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KosherFeast 2014 will be held on Monday, November 10th, at the historic Streit's Building in lower Manhattan, 5:30pm to 9pm. Influential food writers, culinary editors, media personalities,... Read more...
Holiday Recipes By Guest Columnist Cindy Hodkin
Welcome to SIFTED. I consider myself a reformed attorney and currently give kosher cooking classes. We cook with the seasons, utilizing herbs and vegetables fresh from my garden that make you feel fresh and light in the summer, warm and fuzzy in the winter. Right now, we are cooking for... Read more...
Kosher Food Blogger's Conference
The mission of the third annual Kosher Food Blogger Conference is to educate kosher food bloggers and vendors on how to enhance the value of their blogs and overall brands through best practices, sponsorships, technology and... Read more...
KosherFeast 2014 will be held on Monday, November 10th, at the historic Streit's Building in lower Manhattan, 5:30pm to 9pm. Influential food writers, culinary editors, media personalities, recipe bloggers, cookbook authors and food brand professionals are invited to attend. We thank the Streit's family for welcoming KosherFeast to this historic location, and we are honored to have this nearly 100-year-old brand as a presenting sponsor, along with premier sponsors Kosher Today and Kosherfest.
Once again pioneers and cutting edge luminaries of the kosher food industry will be recognized, including Joey Allaham, Prime Hospitality Group; Brent Delman,The Cheese Guy; Joe Hurliman, Winemaker Herzog Wine Cellars; Allison Josephs, Jew in the City; Estee Kafra of Kosher Scoop; Shifra and Shlomo Klein founders of Bitayavon/Joy of Kosher Magazine; David Mintz founder of Tofutti; Jeff Nathan celebrity chef and founder of Abigaels; Dr. Peter Praeger (z'l) founder of Dr. Praeger's; and The Streit's Family.
The memorable evening will reflect the heritage and history of the lower east side of New York, and will highlight Jewish culinary heirlooms with a contemporary twist. Attendees will enjoy a sampling of newly OU certified Van Gogh Vodkas, Herzog wines, scrumptious Chloe's Fruit Bars and more. The Museum at Eldridge Street, a landmark of the lower east side, will be a beneficiary of a portion of the proceeds of the evening.
Esti Berkowitz, Digital Influencer, Managing Editor- primetimeparenting.com Roberta Scher, Managing Director, Executive Editor - koshereye.com
Reservations are now open: Dinner tickets will include an option to tour the Streit's building and a brimming swag bag! Tickets available on Eventbrite. Early Bird: $80 prior to October 20th; $90 after October 20th, space permitting. (All past events have been sold out - so hurry!)
A portion of the evening's proceeds will go to the Museum at Eldridge Street which celebrates the 1887 synagogue, the lives of Eastern European Jews in America, and the Lower East Side in which they lived, worked and prayed.
Kosher Food Blogger's Conference
The mission of the third annual Kosher Food Blogger Conference is to educate kosher food bloggers and vendors on how to enhance the value of their blogs and overall brands through best practices, sponsorships, technology and partnerships. The Conference programming is built around the topics that are crucial for building an education on social media, photography, writing, branding, marketing, and technology in our current environment.
When: Monday, November 10, 2014 Where: Chabad at NYU 353 Bowery, NYC Time: 11:00 am – 5:00 pm Register for the conference here: http://kosherfoodbloggers.com
After the conference, grab a cab and head over to KosherFeast, the Social Media Networking Dinner at the Streit's Building, which follows the conference at 5:30pm. Register for KosherFeast here: Reservations are now open: Dinner tickets will include an option to tour the Streit's building and a brimming swag bag! Tickets available on Eventbrite. (All past events have been sold out - so hurry!)
Holiday Recipes By Guest Columnist Cindy Hodkin
Welcome to SIFTED. I consider myself a reformed attorney and currently give kosher cooking classes. We cook with the seasons, utilizing herbs and vegetables fresh from my garden that make you feel fresh and light in the summer, warm and fuzzy in the winter. Right now, we are cooking for the holidays and we hope that you will incorporate these the recipes into your repertoire!
