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EST. 2011 BY LIZ RUEVEN
Monday, March 20, 2017

Fudgy Chocolate Bundt Cake that’s Perfect for Pesach

Fudgy Chocolate Bundt Cake that’s Perfect for Pesach

When I think of planning for Passover I gravitate to desserts first. Although I always want to add new flavors to our holiday table, the last course is always my challenge. That's why I start this review with mention of the most delicious, dairy-free, gluten-free, Fudgy Chocolate Bundt Cake with Coffee Gla...

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Tsion Cafe; Where Ethiopia Meets Israel in Harlem

Tsion Cafe; Where Ethiopia Meets Israel in Harlem

When I read about Tsion Cafe, Beejhy Barhany’s cozy spot in Harlem, I wondered if the menu would link her journey from Ethiopia to NYC via Israel. Like so many immigrants’ stories, this chef’s personal history informs her cooking in plenty of delectable ways. While many dishes are distinctly Ethiopi...

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Off the Beaten Track in Haifa and Just Beyond

Off the Beaten Track in Haifa and Just Beyond

M and I have calculated that we've traveled to Israel about 40 times together to visit his family in Haifa. So you can imagine the challenge of finding new adventures while we're based in their hometown. Luckily, we're all history buffs and foodies so there is always something new to discover. In such a sm...

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

12 Guest Chefs Bring Star Power to Street Food

12 Guest Chefs Bring Star Power to Street Food

I know I promised you more on my noshing adventures in Israel (watch for it next week) but suddenly I realized that I have neglected to share something BIG with you falafel lovers living here in the USA! In September, Chef Einat Admony of Taim, Balaboosta, Bar Bolonat and Top Chef fame kicked off a 12 mont...

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Winter Scenes from Tel Aviv’s Outdoor Food Market

Winter Scenes from Tel Aviv’s Outdoor Food Market

Carmel Market in Tel Aviv is one of the most vibrant spots in this city of contrasts. No matter how many times I've visited, I am seduced by shapely and unfamiliar fruit (winter pomelos!), chunks of stinky goat cheese and nutty pastries in this sprawling outdoor food market. As bright colors, sharp aroma...

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

LOX & Lots More at this Museum Cafe

LOX & Lots More at this Museum Cafe

When I visited LOX, an unassuming cafe at the Museum of Jewish Heritage, NYC, I had an all star group of noshers with me. I was sure I could count on this crew, all food writers and chefs, to savor a selection of newly inspired old world Jewish favorites, even if it took hours,

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Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Spice it Up with this Giveaway before Thanksgiving

Spice it Up with this Giveaway before Thanksgiving

Just on time for Thanksgiving, we're offering up inspiration to help get you excited for cooking any and all parts of the holiday meal. Lior Lev Sercarz, owner of NYC's famed La Boite spice emporium and master spice blender, has kindly shared one copy of his magnificent book, The Spice Companion, a Guide ...

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Perfect Timing for The Spice Companion

Perfect Timing for The Spice Companion

You don't have to be an herbalist, mixologist or gourmet chef to fall for Lior Lev Sercarz' magnificent and accessible guide, The Spice Companion; A Guide to the World of Spices.

Watch for our give-away later this week.

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Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Make your own Ice Cream & Leave the Drips at CoolMess

Make your own Ice Cream & Leave the Drips at CoolMess

Ice Cream in August? We feel it. If you're looking for a cool experience in NYC, that will appeal to ice cream lovers of all ages, you're in luck. And as much as we love ice cream in the summer, this is not a one season recommendation.
Cool Mess, a recently opened DIY ice cream salon on the Upper Eas...

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

5 Spoke Creamery; Family Cheese Making from Barn to Table

5 Spoke Creamery; Family Cheese Making from Barn to Table

When Barbara and Alan Glustoff bought their 110 year old dairy farm in Goshen, NY they were on a determined mission. They wanted to create small batch, artisanal, raw milk cheese and to guide every step of the process from feeding and milking the cows to bringing cheese to the table.

In just four sh...