Antonio Russo Iced Desserts

Antonio Russo Iced Desserts

Parev ice cream has always been a bit of a contradiction in terms. Like meat-free meat. An exercise in ‘ersatz’ that’s doomed from the outset. Even though honourable (and less-honourable) attempts have been made, the results have always left a lot to be desired in terms of texture and taste. Well, here is some good news: Antonio… Continue Reading Antonio Russo Iced Desserts

Providence Deli Sauces and Relishes

Providence Deli Sauces and Relishes

Now here is something special: a new Kosher company who decides they’d rather sell in big supermarkets first then in Kosher shops. Thus competing with all other non-kosher products. That’s confidence for you. And the Providence Deli people have a lot to be confident about, as their range is superb! At the moment they only carry 5 products… Continue Reading Providence Deli Sauces and Relishes

Glenivet 18 Year Old Whiskey

Glenivet 18 Year Old Whiskey

The little River Livet which flows into the Spey is the home of the most famous glen in Scotland. It is set in the mountains and the water often flows for many miles underground. The unique water and ideal whisky distilling conditions give the character to these light, clean, flowery and spicey single malt whiskies.… Continue Reading Glenivet 18 Year Old Whiskey

‘Crème de la Crème’ Pâtisserie

‘Crème de la Crème’ Pâtisserie

When it comes to kosher patisseries in the UK the sad fact is that very few  provide the level of quality found in say France or non-kosher equivalents. Probably one of the only exceptions is ‘Crème de la Crème’ in London’s Golders Green. This is not surprising considering that its owner, Prosper Bitton, studied in France… Continue Reading ‘Crème de la Crème’ Pâtisserie

‘Zest’ Restaurant

‘Zest’ Restaurant

‘Zest’ is the restaurant/café/bar at the relatively new Jewish Cultural Centre JW3 on London’s Finchley Road. And it is a winner. This is what gourmet kosher cuisine should be like. Genuine quality and skill at the service of gastronomic creativity. The Israeli chef Eran Tibi worked with Yotam Ottolenghi and it shows. The menu is meat-free and the… Continue Reading ‘Zest’ Restaurant

‘White Fish’ Restaurant

‘White Fish’ Restaurant

Getting fish and chips just right is not as easy as it sounds. The fish can be too dry and boney, the batter too greasy and soggy, likewise for the chips (or worse: reheated in oil). But for London’s premier Kosher fish restaurant these dangers are non-existent. Based in Hendon, White Fish is an oasis… Continue Reading ‘White Fish’ Restaurant

‘La Fiesta’ Restaurant

‘La Fiesta’ Restaurant

Woody Allen once said: “Reality is an illusion. But it’s still the only place where you can get a good steak.” Well, if you’re looking for one the best steaks this side of Reality you could do a lot worse than going to La Fiesta. The Argentinian-themed legendary eaterie in Golders Green has been around for long… Continue Reading ‘La Fiesta’ Restaurant

Sugar, sugar everywhere…

Sugar, sugar everywhere…

“… and the Lord said: You shall put sugar in everything you eat.” Or so it would seem, if we consider the amounts of sugar present in just about any Ashkenazi (Sefardi are a bit less guilty) food item. From chollo bread to fish, from pickles to cholent. Every condiment like mayonnaise or horseradish is packed with… Continue Reading Sugar, sugar everywhere…

The secret of single malt whiskies

The secret of single malt whiskies

Whisky, the amber liquid, the elixir of life, aqua vitae – the water of life or originally the Gaelic uisge beatha. Whatever your take on this wonderful spirit, it holds a fascination for drinkers world wide because of its complex aroma and taste. It compliments many different foods and is suitable for every mood and… Continue Reading The secret of single malt whiskies

Urban Fruit Nibbles

Urban Fruit Nibbles

Wonderfully simple, completely healthy and brilliantly tasty, these nibbles are just 100% pure bits of fruit that have been slowly baked. Nothing added, especially not sugar.  Like the Bear range, these are ideal kids snacks with their fun packaging and bite-sized portions. Strawberry, mango, cherry, pineapple, blueberry & blackcurrant, apple & pear, banana and tropical… Continue Reading Urban Fruit Nibbles