From Lenox China
Butterfly Meadow Service for Eight
Enter our FREE random giveaway to win a service for eight of Butterfly Meadow from Lenox China -- one of the most gorgeous casual dinnerware patterns, anywhere.
This scallop-rimmed set is filled with colorful butterflies and flowers, evoking the beauty of butterfly meadows. Each exquisite place setting includes a dragonfly dinner plate, a tiger swallowtail... Read more...
Circle of Jewish Holidays
By Ben Avram
We are delighted to introduce a new KosherEye partner-The Blue and White Gallery, located at 1 Cardo Street in the Old City of Jerusalem. The gallery was established in 1967, when the city was reunited after the six-day-war. It is run by Israeli artist Udi Merioz who is also currently the curator of the Israeli Prime Ministers' Art Collection. Blue and White is the largest exporter of artwork... Read more...
Jack’s Gourmet Kosher Deli Meats & Sausages
KosherEye is delighted to partner with Jack's Gourmet offering our readers a chance to win a gourmet selection of kosher deli and specialty meat products. Jack's Gourmet co–founders Dr. Alan Broner and Chef Jack Silberstein are offering a gift certificate to one lucky reader per month a chance to WIN a $50 gift certificate valid for any meat products at... Read more...
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Shavuot Coloring Page
From our friend Ann D. Koffsky - talented illustrator, children's book author and speaker - two printable coloring pages: one for Shavuot and another for Yom Yerushalayim, a day which commemorates the reunification of... Read more...
Afternoon Tea in London
For the Royals and You!
If you are crossing the pond and going to London, we have a lovely suggestion for you.
Enjoy a kosher "Afternoon Tea" in London including traditional British tea sandwiches with fillings, scones, home-made jam and cream, a selection of miniature desserts and a wide variety... Read more...
Rodent Infestation at Kosher Food Warehouse in Queens
The mission of KosherEye is to make our readers aware of trends and developments related to the kosher culinary world. Sometimes this is difficult to report – because the news may not be positive. We feel that we are obligated to share the following story that broke last week... Read more...
2012 Summer Fancy Food Show
How do we briefly describe aisles and aisles of gourmet foods, all there for 3 days of sampling? Our experience at the massive Summer Fancy Food Show held this week in Washington DC was simply one continuous gala tasting party. We deem the event a “Disneyworld” for foodies, including kosher foodies. As we tirelessly, walked aisle after aisle of this fabulous food show, we were dazzled and delighted with the wide kosher selection. Kosher was almost everywhere! At first glance, or shall we say first tasting, we present a few winners. Many more will follow as we review our extensive list of new kosher discoveries.
Yogurt…Our favorite new find for drinkable yogurt was Siggi’s, a high protein yogurt, and Siggi’s Skyr, a spoonable traditional yogurt of Iceland
Just when we thought we had yogurt covered we discovered the very delicious, Karoun Dairies Mediterranean style yogurt. We tasted the honey flavor, and it was a HONEY!
Then came the frozen treats such as gelato, yogurt and ice creams:
Chozen is an all natural ice cream. We sampled 3 flavors (Well why not!) Apples and Honey, Ronne’s Rugelach and Matzoh Crunch. This brand is currently distributed primarily in the Northeast, but stay tuned. It can be ordered online. The company owners are a mother-daughter team.
And of course, how could we resist a taste of one of our very favorites, Ciao Bella – and their new introduction Adonia Greek Frozen Yogurt – so refreshing! By the way Greek frozen yogurt is a creamy new trend!
Yes, we did finally proceed in our tasting to healthful snacks. We found at least 15 kinds of chips in addition to various types of potato chips including chips made of lentils, veggies, pita, beans, pretzels, dried fruits and more. There were gluten free and salt free, baked and fried. We particularly enjoyed our taste of Snikiddy brand snacks. And, if you follow this link, we are providing a Snikiddy coupon.
There was infused everything, including salt and olive oil; Lots of pasta in so many flavors—but we certainly wish more of the Italian pastas were kosher certified! And then, of course the chocolate—in many guises - infused, flavored, ground, bars, chips, cocoa. It was a “Willy Wonka” chocolate dream. Ask us about the rich, deep flavors of Guylian.
The product choices were infinite – Himalayan salt, fig and ginger jams and jellies, unusual ketchups, cookies, sorbets, olives, soups, salmon jerky, smoked fish delicacies, coffees, candies, and more — much globally sourced, but even more made in the USA!
We enjoyed seeing friends from “our sweet hometown” Georgia company, Savannah Bee and head beekeeper, Ted Dennard. (We think this is one of the world’s best honeys!) A highlight of the show for us was our chat with one of the top bean counters on the globe…the amazing CEO of the Jelly Belly company, Herm Rowland. He is an extraordinary businessman, and a nice person. More about this chat in future columns. How wonderful to see multiple generations of a family working together. Our kosher sweet tooth is appreciative to have this product available to us! Want to know what’s in the Jelly Belly pipeline? It’s going to be hot – Tabasco!
We think that the Summer Fancy Food show trends can be summed up as: healthful, low calorie, protein packed, gluten–free, natural and happily kosher! In fact, according to a recent finding by Mintel, a well recognized London–based leading global supplier of consumer, product and media intelligence, kosher is now the #1 claim on new products.*
Do visit KosherEye often in the next weeks and months, so that we can introduce you to some of our favorite new kosher products, brands and finds!
* “It was found out that among the commodities from the beverage and food industry, “Kosher” garnered 27% (5,606 out of 20,455) making it more popular than the most common claim, “all–natural product”. Lagging behind “kosher” and “all–natural products” are “no additives/preservatives” ,"low/no/reduced allergen," and "gluten–free."