Kosher Latke Cook-off
Whole Foods Briarcliff, Atlanta, GA sponsored the first–ever Whole Foods Kosher Latke Cook–off competition. Team KosherEye (yours truly) competed against the fabulous, talented Whole Foods Demo Teams of Elisheva Robbins and Steve Rosetti. Whole Foods Team member Matt assisted. They grated – we didn't because we used frozen hash browns – we mixed, and we fried! In addition to our Fast, Fabulous Potato Latkes In–A–Hurry recipe, Elisheva prepared Sweet Potato Latkes and Steve prepared traditional Potato Latkes. Steve used a hand grater, Elisheva used a VitaMix Blender for grating and KosherEye used readymade frozen and defrosted grated potatoes. Toppings included fresh apple and pear sauce, sour cream and chives, nova, and a nova, cream cheese, caper, dill topping. What a fun time was had by all!
Iron Chef Latke Cook-off
Whole Foods Briarcliff
Sunday, December 9th, 12 – 2:00
Kosher Latke Tasting & Competition. We invite everyone to come taste the latkes! Lois and Roberta from KosherEye.com will be frying against Elisheva and Matt from Whole Foods Briarcliff in the first Whole Foods Briarcliff Kosher Latke Cook-off! Team KosherEye will be frying up an easy recipe for “Latkes in a Hurry”. Team Whole Foods Briarcliff will be preparing Elisheva's secret latke recipe.
You be the judge – Let the Latke Cook–off tasting begin! Ready, Set, Fry, Eat!
Fun, Recipes, Tasting
Old Jews Telling Jokes
Non-Stop Laughter off Broadway
Humor has always been considered Jewish Novocain. So, if you simply want to laugh and set aside your “tsuris”, we recommend heading right to the off–Broadway production of the hilarious Old Jews Telling Jokes currently at the Westside Theater, 407 West 43rd St. in NYC.. Created by Peter Gethers and Daniel Okrent, Old Jews Telling Jokes showcases five actors in a revue that pays tribute to and reinvents classic jokes and one–liners of the past and present. The show also features comic songs as well as tributes to some comedy icons of the past. The production is based on the website that actually inspired the show: Old JewsTellingJokes.com. If you’ve ever had a mother or visited a doctor – Old Jews Telling Jokes will make you smile. The jokes span the passages of everyday life – personal, business, love, marriage, and old age. And as others have qvelled: “You’ll laugh ‘til you plotz”. Be aware, however, that some of the humor is R–rated.
if you would enjoy some weekly laughter sent to your inbox, do subscribe to their newsletter at oldjewstellingjokesonstage.com.
"Why don't Jewish mothers drink? They don't want to dull the pain.
Social Media Dinner - Abigael's
What a night, what a meal, and what a gathering – it was a sold–out event! The "who’s who" of foodies, magazine editors, and lifestyle bloggers dined on an exclusive menu created by celebrity Chef Jeff Nathan at Abigael's on Broadway in Manhattan. We would like to share the highlights of the evening.
2nd Annual Pre-Kosherfest Dinner and Wine Tasting
Abigael's on Broadway, NY
Monday Nov 12th from 5:30 - 8:30
Food writers, culinary editors, social media personalities, recipe bloggers, cookbook authors and food brand professionals are invited to attend an exciting pre-Kosherfest event on Monday November 12th. Fabulous Menu, VIP Swag Bag included!
Eat and drink the night away at an evening of tweeting, greeting, meeting relaxing and chatting with other foodies. Three course gourmet dinner and wine tasting presented by TV personality, cookbook author, restaurateur Chef Jeffrey Nathan. $55 per person — reservations limited. Live Facebooking and Tweeting, too! This event will also support Masbia, the NY area kosher food soup kitchen.
A special menu prepared by Chef Jeffrey Nathan
Stir Fried Bell Peppers, Napa Cabbage and Bok Choy with Coconut Rice and Sweet & Sour Rice
Wild Mushroom Polenta
Creamy Soft Polenta with a Fricassee of Wild Mushrooms, Herbs and White Truffle Oil
Smoked Brisket Eggroll
Texas Style, with BBQ Vinaigrette and a Chipotle Potato Salad
On Table to Share
Cedar Plank Salmon
Oven Roasted, with Whipped Sweet Potatoes and maple-Bourbon Honey Drizzle
A Petite Ballantine with Herbed Sourdough Stuffing,
Paired with a Pan Seared Semi-Boneless Breast,
Topped with Sausage in a Light Sauce of Dijon Mustard and White Wine
Brazilian Rib Steak
28 day Dry Aged Prime Cut; Served on the Bone with Potato Hash and Ancho Chile Ketchup
On Table to Share
Honey Roasted Potatoes
Vegetables of the Season
Warm Apple Cobbler
Bourbon Caramel Sauce and Cinnamon Dust
Molten Chocolate Cake
Served Warm with Fresh Berry Compote
Served with a Pina Colada Drizzle
Reservations: Social Media Dinner
Dinner Event Sponsors:
Kosher Food Blogger Conference
The Carlton Hotel, Manhattan
Monday, Nov 12th from 10 – 4:30
The mission of the 1st 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.
Grab a cab and head over to The Social Media Dinner and Wine Tasting at Abigael's on Broadway, which follows the conference at 5:30.
Separating Egg Whites/Yolks
An EGGciting Internet craze on YouTube! A new way to separate egg whites/yolks using an empty plastic soda bottle. We saw it demonstrated, live, at a cooking demonstration and LOVED the idea The original video is in Japanese − just watch the pictures as it is self explanatory! The second video is in English and is a "take" on the original. We are posting this one just in case you need further explanation. Wish that we would have thought of this – so easy and so clever!
Allergy Friendly Recipes
KosherEye friend Tamar Warga has compiled a collection of allergy free Rosh Hashanah recipes. The e-book: A Taste of Sweetness can be purchased online for $5.
Jewish Holiday Blog Party
Recipes, Prizes, Fun! You are invited to the first ever Jewish Holiday Blog Party celebrating Rosh Hashanah. Jewish bloggers from all over the world are celebrating with all kinds of twists on traditional Rosh Hashanah foods. KosherEye is sharing our recipe for Simanim Salad – one of our favorites for Rosh Hashanah – so do join us, enjoy recipes from 29 participating blogs, enter to win a great prize and Let's Party!
Shofar, So Good: Cook Up A Sweet New Year
KosherEye friend Chef Laura Frankel, is giving an exciting demo at the Spertus Center for Jewish Learning and Culture in Chicago. The subject is apples – perfect for the Rosh Hashanah holiday. Chef Laura is doing exciting new variations on the traditional fruit eaten during this holiday.
Monday, September 10 at 6:30 pm
At Spertus, 610 S Michigan Avenue
Honeycrisp, Winesap, Empire — Would an apple by any other name taste as sweet? You decide! Let Chef Laura Frankel guide you through a smorgasbord of locally grown apples and then demonstrate (and have you taste) delightful gourmet dishes perfect for a Jewish New Year’s celebration.Following the program, Chef Laura will sign copies of her cookbooks, Jewish Cooking for All Seasons and Jewish Slow Cooker Recipes, available for purchase from the Spertus Shop.
Chef Laura Frankel is Executive Chef for Spertus Kosher Catering and the author of the Chosen Bites column in the Jerusalem Post. She is a passionate teacher who has made it her mission to re-imagine and revitalize the diverse and delicious traditions of Jewish cooking.
$25, includes take-home recipes.
Buy tickets online at spertus.edu or call 312.322.1773
For additional program information, click here.