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Is there a fix for my chicken soup - it tastes sour

make a fresh batch. when in doubt, throw it out.

Apr 10, 2014
ahuva in Kosher

How much should an "all you can eat" buffet cost?

seems fair to me. restaurants in Brooklyn that have 'all you can eat' usually have price points closer to 20/head

Apr 10, 2014
ahuva in Kosher

Ladino Grill *gone*

another one bites the dust...

Apr 07, 2014
ahuva in Kosher

Passover Traditions From Around the World

we always do that! we love egg soup!

Apr 03, 2014
ahuva in Kosher

KFP marinara sauce

pomegranate has almost an entire aisle devoted to red sauces for pesach.

Apr 01, 2014
ahuva in Kosher

KP Chili Powder

there's definitely cayenne pepper but I don't know about chili powder

Mar 31, 2014
ahuva in Kosher

Pie in Brooklyn?

chiffon's on avenue p does fruit pies really nicely. the korn's version (kings highway and east 9, 13th avenue and something) aren't too bad either.

Mar 30, 2014
ahuva in Kosher

Who will have prepared foods for Pesach in Brooklyn?

no mention of prices for good reason - be prepared to pay through the nose. that being said, the food is always reliable and I don't know that Pomegranate is that much more expensive for good prepared pesach foods than other places.

Mar 29, 2014
ahuva in Kosher

Recipes for a Ronco Rotiserrie

i did a small roast last week - basted it with a miso butter (mixture of white miso and butter) every so often - it came out really juicy

Mar 29, 2014
ahuva in Home Cooking

Brooklyn Steak Company - Delicious new restaurant

sounds like a great place - thanks for the review

Mar 25, 2014
ahuva in Kosher

Your Favorite Beer Snack?

Anderson hard pretzels. Onion rings or a bloomin' onion flower (same idea, I know). A hot pastrami on rye.

Mar 24, 2014
ahuva in Beer

KLP "beer"

I tried it on Thursday - it's from Tribe - it tasted like sweet beer

Mar 22, 2014
ahuva in Kosher

Stick margarine for pesach this year?

i think i've seen mother's sticks for pesach - but it's much cheaper on production lines to do the one pound bars, which is why they're so much more ubiquitous.

Mar 19, 2014
ahuva in Kosher

I need snack ideas!

roasted cauliflower? Turkey breast slices and salsa? Fresh mushrooms and salsa or tahini or hummus?

Mar 19, 2014
ahuva in Special Diets

Passover meatball recipe

you can also try adding in potato flakes (instant mashed potatoes flakes) - it'll extend the meat and make for very soft balls.

Mar 18, 2014
ahuva in Kosher
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Passover meatball recipe

does that mean that you mix the meat mixture with the matzoh ball mixture or that you make matzoh balls and meatballs and simmer together?

Mar 18, 2014
ahuva in Kosher

Best Kosher Salami beyond mediocre hebrew national

i like the meal mart and international glatt kosher brands. jack's (of facon fame) salami should be good as well, although I don't actually know with any certainty if it is. the charcuterie plate at Prime Grill in Manhattan features a really, really good salami

Mar 18, 2014
ahuva in Kosher

Who will have prepared foods for Pesach in Brooklyn?

Pomegranate, Meisner's, Meal Mart. Nesher in Boro Park, maybe? I would definitely start with Pomegranate, though - they'll have the largest selection and I've only ever heard good things. Pomegranate offers gebrokts and non-gebrokts options. Meal Mart is great for your basics - kugels, salads, etc.

Mar 17, 2014
ahuva in Kosher

Dessert this Shabbos?? - hamentaschen or not?

this shabbos i'm definitely going to get down with my hamentaschen because on Purim I never try them - always too much jelly goodness in every box. I'm going to do a big bakery one, so that people can take little pieces off and try different flavors.

