Archive for August, 2004

GOOD NEWS/BAD NEWS

CHOCOLATE SAID TO HELP BLOOD VESSELS Mon Aug 30 By EMMA ROSS, AP (www.ap.org) Medical Writer MUNICH, Germany – There’s more good news for chocolate lovers. Scientists have found that eating dark chocolate appears to improve the function of important cells lining the wall of blood vessels for at least three hours. […] But experts […]

Posted on August 31, 2004 at 6:08 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: General Topics, Health, Uncategorized

T’IS A FOUL FOWL

Kosher Today announced today: “Less than a year since it assumed control of Empire Kosher Poultry, Inc. (?Empire?), the nation?s largest kosher poultry company, the new owners and management announced a series of bold steps to bolster sales.” Well, we have two suggestions for Empire (www.empirekosher.com) for increasing market share. First of all, lower the […]

Posted on August 30, 2004 at 5:09 pm by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
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GOSH, WE’RE WHELMED!

Yup, not overwhelmed. Not even underwhelmed. Just whelmed. We got a great email today. It said: “Silvermark will launch their new Mince & Chop this fall during the New York Gourmet Show. The new kitchen tool is designed to finely chop and mince small foods, such as garlic, shallots, herbs, nuts, and spices, directly into […]

Posted on August 27, 2004 at 4:06 pm by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: General Topics, Kosher New Products, Uncategorized

KOSHER DIET CLUB

The New Products Showcase of Kosher Today magazine lists the Kosher Diet Club. Intrigued, we looked them up and discovered: “Move over South Beach, these days Kosher Diet Club is the weight loss program that everyone is talking about.” Frankly, we were quite surprised. No one we know has been talking about that diet plan […]

Posted on August 26, 2004 at 1:22 pm by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
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TEA FOR TWO, AND TWO NEW TEAS

We recently tried two new teas from Israel. From Wissotzky Tea, these two new flavors were the hit of our shabbes table this past week. First we tried Limonana. We love Nana tea. What could be bad about Nana tea with lemon?? Indeed it was quite good. Then we tried the Passionfruit/melon tea and it […]

Posted on August 25, 2004 at 11:09 pm by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: General Topics, Kosher New Products, Uncategorized

DOG FOOD AND POOR PEOPLE

We have been thinking about the letter we received from Rabbi Fishbane of the cRc (www.crcweb.org) concerning Kosher Pets pet food. In part, the rabbi wrote: “I think the real question that needs to be answered is – do humans ever eat dog food? If yes, then we must examine the whole issue from scratch. […]

Posted on August 24, 2004 at 1:21 pm by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: General Topics, Kosher Alert, Uncategorized

SHUFFLE OFF TO BUFFALO

Bison deli? Sure, why not? Abeles & Heymann (www.abeles-heymann.com; site still under construction) makes bison pastrami, corned bison, and bison hot dogs (OU-certified). This weekend I tried the bison pastrami. Yum!! It’s at least as flavorful as regular pastrami, but is much leaner. A really smooth taste. I shared a 6-ounce package with a friend […]

Posted on August 23, 2004 at 12:02 am by dwenger · Permalink · Leave a comment
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YOU SAY TOMATO, I SAY TOMAHTO

“FAMILY HEIRLOOMS Odd looking, completely delicious, these tomatoes jump out of the box Olivia Wu, San Francisco Chronicle (www.sfchron.com) Staff Writer **************************** Americans love tomatoes. Americans buy tomatoes. Here’s the news, though: Americans are once again tasting tomatoes. And most of the tomatoes that truly have taste are heirloom tomatoes. […] “Heirloom” means a fruit […]

Posted on August 22, 2004 at 1:32 pm by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: General Topics, Health, Uncategorized

THE cRc FINALLY SPEAKS

We received the following letter from the cRc (www.crcweb.org): Dear Rabbi Rappoport: In the last few days I have gotten several questions about Kosher Pets, and since you had emailed us about this several times I would like to copy you my response to them. “Hi. I have also been following some of the discussion […]

Posted on August 20, 2004 at 6:11 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
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GOOD GRIEF!!

BREAKING NEWS FROM THE U S GOV’T: Beef and veal prices are expected to climb 10.0% to 11.0% during 2004 — two percentage points higher than projected last month according to just-released USDA data. Poultry prices meanwhile, are projected to rise 6.0% to 7.0% — compared to the 4.5% to 5.5% gain forecast one month […]

Posted on August 19, 2004 at 1:46 pm by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
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