hot Gooey Caramel Pie Dairy or Pareve Yield 2 pies, each 8-10 servings In the years that I’ve been developing and writing recipes, I’ve made a number that have been really popular, some of which

Ten Interesting New OU-Certified Products From Kosherfest 2015

November 12, 2015, by

I meant to save a bit of the brownie for my husband, but I had eaten the whole thing before I realized. Before I had even eaten breakfast. I tried to rationalize it was okay to give in to my chocolate craving because these were made with black beans and cocoa.  Made by Pure Genius—a

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