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EST. 2011 BY LIZ RUEVEN
Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Moss Cafe Fuses Farm to Table with Kosher

Moss Cafe Fuses Farm to Table with Kosher

By the time owner Emily Weisberg launched her kickstarter campaign, Moss Cafe was already blinking wildly on our radar. Their mission is so clearly stated, so authentic, so pure, that we took notice many months before they opened.  We waited patiently and then gave them a few months to settle into their natu...

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Back 40 Kitchen: Taste their Values

Back 40 Kitchen: Taste their Values

If you care about authenticity and a clear vision that begins on a family farm, bringing the freshest ingredients possible to your plate, you'll love Back 40 Kitchen as much as we did. Every detail of the recently opened farm to table restaurant is an expression of Bill and Lesley King's mission to bring o...

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Swooning over Babke Swirls at Padoca Bakery

Swooning over Babke Swirls at Padoca Bakery

When Florence Fabricant, longtime food critic for the New York Times, mentioned a newly opened Brazilian bakery in NYC that creates guava and cheese babke swirls I was all lit up.  I guessed that the roots of  Padoca's treats, including challah french toast and black and white brownies, extended beyond S...

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Our Favorite Food Trucks & Where They Roll

Our Favorite Food Trucks & Where They Roll

They are geared up and ready to roll – and after spending the harsh winter cooped up inside, so are we.  We’re talkin’ food trucks. We’ve “mobilized” the top vegetarian, vegan, kosher and kosher friendly trucks. You'll have a great ride hopping from falafel and kosher schnitzel to cold-pressed sm...

Monday, February 9, 2015

Petite Shell Tempts with Golden Rugelach

Petite Shell Tempts with Golden Rugelach

I heard the temptation before I inhaled it as I rounded the corner of 85th Street on Lexington Ave. in NYC.  Two young Moms clasped each other's well cloaked arms on a freezing January day and gasped, "Do you smell the butter? We've got to get one!" Indeed the alluring aromas of warm, sweet pastries and s...

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Is this Kosher Chef the Next Top Chef? Consider this Ceviche.

Is this Kosher Chef the Next Top Chef? Consider this Ceviche.

How does a non-Jewish, half-Mexican, half-Japanese, treyf-loving chef become the first ever kosher “cheftestant” on one of the most popular TV shows in the country? “I didn’t pick kosher, kosher picked me,” he claims. Chef Katsuji Tanabe of L.A.’s premiere authentic Mexican kosher restaurant...

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Breads Bakery Shares Festive Challah Secrets

Breads Bakery Shares Festive Challah Secrets

Breads Bakery, just off Union Square in NYC, was included in the not-to-miss list of best French bakeries in NYC posted on Eater in July. But wait! Is Breads Bakery French? Israeli? Danish? 11590...

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

The Granola Bar Keeps Ideas and Eats Fresh

The Granola Bar Keeps Ideas and Eats Fresh

Contributed by Katy Morris One (and we really mean just one) of the many reasons we flock to the The Granola Bar is that there really is something for all Westporters there. Early morning, frothy cappuccino after dropping the kids off at school? Check. Fresh, simple, locally sourced seasonal ingredient...

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Summer Baking with Advice from the Pros

Summer Baking with Advice from the Pros

contributed by Katy Morris Don’t let the thought of adding more heat to your kitchen deter you from baking this summer!  The bounty of local fruit in farmers' markets is truly irresistible, making summertime the perfect time to express your creative genius.  11618...

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Healthy Eats are Evolving at Food Evolution

Healthy Eats are Evolving at Food Evolution

Elizabeth Berney gladly guided me through the menu at her newly opened vegan cafe when I visited for lunch a couple of weeks back. I confess to heading out to Food Evolution when they had only been open for three weeks. But with a scarcity of vegetarian cafes in these parts I just couldn't resist. Conside...