Braciole, (pronounced bra-jiole) which is a classic Italian, rolled and stuffed beef. Classic braciole is stuffed with breadcrumbs and cheese. Ours will use string beans, polenta and fig jam. When you slice it, you will have the most beautiful cross section of golden polenta contrasting with the beautiful green of the beans and the rich brown meat. You will actually get two for one with this recipe; the string beans with fig sauce can stand on their own as a side dish. To accompany the braciole, we will make cauliflower couscous, and vegetarian kishka. So, enjoy and have a delicious new year! I would be happy to respond to any questions. You can contact me at
I always love to try new wines; Every time I see a new kosher wine, I have to taste it! When my friends are looking for wine, they always call me for recommendations. It is not always easy to find good kosher wine. My goal is to share my experiences to help others. I publish wine recommendations and wine related stories on my Facebook page – Kosher Wine Review, and on @kosherwinereview on Twitter. I present several of my Rosh Hashanah wine recommendations:
Sara Bee Moscato Sweet white wine from the Puglia region of Italy...playful aromas of spring flowers, almond blossoms and lemon mousse. It is a rich and lively aperitif or a dessert wine; perfect for the "Kiddush" before eating the apple with honey. Approximate price: $6.99 at Trader Joes
Baron Herzog Chardonnay 2013 This Chardonnay is crisp and refreshing, smooth - textured yet lively on the palate. A very complex wine with notes of tropical fruit, apple and a hint of vanilla on the finish. It pairs perfectly with fish or chicken. Approximate price: $13.
Terrenal Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 From Spain... Nice tannic backbone and a pleasant mid-palate full of plum and cherry flavors, hints of spices and a note of chocolate highlighting blackberry and black cherry fruits. Pairs well with a meat main course- Approximate price: $4.99
Porto Cordovero 2005 Fully matured in wood, it has an aroma of sweet black currant fruit, raspberry and dark chocolate. Great dessert wine. Pairs well with sorbet or fruits. Approximate price: $49.99
Galil Mountain Rosé 2012 Wine made from 79% Sangiovese, 7% Barbera, 7% Pinot Noir, 7% Grenache and has exceptionally beautiful color. Dry wine with attractive aromas of fresh strawberry, citrus fruit, raspberry and spices. This Rose is heavier than most of its type, will be a good dinner wine that pairs well with fish. Approximate price: $14.99
Binyamina Reserve Merlot 2010 Extremely dark red color, this Merlot is not too dry, somewhat woodsy, mild and smooth and with no after taste. Excellent with chicken or red meat. Approximate price: $20.99
New Cookbook from Ronnie Fein
Congrats to KosherEye friend, cookbook author, food blogger and cooking instructor Ronnie Fein for putting her new cookbook "to bed". For information on how to pre-order a copy of The Modern Kosher Kitchen and receive a personally inscribed bookplate from the author, visit Ronnie's Blog Kitchen Vignettes. The book is officially scheduled for publication on November 1st.
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Butterfish Japanese Restaurant Joey Allaham and The Prime Hospitality Group expand again!
New York's first kosher omakase* Japanese restaurant is scheduled to open Sunday, July 20th in Manhattan's Sony Building. Butterfish originally opened to the public as a traditional, authentic, and Japanese omakase restaurant in April 2014, but has just been taken over by Prime Hospitality Group and supervised under the Orthodox Union (Joey Allaham loved the concept so much and the Chef agreed to turn it kosher!). True to its name, the goal of Butterfish is to offer fresh, quality fish that will literally melt in your mouth. Served over warm rice, the hand selected Japanese fish is prepared with the simplest of ingredients.
The menu will offer soups, salads, sushi, sashimi, and include Kobe beef sushi, beef shabu and chicken tempura. A very special feature of the restaurant will be "Jin's Table" a unique chef's table experience offered by reservation only.
About Chef Hitoshi: As a young boy, Chef Hitoshi's father was constantly hospitalized leaving all responsibility to him. He cared for his family the only way he knew how, by cooking. Hitoshi trained in Osaka and was then selected by his colleagues to come to NYC to work as a sushi chef.
Roasted garlic is so versatile. It can add a special flavor to foods such as pasta, bread, poultry, meat and fish dishes. When mashed into a homemade salad dressing or sauce, it is simply an irresistible treat for garlic lovers. Roasting whole garlic is easy. Just slice off part of the end, drizzle on some olive oil, salt and pepper and wrap one or more whole garlics in foil. Enjoy it as part of a recipe or eat it on a baguette or cracker, when warm and toasty, right out of the oven.