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Reserve Cut

Both are great restaurants but Reserve Cut definitely has a certain 'coolness' factor that gives it the edge over Le Marais.

Apr 27, 2015
ahuva in Kosher

please help to update our family sedar recipes

I'm doing fried carrot and parsnip chips, along with rainbow quinoa and matzolah stuffing -

Mar 25, 2015
ahuva in Kosher

Soda in cans for Passover 2015

Mountain Fruit on Avenue M has Pepsi, Diet Pepsi, Dr. Brown's Black Cherry and Diet Ginger Ale in cans

Mar 25, 2015
ahuva in Kosher

Passover

Try Prime Butcher Baker - they're on the Upper East, not Upper West, but they'll have both desserts and capons - and most anything else you want.

Mar 18, 2015
ahuva in Manhattan

Critique my (first!) Pesach menu?

I would even go so far as to say not to worry about making a fancy dessert - after all, the afikoman is intended to be the dessert for the seder meal!

Mar 16, 2015
ahuva in Kosher

Critique my (first!) Pesach menu?

um...yum! but you'll have a hard time finding kosher l'pesach sour cream because the tofu is problematic - it's Kitniyot, something Ashkenazim won't eat on Pesach.

Mar 14, 2015
ahuva in Kosher

Heaviness of a second seder

i have serious eaters - while they don't want a full three or four course meal, they still want their meat!

Mar 12, 2015
ahuva in Kosher

Peanut Butter and. . .

chocolate! Always chocolate! And pretzel rods - not the thin sticks. And crunchy toast. OMG - try it on toasted cinnamon-raisin bagels. The best.

Mar 12, 2015
ahuva in General Topics

ISO of Great Kosher Bakery to make several cakes for Bar-Mitzvah Party

Chantilly chocolate cake is amazing!

Mar 11, 2015
ahuva in Kosher

ISO of Great Kosher Bakery to make several cakes for Bar-Mitzvah Party

There's also Prime Butcher Baker in Manhattan that does great cakes

Mar 09, 2015
ahuva in Kosher

Jewish meal

Today's Jews eat all sorts of foods - are you looking to go heavily Ashkenazi (Eastern European) or just more Jewish style? Sephardic (Spanish)? Israeli? The world is your Metaphorical oyster (oysters aren't Kosher) and you can go hog-wild (well, not really hog obviously).

International food teenagers can make in a classroom with only a microwave?

you could warm up falafel balls and make pita sandwiches - or just go cold with the dips, like hummus, tahini, or babaganoush. maybe steamed dumplings? what about roasted shisito peppers or edemame?

Mar 05, 2015
ahuva in General Topics

Glatt kosher hall in Brooklyn for wedding?

Try the Bay Ridge Golf Club?

Mar 04, 2015
ahuva in Kosher

Homemade chicken soup question

I always use raw chicken - and only bottoms and necks. I usually throw in a piece or two of meat - short ribs, usually. And while the chicken from the soup may not be to the liking of most foodies, I have customers for it at home (especially during these subzero days and nights those of us in the Northeast are suffering with!)

Feb 21, 2015
ahuva in Home Cooking

Passover Quinoa Flour

so cool!

Feb 17, 2015
ahuva in Kosher

Where can I get frozen raccoons?

Try Marine Park in Brooklyn, NY....

Feb 12, 2015
ahuva in Los Angeles Area

looking for mini chocolate liquor bottles

Try Top's on Avenue U in Brooklyn?

Feb 11, 2015
ahuva in Kosher

Great Food @ Badly Planned Event: Kosher Food & Wine Experience (KFWE) 2015

Had a great time although I concur with Adina - a lot of people but not a lot of room. A lot of jostling for the beef cheek tacos, the lamb bacon from wandering que, the gnocchi from Chagall was very nice. Don't hate me but I also loved the kugel from Pomegranate - they do the heimishe very nicely (although I could've done without the gala shots).

Feb 09, 2015
ahuva in Kosher
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I eat it my way

I like eating my main together with my salad. I always ask the waiters to bring the salad together with the main.

Is there a one-dish meal that you can't live without?

With the cold winter winds blowing outside, and a forecast of more snow, I'd have to go with my chicken soup, full of meat and chicken and vegetables, or my spaghetti and meatballs/bolognese (I guess, technically, two dishes?). Maybe my beef stew - also, full of carrots and other yummy veg.

Feb 04, 2015
ahuva in Home Cooking

Prime Cut butcher in Brooklyn - assessments?

no, I've been to both and I like both - i'm just partial to kings highway glatt. he also makes great egg rolls and great shawarma.

Feb 01, 2015
ahuva in Kosher
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Super Bowl 2015

the hated pats might've won but at least my food was a raving success! We had candied bacon, mini pretzel-hot dogs, shawarma with toppings, French fries and onion rings, avocado egg rolls and vegetable spring rolls, and, of course, wings (wouldn't be a super bowl without 'em!). At half time I made a big batch of popcorn and put out some homemade chocolate chip oatmeal cookie squares. There was also the regular array of chips, dips (hummus, guacamole, salsa, etc.), sodas, and beers. It was a great party!

Feb 01, 2015
ahuva in Home Cooking

Is it okay to...

when in doubt...do without! imho - definitely gauche.

Feb 01, 2015
ahuva in Not About Food
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Prime Cut butcher in Brooklyn - assessments?

they have good stuff, but you can also try Simon's butcher shop (I forget the actual name) on the corner of East second or third and Kings Highway (I think it's officially called Kings Highway Meats or Glatt or something). He has really good meats and prepared foods - Sephardi and non-Sephardi. try his chicken nuggets with rice krispies - my kids love them!

Jan 31, 2015
ahuva in Kosher
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Oh my!!! Blizzard coming....what to do....

no generator...will be restocking the kitchen with milk, frozen pizza, bread, and chocolate chips (will need to entertain the kids during the anticipated snow days - chocolate chip cookies anyone?)

Jan 25, 2015
ahuva in General Topics

potato kuggel

I've always only used potatoes, eggs, oil, onions, and hot water (it makes it lighter) in the kugel - never any flour or any other fillers you mentioned.

Jan 21, 2015
ahuva in Kosher

need a kosher restaurant on long island not five towns for business dinner

I love colbeh.

Jan 11, 2015
ahuva in Kosher

What are your home cooking goals for 2015?

I want to make a pie from scratch. I've never done pie crust, and I really want to this year.

Jan 08, 2015
ahuva in Home Cooking

Am I the only adult in America who doesn't like coffee?

When I was a kid I always envisioned adulthood as one big coffee orgy. My mother drinks coffee, but I wasn't allowed to try it until I "got older". Well, once I was older I tried it. I tried it again and again. I tried it with milk and I tried it without milk. I tried it with sugar and I tried it without sugar. I tried it flavored and I tried it plain. And then I gave up. I love the way that coffee smells. I love coffee ice cream. I love coffee cake. But I don't like coffee. And d'ya want to hear something funny? My husband doesn't like coffee either. We are probably the only household in America without a coffee machine. We buy instant coffee for when we have guests. we have a hot water urn and we let them make it themselves. I'm not sure we always have both caffeinated and decaf. Or milk or cream.

Grilled/cooked avocados?

I made a grilled 'guacamole' but I served it right after they were grilled - I have heard that avocados can go bitter when cooked but so far I haven't had that experience.

Jan 08, 2015
ahuva in Home Cooking