Archive for September, 2013

OH NO, MR. BILL- CHOCOLATE PRICES SOARING

FROM THE WALL STREET JOURNAL Consumers from California to Switzerland are developing a taste for dark chocolate, taking a bite out of global cocoa supplies and driving up candy prices in both high-end boutiques and mass-market drugstores. The cost of one kilogram of chocolate in the U.S. is expected to hit a record $12.25 this […]

Posted on September 30, 2013 at 12:04 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: General Topics, Health, Kosher Desserts, Kosher New Products, Kosher News, Uncategorized

FAIRWAY ADDING PRIVATE LABEL PRODUCTS (TRI STATE NY AREA)

***************** NOT ALL THE FOODS MENTIONED IN THIS ARTICLE ARE KOSHER! WE JUST WANTED TO SHARE THE NEWS ABOUT FAIRWAY OFFERING THEIR OWN STORE BRANDS.**************** FROM FAIRWAY’S ONECUP (TM) SINGLE SERVE BREWING COFFEE, TO FRESH TURKEY, FRESH CHICKEN, FRESH COLD CUTS, VITAMINS, AND NEW HAZELNUT SPREAD – LIKE NO OTHER PRIVATE LABEL! A new menu […]

Posted on September 27, 2013 at 12:04 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
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CHAG SAMEACH

With Shmini Atzeret and Simchat Torah, the holy season comes to an end. We pray that we all were inscribed in the Book of Abundant Life and that the end of this chag will be the occasion for sadness (at the end of the season) and much joy at the same time. We wish you […]

Posted on September 25, 2013 at 12:04 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: General Topics, Holidays, Uncategorized

IKEA (ISRAEL)

We suspect that the only Ikea store in the world with a mezuzah on every door way is the Ikea in Tel Aviv. We all know Ikea, home of inexpensive kitchen and housewares, and fairly inexpensive everything else. We bought bookcases there strong enough to hold our oversize Talmud and Shulchan Aruch as well as […]

Posted on September 24, 2013 at 12:04 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: General Topics, Kosher Restaurant Reviews, Kosher Restaurants, Kosher Restaurants News, Uncategorized

THREE NEW GLUTEN FREE WRAPS FROM TOUFAYAN

Toufayan Bakeries has expanded its current line of gluten-free baked goods to meet the growing demand for the specialty products. The new products will include Spinach, Garden Vegetable and Savory Tomato flavored wraps and will join the existing line of gluten free wraps that has been part of the Toufayan line of products since 2012. […]

Posted on September 23, 2013 at 12:04 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
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GLUTEN FREE MARKET NOW A $4.2 BILLION MARKET

FROM ADVERTIZING AGE Touted by everyone from the Pillsbury Doughboy to Miley Cyrus, gluten-free foods have entered the mainstream. Even Twinkie is considering jumping in a market estimated by research group Packaged Facts to be worth more than $4.2 billion in sales this year. And last month, the Food and Drug Administration clarified its rules […]

Posted on September 18, 2013 at 12:04 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
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SUKKAH STORES IN ISRAEL

Not so different than in NYC, pop up sukkah stores are all over Jerusalem. The amazing thing is that they all essentially sell the same sukkah models. Prices do not vary all that much either. They deliver and they also, for a fee, will put up your sukkah. For another fee, they will take it […]

Posted on September 17, 2013 at 12:04 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
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KEDMAH RESTAURANT IN THE MAMILLA MALL

Let’s start with the good- we had an absolutely fantastic waitress. Without hovering, she was on the spot and very happy to serve. Her suggestions were well taken, too. Now the bad: We had the worst steak we have ever had there. We asked for entrecote. We do not know what cut of meat we […]

Posted on September 16, 2013 at 12:04 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
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DID YOUR FATHER/MOTHER DRINK RYE?

Ten years ago rye whiskey was on the brink of extinction. Despite its venerable history as the whiskey made by , only a handful of distillers were bottling this quintessentially American spirit. And you definitely couldn’t order a rye Manhattan at your local cocktail lounge. My, how times have changed. Now craft distilleries have popped […]

Posted on September 13, 2013 at 12:04 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
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BUT WHAT WILL JET BLUE DO NOW?

(Jet Blue serves only blue potato chips) We’ve grown accustomed to choosing our food from a spectacular rainbow — care for an impossibly pink cupcake, a cerulean blue sports drink or yogurt in preppy lavender? But there’s a growing backlash against the synthetic dyes that give us these eye-popping hues. And now scientists are turning […]

Posted on September 12, 2013 at 12:04 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: General Topics, Health, Uncategorized