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02
Apr
15

Talking Wine for Passover and Beyond: Israeli Wines Direct


This evening – April 2 – at 8:30 pm (Eastern Time), please tune in to The Kosher Scene Radio Show for a delightful pretaped conversation with Ari Hochberg, Naomi Hochberg, Agnes Goldberger and Mayer Jacobovits of Israel Wines Direct.

We will discuss the company’s philosophy, how different generations get along together in harmony and above all we will talk about their wine kosher wine portfolio which includes Kishor, Agur and Ramot Naftaly and food/wine pairings.

The Gang of Four, from left to right:  Ari Hochberg, Naomi Hochberg, Agnes Goldberger, and Mayer Jacobovits.

The Gang of Four, from left to right:
Ari Hochberg, Naomi Hochberg, Agnes Goldberger, and Mayer Jacobovits.

Meanwhile don’t forget to listen to our last show (if you haven’t already) with Esti Wartenberg, Brand Ambassador for Israel’s Recanati Winery.

Don’t forget to listen to an interesting, entertaining show this evening at 8:30 pm (Eastern Time) for a pre-taped conversation with Ari Hochberg, Naomi Hochberg, Agnes Goldberger and Mayer Jacobovits of Israel Wines Direct. We’ll be waiting for you!

CS

A Kosher un freilachn Peissach!
Chag kasher vesameach!

01
Apr
15

Slow Cooked Lamb with Potatoes – Kuzi de Pesah


I always liked lamb and when looking for a great recipe that uses it, what better place to find it than in a Sephardic cookbook?

From Stella’s Sephardic Kitchen (page 157) by Stella Cohen:

Slow-Cooked Lamb with Potatoes – Kuzi de Pesah

Detail of photo by: Marc Hoberman, on page 156

Detail of photo by: Marc Hoberman, on page 156

An easy one-pan lamb and potato dish which is perfect as a family meal and a chilly night. The lamb is gently simmered on the stovetop then briefly browned in the oven. Traditionally this flavorsome dish is served on the Passover dinner, paired with a green spring salad or braised green beans.

3 1/4 lb shoulder of lamb, cut through the bone into even chunks *
5 tbsp olive oil
2 onions, roughly chopped
2 fresh bay leaves
2 small sprigs fresh rosemary
sea salt and freshly ground pepper
3-4 cups hot chicken soup
2 1/4 lb waxy potatoes, peeled and quartered lengthways
3 tbsp roughly chopped flat-leaf parsley (use leaves and tender stems)

You will need:
An enameled, cast-iron, shallow oven-to-table casserole

TRIM excess fat from the lamb.

HEAT 4 tbsp olive oil in the casserole over medium-high heat. Add the lamb and cook to batches on all sides until lightly browned. Remove the lamb with long tongs and keep in a heatproof dish.

ADD the onions to the casserole and cook for 5 minutes, stirring frequently, until softened. Return the browned meat to the pan. Add the bay leaves, rosemary sprigs, and season with salt and pepper. Pour in enough hot stock to just cover the lamb. Bring to a boil. Cover, reduce the heat and simmer foe 3-4 hours or until the meat is tender, adding more hot stock as necessary. Skim the fat off the cooking juices in the pan.

MEANWHILE boil the potatoes until just tender and drain.

SCATTER the potatoes over the lamb and sprinkle with half the parsley over the lamb and sprinkle with half the parsley,. Drizzle the remaining olive over the potatoes and season with salt and pepper.

PREHEAT the oven to grill/broil 15 minutes before serving. Place in under the grill for 15 minutes or until the potatoes are golden brown. Serve at once with the remaining parsley sprinkled on top.

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STELLA’S HINTS:

  • * Ask your butcher to cut the shoulder into roughly 2- 2 1/2 inch chunks.
  • Lamb chops can be used instead of shoulder, which will save cooking time.

Enjoy, gentle reader, enjoy!

CS

31
Mar
15

Talking Wine for Passover and Beyond: Estie Wartenberg


estiewartenbergThis evening, Tuesday March 31, Estie Wartenbeg (who represents Recanati Winery for Palm Bay International), will be our guest at 10:00opm (Eastern Time). We will be discussing Recanati‘s newest offerings and old favorites. Food and wine pairings and more.

Meanwhile, in case you missed it, please listen to last eve’s broadcast with Our guests were Ami and Larissa Nahari the owners of The River – Fine Kosher Wines.

Don’t forget to tune us in this evening at 10:00 pm (Eastern Time) when we will be talking to Esti Wartenberg (who represents Recanati Winery for Palm Bay International),

CS 

30
Mar
15

Grape Salad


[Chef Ben Fleischman of yourkosher chef.com has once again shared one of his delicious but easy to prepare recipes. CS]

Grape Salad

PHOTO BY: BEN FLEISCHMAN

Grape-Salad

SAUCE

  • 8 ounces cream cheese
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

Mix above ingredients together and refrigerate. Note: the sauce can be refrigerated and used until the expiration date of the cheese and sour cream.

