Archive for July, 2007

MORE ABOUT CAFE MUSCAT

A reader notified us that she had been in Cafe Muscat with three other people waiting for a table for 35 minutes when in walked a family who went over the maitre d’, said hello and schmoozed for a few minutes. All of a sudden, the maitre d’ spied a table being vacated and told […]

Posted on July 31, 2007 at 12:05 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: General Topics, Kosher Restaurants, Uncategorized

WHODA THUNK IT?

The following story appeared on YNET: America goes kosher Madonna drinks Canaan wine, Paris Hilton orders kosher steaks, Bono eats sushi under the supervision of the Beth Din, Donald Trump holds his meetings at one of Manhattan’s kosher restaurants – and everyone burns calories to the tunes of Sarit Haddad and Eyal Golan. Kosher is […]

Posted on July 30, 2007 at 12:05 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
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STARBUCK$ TO RAISE THEIR PRICES

SEATTLE – Starbucks Corp. said Monday it was raising prices for its coffee and other freshly made drinks in most of its U.S. stores by 9 cents this month, citing rising costs, including dairy products, energy and fuel. In a statement issued after markets closed, Starbucks said the price hike will take effect July 31, […]

Posted on July 27, 2007 at 12:04 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
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CRAZYKOSHER.COM

There is a new game in town, boys and girls. This is a new web site with a simple premise: put a whole lot of kosher restaurants together in one web site and make it easy to order from any of them. From the web site’s own statement: Hungry for some Kosher? CrazyKosher.com is a […]

Posted on July 26, 2007 at 12:05 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
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KOSHER BLOGS- A COMPLAINT FROM KOSHER "OFFICIALS"

In an article entitled “New Power of Kosher Blogs are a Mixed Blessing, Kashrus Officials Say” which appeared in Kosher Today on Monday, July 23, 2007, the claim was that there are blogs out there that rush things into print long before they ascertain the truth of what they write. The article quoted Rabbi Moshe […]

Posted on July 25, 2007 at 12:05 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
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HOLY GUACAMOLE, BATMAN!

We never knew there are so many different kinds of avocados. We thought that Hass avocados are all there are. Gosh, were we ever wrong! DONNIE: sort of looks like a light green papaya, and grows to as much as 6 inches or more. Flesh is light and mild. Due to size, this one is […]

Posted on July 24, 2007 at 12:04 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
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HANDY DANDY GUIDE TO GRILLING

BEEF 1. Prevent burger bulge by pressing your thumb into the center of patties while they’re still raw. They’ll fill out again as the meat cooks. 2. Hands off! While constantly flipping the burgers might make you feel like you’re really playing with fire, it doesn’t do much good for your meat’s moisture. For killer […]

Posted on July 23, 2007 at 12:05 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
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CAFE MOSCAT

Cafe Moscat is an Israeli style, dairy restaurant located at 179-07 Union Tpk, in the Fresh Meadows area of Queens. Hashgacha is by the Queens Vaad. 718 591 4050 Let us begin by saying that we like the food at Moscat. We have been about five times, so it is safe to say that we […]

Posted on July 20, 2007 at 12:28 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: Kosher Restaurants, Uncategorized

GINGER OR MARYANN??

From the “I’m Not Martha” list: GINGER * Ginger is commonly used as a spice in cuisines throughout the world. Though commonly referred to as a root, it is actually the rhizome. * In the fresh state, it has a characteristic staghorn-like appearance; dried ginger is usually sold in form of an off- white to […]

Posted on July 19, 2007 at 12:05 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: General Topics, Health, Uncategorized

VALENCIA PEANUT BUTTER

We start with a confession: we love peanut butter. When Peanut Better came out with their very adult tasting peanut butters we were in PB heaven. Now comes another great PB! Valencia peanuts grow in the Southwest. Growers there claim that the abundant golden sunshine makes the peanuts sweeter than other peanuts. SUNLAND sells valencia […]

Posted on July 18, 2007 at 12:05 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: Kosher New Products, Uncategorized