Archive for December, 2004

THIS is what they’re missing!

What a difference a day makes! Last night My Most Favorite Lunch Companion and I had our annual dinner date (the UTJ dinner doesn’t count). We went to Darna, a Persian/Moroccan restaurant in Manhattan at the corner of Columbus Avenue and 89th Street on the Upper West Side. THIS is fine dining, folks! I’m in […]

Posted on December 31, 2004 at 9:01 am by dwenger · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: General Topics, Kosher Restaurants, Uncategorized

THEY DON’T KNOW WHAT THEY’RE MISSING

Last night I had dinner with a bunch of relatives at Glatt a la Carte in Boro Park. This place is touted as one of the premier eating establishments in the neighborhood. If so, I feel sorry for Boro Parkers (?), because they really don’t know what they’re missing when it comes to fine dining. […]

Posted on December 30, 2004 at 5:50 am by dwenger · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: General Topics, Kosher Restaurants, Uncategorized

LITE HARVEST COOKIES GO KOSHER

Lite Harvest Foods, makers of the EnchantmentsTM brands of no trans fat, sugar free and low carb cookies, announced that they have received the KOF-K kosher certification and have added the KOF-K kosher symbol to their cookie packaging. The company has this to say about itself: Lite Harvest Foods? was created for one purpose: to […]

Posted on December 29, 2004 at 5:48 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: General Topics, Kosher New Products, Uncategorized

BIRDSEYE’S RECIPES

We seldom check out commercial web sites that promote a company’s products. Most of the time, we find them self-serving (DUH!) and not very good. We saw an ad promoting recipes using Birdseye veggies, and, frankly, the recipes looked pretty good! www.birdseye.com is a great web site, and the recipes are pretty good. Uh, that […]

Posted on December 28, 2004 at 9:05 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: General Topics, Uncategorized

I WA WA WA WA WONDER………

This past shabbat, our local community Jewish newspaper had an ad from a whole lot of rabbis who wanted to assure us that glatt shechita is kosher shechita one hundred percent the way it’s supposed to be. This was the second ad we have seen in response to the PETA video. We realized from the […]

Posted on December 27, 2004 at 6:02 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: General Topics, Uncategorized

WARNING, WARNING, DANGER WILL ROBINSON!

The Star K today sent the following kosher alert: December 23, 2004 Effective immediately, YOGI’S KOSHER INDIAN VEGETARIAN CUISINE, located at 2450 Route 9 South, Howell, NJ, is no longer under Star-K certification and is not kosher certified. There must be a punch in there somewhere, but we are too bummed to think of one! […]

Posted on December 24, 2004 at 12:48 pm by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: General Topics, Kosher Alert, Uncategorized

‘NOTHER INCREASE

Hershey Bars are going up! So, too, is the rest of the Hershey candy line. Average rate of increase will be about 5.8% What does that mean to you, the consumer? It means stock up now and avoid the increase for a while!! Hmmm, Starbucks is going up. Meat is going up. Kosher meat will […]

Posted on December 23, 2004 at 6:08 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: General Topics, Kosher Desserts, Uncategorized

THE GOOD DRINKS……

It turns out that AOL is actually good for something after all! Today’s nutrition section had the following article re healthy drinks to have at year’s end (or any time for that matter). Hot and Healthy Holiday Drinks Next time you want something hot and delicious to drink, skip the regular old coffee and try […]

Posted on December 22, 2004 at 6:03 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: General Topics, Health, Uncategorized

A VEGEMITE SANDWICH, PLEASE!

O joy, O rapture! Kraft Foods has announced that they will be producing certified kosher Vegemite. So what is Vegemite, you ask? In 1922, Fred Walker (1884-1935) of Melbourne, Australia decided to try to make a special “yeast extract” that would be as delicious as it was nourishing. The chief scientist in the company was […]

Posted on December 21, 2004 at 9:16 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
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OH NO, ANOTHER KOSHER SCANDAL

It looks like another scandal is going to hit the OU. One has to wonder- at what point does the so called “teflon” hashgacha (no scandal ever seems to stick to them) begin to stagger against the ropes? Mrs. Smith’s pies sure were good. So good, in fact, that people used to say, “Wow, this […]

Posted on December 20, 2004 at 5:48 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: General Topics, Kosher Alert, Uncategorized