Country Apple Pie

Country Apple Pie

The cold season is coming closer, and even now snow begins to pile outside our houses. Even in parts of the world that don’t experience icy weather often, the winds at this time of year are still quite chilly. One of the best ways to warm yourself up in these icy...
Chocolate Pecan Pie

Chocolate Pecan Pie

Mary Berry was a guest lecturer on one of the regular riverboats we use. She gave the pastry chef her recipe for chocolate pecan pie. The pastry chef asked if she wouldn’t mind if she used the Kosher River Cruise recipe instead. Graciously she agreed. In the end Mary...
Carbonade of Beef Flammande

Carbonade of Beef Flammande

Covering the culinary specialty of two of the regions we go through on our riverboat cruises. This dish will be served on our Holland and Belgium cruise and also on our Seine-Normandy cruise. Classic French Flemish beef stew slow cooked in beer, with onions and...
Hayim Nahman Bialik, National Poet of Israel

Hayim Nahman Bialik, National Poet of Israel

In mainstream thought, the inception of poetry is often attributed to a “muse”, of sorts, an abstract inspiration that represents the drive to create art. For some poets, this muse could be their love, their pain, or their country. For religiously-inclined works, the...
Sara Adler, from Odessa to Yiddish Theater

Sara Adler, from Odessa to Yiddish Theater

Jewish culture encompasses many forms. From poetry to literature, from language to music, from physical artifacts and heritage sites to more abstract habits and even culinary cuisines, Jewish culture has flourished and persisted in almost all corners of the earth....
Moses Isserles and his Mappa on the Set Table

Moses Isserles and his Mappa on the Set Table

History is shaped by many factors. From geological shifts to man-made happenings, history is colored with many different events that affect the people who live in the present. One thing that we miss on our kosher riverboat cruises is the opportunity to explore the...