Sixth Sense

October 11, 2016

A friend I will call Isaac is a cruise addict. By his own admission, he and his wife recently took their 18th cruise. He recalled the days when he would take along his own food because the fare that was offered was simply not edible. “Today, I not only get great tasting kosher meals but I can get the chef to prepare many

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September 27, 2016

It is no secret that the kosher catering business of all types and sizes is booming. Some caterers have more than doubled their business in just the last 2-5 years. Several caterers I spoke to said that they have never been busier, with some talking about bookings into 2018. Sales to caterers and other foodservice

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September 12, 2016

Rifky has been baking ever since her mother crowned her as “the family baker” amongst her 5 sisters (she also has 5 brothers). Holiday-time meant that she would go into high gear baking for her parents and siblings. Now married for seven years, her passion for baking never ebbed and now her children are the

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August 22, 2016

I always enjoy visiting Crown Heights in Brooklyn, the neighborhood where I grew up. When my family left in the 60’s along with tens of thousands of others, no one envisioned that it would one day become such a thriving neighborhood with so many kosher stores and some of the city’s best upscale restaurants. So here I

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August 1, 2016

I travel quite extensively and rarely give a second thought to where I will secure kosher food. In recent years, I have been to such countries as Italy, Poland, Denmark, Russia, Germany, Argentina, the UK, and Holland to name but a few and always found a kosher restaurant or a Chabad house that offered kosher fare. This

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July 11, 2016

Walking the aisles of the Fancy Food Show at the Javits Center at the end of June was far different than walking the show at Kosherfest. The latter is like a homecoming for me while Fancy Food is like arriving in a warm friendly country. Of the estimated 7,000 trade people who visit Kosherfest, I would venture to say that

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June 20, 2016

My wife and I spent the just concluded “three day” holiday of Shavuos with our children in Monsey, NY and you guessed it, one of the six lavish meals included homemade sushi that my grandkids made from scratch. While an admirer of Sushi and its role in the upscaling of kosher, I opted for the Gefilte Fish platter

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June 6, 2016

This past Sunday New York’s Governor Andrew Cuomo signed an executive order declaring an open war on companies and organizations aligned with the pro-Palestine Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions Movement, or BDS. According to The New York Times, in the executive order Cuomo announces that he will order the commissioner of

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May 23, 2016

I had already written a column for my weekly “My Sixth Sense” when I came across a Facebook post that made me change course. Leah Cohen of Boca Raton was travelling to New York with Ari, her special needs son. She so wanted to have the experience of eating out with the family in one of New York’s fine kosher

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May 9, 2016

For thousands of Jews who observe Passover, the obligatory Pizza at the end of the holiday signals the end of the holiday. A good friend of mine ordered 6 pies to be delivered to the homes of his married children and at least one friend. It seems that after weeks of preparation, the pizza signals the all clear sign. Most

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