FRUIT

  • 1-1/2 pounds green seedless grapes
  • 1-1/2 pounds red seedless grapes

Remove grapes from stem and place in bowl. Pour the sauce mixture over the grapes and stir gently to coat the grapes. Refrigerate until ready to assemble and serve

TOPPING

  • 1 cup pecans
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar

Toast the pecans on a cookie sheet at 350 for 15 minutes. Break the pecans into small pieces and place in zip lock bag. Add the brown sugar and mix. Store until ready to assemble and serve

ASSEMBLY

Stir the grape sauce to coat the grapes. Spoon into individual serving bowls. Sprinkle topping over the fruit and garnish with a sprig of mint.

Enjoy, gentle reader, enjoy!

CS

30
Mar
15

Talking Wine for Passover and Beyond: Ami and Larissa Nahari


—UPDATE!! UPDATE!! UPDATE!!—

DUE TO CIRCUMSTANCES BEYOND OUR CONTROL THIS RADIO BROADCAST HAS BEEN
RESCHEDULED TO 
MONDAY THE 30TH, 10PM (EASTERN TIME)

This evening at 10:00pm (Eastern Time) we will be talking wine once again, our guests will be Ami and Larissa Nahari the owners of The River – Fine Kosher Wines. Ami has been on our show before; for quite a while now we’ve been trying to get Larissa on the show, finally we’ve succeeded in getting them both.

Ami, Larissa and the twins

Ami, Larissa and the twins

Ami is the CEO of The River and Larissa is the company’s Marketing Director, together they form a formidable team dedicated to bring some of the best kosher wines to the American market. Please tune us in this evening, at 10:00pm (Eastern Time) for an interesting show.

Meanwhile (in case you missed it), please listen to our show from last evening with Michael Jordan from Skyview Wines and
Spirits
.

Don’t forget to tune us in this evening at 10:00pm (Eastern Time) when we will be talking to Ami and Larissa Nahari from The River. We’ll be waiting for you.

CS

—UPDATE!! UPDATE!! UPDATE!!—

DUE TO CIRCUMSTANCES BEYOND OUR CONTROL THIS RADIO BROADCAST HAS BEEN
RESCHEDULED TO 
MONDAY THE 30TH, 10PM (EASTERN TIME)

27
Mar
15

Oven-Roasted Fingerling Potatoes


The perfect, delicious, side dish for any main – whether on Passover or the rest of the year – it’s incredibly simple to make.

From Geila Hocherman‘s Kosher Revolution,  page 145

Oven-Roasted Fingerling Potatoes

Serves 6

Photo on page 145, by: Antonis Achilleous

Photo by: Antonis Achilleous

Not every delicious dish needs to be complicated. This savory side of crisp, garlicky potatoes almost makes itself. It’s the perfect accompaniment to roast meats, chicken or fish – just about any main item.I like to season these with rosemary , but see other options in the ingredient listing.

  • 3 pounds unskinned fingerling potatoes
  • 6 garlic cloves, flattened with the side of a knife
  • 2 teaspoons sea salt
  • 1/2 cup extra-virgin oil
  • Four-3-inch fresh rosemary sprigs, 4 thyme sprigs, or 1/4 cup chopped flat-leaf parsley
  1. Preheat the oven to 375 F. In a medium roasting pan, combine the potatoes and garlic. Add the salt, oilve oil a nd rosemary, and toss
  2. Roast the potatoes until golden , about 45 minutes, stirring every 15 minutes to 20 minutes to ensure browning. Serve.

Enjoy, gentle reader, enjoy!
CS

26
Mar
15

Passover Cooking with Susie Fishbein at Pomegranate – Part 2


Susie Fishbein demonstrated two more superb dishes:

Tershi in Pessach Couscous

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Yield: 10 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 cups prepared Passover couscous, set aside
  • 4 lbs kabocha squash
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped Pomegranate pickled lemon (3 – 4 slices)
  • Olive oil
  • eggplant
  • 1/2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1/2 tsp sweet paprika
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp cumin
  • 1/8 tsp cayenne
  • 1/2 jalapeño pepper
  • 8 cloves fresh garlic

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 450 F.
  2. Cover a cookie sheet with parchment paper. Place the squash chunks skin-side-down. Drizzle and rub with olive oil. Roast until soft, time will differ based on size of chunks (25-40 minutes). Allow to cool.
  3. Cover two gas grates with foil. Place the eggplant right over each grate. Use tongs to turn as each side gets charred. After each eggplant is completely charred, place into a colander over a bowl and allow to cool.
  4. Spoon the pumpkin off the skin, discard skin. Mash with a fork and place into a bowl.
  5. Remove the charred skin from the eggplant and discard. Mash the flesh on a cutting board, chopping and scraping it with the side of your knife. Add to the pumpkin. Sprinkle smoked paprika, sweet paprika, salt, cayenne, and pickled lemon. In a food processor with the metal “s” blade, pulse the jalapeño and garlic. Add to mixture. Mix well to distribute spices. Spoon over the couscous.

