Archive for October, 2008

NEW KOSHER CHEESE PLANT TO OPEN

CAYUGA COUNTY, N.Y. — It’s a beacon of hope in these difficult economic times. A $40 million cheese production plant to be built in Cayuga County, bringing with it new jobs and new business for area dairy farmers. “The cooperation has been incredible. It is a reason that we are locating here, along with the […]

Posted on October 31, 2008 at 12:04 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
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SCOTCH WHISKEY NEWS- IS IT GOOD FOR THE JEWS?

Bill Lumsden, the head of distilling and whiskey creation for Moët-Hennessy Louis Vuitton’s (LVMH.PA) Glenmorangie and Ardbeg single-malt whiskies is a character. Not that the whisky business isn’t full of creative, irascible, intriguing folks in charge of keeping our glasses filled. But having played a preposterous party game with Lumsden and others until 3 a.m. […]

Posted on October 30, 2008 at 12:05 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
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CRYING IN YOUR BEER???

In the U.S., beer sales are slowing, but still growing, said Benj Steinman, publisher of trade publication Beer Marketer’s Insights. Sales to retailers so far this year are up about half a percent, he said. That’s down from the 1.4% growth rate the beer industry saw last year and 2.1% in 2006. But Steinman notes […]

Posted on October 29, 2008 at 12:04 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
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MOROCCAN SPICED VEAL

Here is a great recipe. For those of you who do not eat veal, skip today’s entry (or today’s entree!). Ingredients 2 cups diced tomatoes 2 1/2 cups chickpeas 8 veal fillets 2 small onions 1 sweet potato 3 cups mushrooms 1/2 cup chicken broth 1 cup white wine 3 tablespoons lemon juice 1 tablespoon […]

Posted on October 28, 2008 at 12:05 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
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HOLD ON THERE, KIMOSABE!

We were sitting in the sukkah (during sukkot) and just enjoying a good schmooze. The topic, as it often does, turned to the on-going kosher meat scandal out of Postville. With all that has been written and said, it is hard to understand the whole thing at this point. Yet, with all the brouhaha, one […]

Posted on October 27, 2008 at 12:05 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
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BONE SUCKIN’ FIRE BALLS

From the good ol’ folks over at Bone Suckin’ comes a recipe that our guests flipped over! Bone Suckin’ Fireballs…It’s candy for adults! Ingredients: Bone Suckin’ Sauce, 16 oz Bone Suckin’ Mustard , 12 oz. Bone Suckin’ Hiccuppin’ Hot Sauce Pre-cooked Meatballs, 5 lbs. Bone Suckin’ Fireballs Directions: Pour Bone Suckin’ Sauce, Mustard and Hiccuppin’ […]

Posted on October 24, 2008 at 12:05 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
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HELLO, MY NAME IS EARTH. HAVE WE MET???

There we were in our favorite kosher take-out store (A and A Gourmet) in Queens, NY. Some fellow we have never met gave a brilliant lecture on several topics of kosher interest. According to him, the fellow had A) info no one else had and B) the true inside scoop and C) privileged information. He […]

Posted on October 20, 2008 at 12:05 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
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SPREADABLE BUTTER!

Grassland Dairy introduces spreadable butter. This OU-D certified product is made with sweet cream and a touch, a soupcon if you will, of canola oil. It comes in 8 ounce tubs. The best part of using this butter is you can butter your muffin without it falling all apart! You can spread it on your […]

Posted on October 13, 2008 at 12:05 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
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HALF MOON K NOW PART OF THE OU

From Kosher Today: Orthodox Union set to announce KOAOA merger New York…The near 100 year-old Kosher Overseers Associates of America (Half-Moon-K symbol) has ceased to exist and is already a part of the Orthodox Union (OU). A spokesman for the Orthodox Union confirmed the widely reported rumors about the merger, including a report on at […]

Posted on October 10, 2008 at 12:05 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
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GEFILTE SHRIMP??? HOW THE MIGHTY ARE FALLEN!

This article is from Ynet: Gefilte shrimps Traditionally Eastern European Rosh Hashana dish undergoes un-kosher transformation. Primarily carp gefilte fish to be replaced with calamari, mussels and crabs Inhabitants of the old Jewish towns in Eastern Europe would definitely turn in their graves especially after this new Rosh Hasahana innovation: Gefilte fish made of blended […]

Posted on October 8, 2008 at 12:05 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
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