Archive for June, 2011

COTTAGE CHEESE WAR IN ISRAEL

FROM KOSHER TODAY (JUNE 27) Will Cottage Cheese Revolt Lead to Facebook Price Control Jerusalem…by Idele Ross, Kosher Today Israel Bureau Chief and US Staff Reporters…More than 100,000 people have added their names to the Facebook page protesting the high price of Israeli cottage cheese and rising food costs in general. The protest which is […]

Posted on June 30, 2011 at 12:04 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: General Topics, Kosher News, Uncategorized

ORGANIC MASHUPS:FRUIT AND VEGGIE SMOOTHIES FOR KIDS

This new, OU certified product is way cool! Packed in a mess-free pouch, kids can just squeeze the pouch and enjoy the smoothie as it comes out. There is a replaceable top so you do not have to finish it all at once. The veggies are organic and they are mixed with fruits and quite […]

Posted on June 29, 2011 at 12:04 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: Health, Kosher New Products, Uncategorized

MEET THE ALL NEW MANISCHEWITZ

FROM KOSHER TODAY (JUNE 27) Manischewitz Skillfully Reinvents Itself; Inaugurates New Modern Headquarters and Plant Newark, NJ…by T. Cohn and Staff Reporters…As the oldest kosher brand in the US, Manischewitz had seemingly had many lives, but thanks to the ingenuity of people like Paul Bensebat and Alan Bankier, the 123-year old company is not only […]

Posted on June 28, 2011 at 12:04 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
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FROM HANK SHAW AS FOUND ON GOOGLE New Jersey Italian Hot Dog Recipe * Prep time: 10 minutes * Cook time: 35 minutes Ideally you would find the special pizza bread roll, which is round, like a muffuletta roll. These can be hard to find, though, so use a good sandwich loaf. Try to avoid […]

Posted on June 24, 2011 at 12:04 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: Kosher Recipes, Uncategorized

OUR FUNNIEST POST EVER

Back in the summer of 1994, we posted this article. It is still one of the funniest we have ever run. Hmmm, wonder if the place is still there? Singapore Chinese Vegetarian Restaurant in Philadelphia advertises itself as a “NON KOSHER, KOSHER RESTAURANT.” What’s next- not trefe, trefe? Yup, that one still gives us the […]

Posted on June 23, 2011 at 12:04 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
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WHAT IS IT?

Just a few of the things people ask us about: Agar agar is a seaweed derivative, used as a substitute for gelatin. It is kosher without certification. Cholic Acid comes from animal bile (yummy!) and is used as an emulsifier in dried egg whites. Obviously, it needs hashgachah. Oil Of Rose is just what it […]

Posted on June 22, 2011 at 12:04 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: General Topics, Kosher Alert, Uncategorized

FROM PHIL LEMPERT, SUPERMARKET GURU June 20, 2011 Here is a quick SupermarketGuru guide to shopping for artificial sweeteners. From what they are, to how to store, we’ve got everything you need in this quick reference article. What is Artificial Sweetener? Man-made products created to add sweetness to baking, cooking, and beverages. Helpful for restricted […]

Posted on June 21, 2011 at 12:04 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: General Topics, Health, Uncategorized

VICTORY IN EUROPE FOR KOSHER MEAT LABELS

Law reprieve for kosher meat labels Robyn Rosen • The Jewish Chronicle An amendment which could lead to controversial plans to label kosher meat has been removed from a proposed new European law. The European Council and Parliament agreed this week that the new food information regulation will not include a requirement that all kosher […]

Posted on June 20, 2011 at 12:04 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
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LETTERS, WE GET LETTERS

From JS in Seattle: What should I do when I find a dairy spoon in the meat drawer or vice versa? Take the offending piece out of the drawer and put it in the correct drawer. It is ok to use the piece as soon as it is transferred. (Rem”a on YD 95:3) From FP […]

Posted on June 17, 2011 at 12:04 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: General Topics, Kosher Kitchen, Kosher News, Uncategorized

EGG TERMS DEFINED

Buying eggs can be confusing. What’s the difference between organic, cage-free and all-natural besides price? Does color or grade really matter? A rundown on egg terms and classifications: • Grade: U.S. Department of Agriculture seals signify that eggs have been voluntarily inspected and graded according to how the yolk and white stand up to cooking. […]

Posted on June 16, 2011 at 12:04 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
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