Enjoy, gentle reader, enjoy!

CS

25
Mar
15

Passover Cooking with Susie Fishbein at Pomegranate – Part 1


Last evening Pomegranate featured cookbook author Susie Fishbein, who demonstrated some delicious Passover recipes. The demo was well attended by an enrapt audience, who got to enjoy some succulent dishes, following the cooking demonstration.

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She demoed three dishes: Chimichurri Steak Salad, Tershi in Pessach Couscous and Pulled Barbecue Beef Tacos.

Chimichurri Steak Salad

Yield: 10 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 – 2 lbs shoulder London Broil
  • 6 cloves fresh garlic
  • 1 (1/2 inch) slice red onion
  • 1/2 cup fresh parsley leaves
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 1 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/2 tsp fine sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 4 oz mache and other salad greens
  • 1/2 small kohlrabi, peeled, cut into matchsticks
  • 1/4 small fennel, shaved into paper thin slices
  • 1 Persian cucumber, w/skin , cut into thin slices
  • 2 Shishito peppers, cut into thin slices on the diagonal
  • 4 – 5 cherry tomatoes
  • 1 slice Pomegranate Pickled Lemon, finely chopped

Dressing

  • 2 tbsp Pomegranate Chimichurri Dip
  • 2 tbsp Extra Virgin olive oil or Zeta brand Basil And Garlic flavored olive oil
  • fresh parsley, chopped for garnish
  • 1 tbsp water

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Directions

  1. Pat the meat dry with paper towels. Set aside.
  2. In the bowl of a food processor(or mini chop) fitted the metal “s” blade, pulse the garlic and red onion . Add the parsley, lemon juice, vinegar, oregano, salt, pepper, and olive oil. Pulse again. Rub this paste all over one side of the steak. Allow to marinate while you prepare the salad.
  3. Place the salad greens onto a platter. Top with the kohlrabi, fennel, cucumber, peppers, and tomatoes. Toss. Sprinkle on the chopped lemon.
  4. Heat the oil in a grill pan. Add the steak, Sear for 6-7 minutes. Using tongs, turnover and sear on the other side for 7 minutes. Remove to cutting board. Allow to stand for 10 minutes, thinly slice on the diagonal. Arrange over the salad.
  5. In a small bowl, whisk the chimichurri dip, olive oil, and water. Drizzle over the salad. Garnish with chopped fresh parsley.

Enjoy, gentle reader, enjoy!

CS

25
Mar
15

Talking Wine for Passover and Beyond: Michael Jordan


Michael-JordanOur guest on The Kosher Scene Radio Show this evening at 10:00pm (Eastern Time) will be Michael Jordan, from Skyview Wine and SpiritsMichael is 30 years old,  born in Honduras, of Mayan ancestry, he was adopted when he was just a cfew weeks old. He grew up in Riverdale with with his sister Debra. Mr. Jordan is a fully observant shomer Shabbos, fully committed Jew. His interest in wine came through the social scene and evolved into a profession.

Aside from his extensive knowledge on the subject, aside from his interesting life journey you’ll find him an interesting and witty conversationalist. Please be sure to tune us in this evening, at 10:00pm (Eastern Time) on BlogTalkRadio.com.

Meanwhile, don’t forget to listen to (if you haven’t done so already) to our archived past Monday broadcast with former Wall Streeter turned Wine Merchant H. Ronald Jordan, from V.O.S. Selections.

Don’t forget to tune us in this evening at 10:00pm (Eastern Time) for a fun, and educational 30 minutes with Michael Jordan, from Skyview Wine and Spirits, we’ll be waiting for you.

CS

23
Mar
15

Talking Wine for Passover and Beyond: Ronald Jordan


HRonJordFinally after a rather long hiatus we are back, at 10:00pm (Eastern Time) this evening, with The Kosher Scene Radio Show. Our guest is H. Ronald Jordan, a Wine Merchant with V.O.S. Selections, an Artisanal Wine and Spirits Importer/Wholesaler in NYC for over 28 years.

Ronald has been in the wine business for over 12 years and is  a member of the American Sommelier Association.  He’s traveled extensively  throughout the USA, France, Italy, Greece, Argentina, and Japan, visiting vineyards, wineries and breweries, to learn the characteristic of each terroir and the different processes of creating wines, spirits, and sakes.  He works with Chefs, restaurants, and stores in the NYC Metro area, helping to create some of the best winelists in The City.

He will discuss with us the company’s portfolio of kosher wines including their Taanug Cava, which we mentioned last Tuesday in our post on The Jewish Week’s Grand Kosher Wines Tasting. Ron’s knowledge and warm personality are sure to make this a very interesting and informative show. Don’t forget to tune us in this evening at 10:00pm Eastern Time at Talking Wine for Passover and Beyond: Ronald Jordan

We’ll be waiting for you!

CS




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