Archive for May, 2004

YEAH, IT’S KOSHER, BUT SO WHAT?!

May 11, 2004 at 9:17:59a.m. The other day, Kosher Nexus co-blogger Deborah Wenger and I were chatting about nothing in particular. Somehow, Yoohoo chocolate drink came up in the conversation. Deborah opined that she doesn’t like Yoohoo at all. She said, That’s one of those foods that make you think: “Yeah, it’s kosher, but so […]

Posted on May 11, 2004 at 9:17 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
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BUT WILL THE EMPIRE STRIKE BACK?

May 9, 2004 at 4:46:56p.m. This weekend,the FORWARD paper carried a news story that Trader Joe on the West Coast has announced that it will no longer stock Empire products. They cited a number of problems with Empire: inconsistent availibility, product that is spoiled, and other complaints. One complaint that caught our eye, however, was […]

Posted on May 9, 2004 at 4:46 pm by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
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ASTRONOMICAL MEAT PRICES

May 7, 2004 at 12:05:22a.m. It had to happen sooner or later! Yesterday we went to the bank and took out a second mortgage so we could buy some chicken and meat. When we were growing up, skirt steaks were considered offal and were given away. Today, they are considered worthy of a gourmet and […]

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GREAT DIPPING SAUCE

May 6, 2004 at 11:06:56a.m. So there we were at a really swell soiree. The company was tres chi-chi, the food was nouvelle cuisine (i.e., minuscule portions, but it sure looked pretty!) and the room was softly lit by low-wattage indirect lighting. What stood out-for us anyway- was a really super dip that the host […]

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THEY SAY IT’S MY BIRTHDAY…

May 4, 2004 at 6:31:19p.m. For the past few months I’ve been telling you all about good cheap kosher eats in Manhattan. Well, now I’ll tell you about one not-so-cheap place, where I was taken for my birthday dinner. Domani Ristorante, at 1590 First Avenue between 82d and 83d Streets, is a delightful little Italian […]

Posted on May 4, 2004 at 6:31 pm by dwenger · Permalink · Leave a comment
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SO, IT REALLY WAS COLONEL MUSTARD!

May 4, 2004 at 12:17:38a.m. Hold on to your hats, boys and girls. It seems that out on the left coast, there is something called the Napa Valley Mustard Festival. And in the eighth annual mustard competition, the grand champion, the king of all mustards, the big kahuna of condiments, numero uno of all the […]

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