Chocolate Choice Ginger/Marzipan

Chocolate Choice Ginger/Marzipan

A nice surprise! We really enjoyed these all-natural healthily-made dark Belgian chocolate titbits. The Marzipan version has a soft subtle almond aroma which melts in your mouth. The Ginger ones are definite winners. The combination of the spicy ginger with the smooth chocolate is pure magic. All in all, very well thought-out and crafted chocs.  They are… Continue Reading Chocolate Choice Ginger/Marzipan

The Biltong Factory

The Biltong Factory

If you are South-African finding good biltong away from home is probably pretty high up on your list of priorities. Well, the search is over. Two London boys have decided to start up their very own homemade biltong company. Using a secret recipe from his cousin in SA, Moshe Tatz, together with Marc Cohen, has fine-tuned the… Continue Reading The Biltong Factory

Bear Fruits

Bear Fruits

Kids’ nosh is an on-going problem for health-conscious parents. So we love it when manufacturers are creative with their products and show real concern for the health of their customers. Bear is such a company and they’ve been amazingly successful with their line of pure fruit nibbles. All their products are made of just fruit compressed… Continue Reading Bear Fruits

Bartenura Balsamic Vinegar

Bartenura Balsamic Vinegar

The Bartenura Balsamic Vinegar is a good example of the Italian ‘Modena’ appellation. It’s a far cry from the ‘Traditionale’ Balsamic Vinegar which is aged for at least 10 years (and would cost 100 times more…), but is a smooth and fruity ‘watered down’ version that will add a touch of class to any salad. For… Continue Reading Bartenura Balsamic Vinegar

Balsamic Vinegar: food of angels

Balsamic Vinegar: food of angels

Balsamic vinegar: the words alone conjure up a mystical elixir that can cure all ailments. The ultimate condiment. Italians speak of it in hushed tones, as of it were more precious than gold (and it probably costs as much). So what is it, actually? And is there a kosher version available? The word balsamico (from… Continue Reading Balsamic Vinegar: food of angels

Berserk for Biltong

Berserk for Biltong

When the Dutch settlers arrived in South Africa, crossing the Cape, their started making biltong (literally ‘rump strip’) using salted impala or ostrich meat that was hung out to dry outdoors. Little did they know that, decades later, just mentioning the word “biltong” to a South African expat would be enough to make him (and… Continue Reading Berserk for Biltong

What makes a wine Kosher?

What makes a wine Kosher?

One of the most common questions about keeping kosher, apart from “what’s the point?”, is “What makes a wine kosher or un-kosher?”. Ritual slaughter for meat? Fair enough. Not to mix meat and dairy? OK. But what can possibly be wrong with wine and grape juice? If any freshly squeezed orange juice is kosher and… Continue Reading What makes a wine Kosher?

Tabor Adamah Sauvignon Blanc (2013)

Tabor Adamah Sauvignon Blanc (2013)

Sauvignon Blanc, more than any other whites, should be young. It is not usually an ageing wine. So 2013 is perfect. Tabor is based in the beautiful lower Galilee region at the foot of Mount Tabor and this lovely dry wine is part of their Adamah series. A very crisp, vibrant and sharp Sauvignon which… Continue Reading Tabor Adamah Sauvignon Blanc (2013)