Mahia (Eau de Vie) Nahmias et Fils. Drink - and Eat - to Your Health!

Mahia (Eau de Vie) Nahmias et Fils. Drink – and Eat – to Your Health!

I recently had the pleasure of meeting Dorit and David Nahmias, distillers extraordinaire, of Mahia and Rye Whisky at Nahmias et Fils: their Mahia is fabulous! They even gave me and my friend Chaim Szmidt a grand tour of their distillery in the Bronx: Impressive! The famous Sephardi fig- and anise-  scented liquor (Mahia and […]

Kosher by Design Cooking

Kosher by Design Cooking Coach: Susie Fishbein

The only thing that would be more delicious than admiring Susie Fishbein’s latest cookbook ‘Kosher by Design Cooking Coach’ with its lavish display of gorgeous pictures would be to roll up your sleeves, open the book on any page, and go chopchop. This, Susie’s latest and eighth, cookbook, goes beyond the scope of her series, […]

Hurricane Friends in Distress: Chabad Brighton Beach

Our dear friends Rabbi Zushe and Rebetzin Esther Winner, Shluchim at Chabad Brighton Beach, have suffered tremendous losses in Hurricane Sandy, and their home and their schul are very badly damaged (I was told their Torah miraculously survived). Rebetzin Esther, ever the organizer, and brave at all times including these dire times, has meticulously listed […]

Plums-Recipes-LevanaCooks

The Delicious World of Plums. Plum Sauce and Much More. Recipes

I get my fill of plums every summer while they are plentiful and linger until late October. Early November, and they are still there: Bring some plums home while they last! The variety of plums I love is the long, dark, sweet, plump and firm-tender, called Damson Plums. There’s nothing I don’t do with plums: […]

Hurricane Halloween

Hurricane Halloween

We always tell ourselves, as soon as we can set aside a couple days, we will put order in those photo albums, match – or dispose of – those missing socks, write our friends, make play dates. Like so many others, I have finally had just such days to myself, and not a stitch of […]