Mar 12, 2014
ahuva in Kosher

Under the category of "culture clash" and "world's collide" in kosher food

is it any different from supersizing the fries with a diet coke? fat-free milk in the coffee with a dunkin' donut?

Mar 12, 2014
ahuva in Kosher

10 iconic casual foods in New York 2014

there are the devout di fara followers that will say that avenue j is the only place to get a slice in new york. the vendor-hawked hot dogs, hot pretzels or roasted chestnuts are all pretty iconic as well, along with a bagel with a shmear or a pastrami on rye. serendipity's frozen hot chocolate is a lot of fun and shake shack is worth a shot.

Mar 12, 2014
ahuva in Manhattan

Savory Hamentashen

you could always try doing something with pizza dough and a spiced tomato-ground meat or duck breast filling?

Mar 08, 2014
ahuva in Kosher

Best hamentaschen in NYC

I like the hamentaschen at Prime Butcher Baker, on the Upper East Side. In Brooklyn, I like Presser's, Schreiber's, Ostrovitsky's. I like the Yossi's jelly hamentaschen, but not the chocolate ones. The prepacked Ostreicher's and Reisman brands are pretty good too.

Mar 05, 2014
ahuva in Kosher

Best hamentaschen in NYC

Brooklyn or Manhattan?

Mar 04, 2014
ahuva in Kosher

Would you use butter in place of schmaltz in matzo balls?

I always use seltzer and never had a sinker. I think the quality of the matzah meal used would have a great impact on the buoyancy of the balls. but my bubby used seltzer in her balls, my mom uses seltzer in her balls, so i use seltzer in my balls.

Mar 02, 2014
ahuva in Home Cooking
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Dairy birthday cake (Brooklyn)

Schreiber's does Parve cakes but they do a great job with characters - ditto for Chiffon's (Chiffon's is on Avenue P between east 4th and east 5th {or so - somewhere around there}; Schreiber's is on Avenue M between Nostrand Avenue and East 31st street). You can try the Ice Cream House on Avenue M and East 18th street for a dairy ice cream chalav yisroel cake. Alternatively, many CArvel ice cream bakeries are kosher - maybe they have cookie monster cakes?

Feb 25, 2014
ahuva in Kosher

Brooklyn Bakeries

Ostrovitsky's challahs - regular and whole wheat and birthday cakes - most all of them are great
Schreiber's for mini cupcakes (great for kids birthday parties) and their chocolate mousse birthday cakes and their cookies. not a fan of their custard cakes but i know people who love them.
Kaff's for their character cupcakes (kids love them) and their chocolate mousse pies and their mini birthday cakes (great for celebrating with a friend).
weiss's for their fruit tarts and most any birthday cakes.
Yossi's for their rugelach and water challahs
Presser's for the old-school cakes (marble, sponge, seven layer, chocolate chiffon chocolate chip) and danishes and hamentashen
Isaac's for their challahs and kokosh cake
Korn's for their cinnamon sticks and kokosh cake

Feb 19, 2014
ahuva in Kosher

Confession: I'm an offal lover. Are you?

fellow offal lover here. whether breaded and pan-fried or creamy in a sauce, i have a hard - nay, difficult - time passing on sweetbreads or tongue.

Feb 15, 2014
ahuva in General Topics
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Short Ribs (Braising) - 1st step question (brown in skillet or roast in oven)? Any difference?

I always do stove-top braising for my short ribs because i want to use all of the deliciousness that comes off the browning ribs for either sauteeing onions or to glaze the pan - i feel like browned bits add a lot to the overall dish.

Feb 12, 2014
ahuva in Home Cooking

Dried mushrooms? What's the point?

I used dried mushrooms when I want a super earthy "mushroomy" flavor - I find that the dried mushrooms themselves have a much more concentrated mushroom flavor, not to mention that the rehydrating liquid winds up a super flavorful mushroom "broth" addition to the risotto or dirty rice or dressing or soup that I'm making.

Feb 11, 2014
ahuva in General Topics
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