Archive for January, 2014

TRIBES-A-DOZEN BAKE AT HOME CHALLAHS

Voilà! Hallah Egg Bread Mixes Can you close your eyes and inhale deeply? Now let your mind fill with the warm, satisfying, wholesome fragrance of home-baked bread. Bread that you baked . . . In your oven. You baker, you. And your kitchen? Not dusted and dotted with flour. Easy cleanup. Now open your eyes. […]

Posted on January 31, 2014 at 12:04 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: General Topics, Health, Kosher New Products, Kosher News, Uncategorized

JELLY BELLY PRODUCES WORLD’S FIRST BEER FLAVOR JELLY BEAN

AIRFIELD, Calif., Jan. 18, 2014­­ /PRNewswire/ — When candy makers at Jelly Belly Candy Company set out to create the world’s first beer flavored jelly bean, the question wasn’t how; it was what. Ale or Lager? Stout? Lambic? Pilsner? In the end, the company opted to pay homage to its German ancestry with a Hefeweizen-inspired […]

Posted on January 30, 2014 at 12:04 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: General Topics, Health, Kosher Desserts, Kosher New Products, Kosher News, Uncategorized

VATICAN GOES KOSHER FOR A DAY

FROM FAILED MESSIAH The Day The Vatican Went Kosher Shmarya Rosenberg • FailedMessiah.com Last week, an Orthodox rabbi reportedly entered a kitchen at the Vatican and koshered it. When the scrubbing and purging was finished, that rabbi, Jaakov Spizzichino, supervised the preparation of a four-course meal catered by Ba’Ghetto, a top kosher restaurant in Rome. […]

Posted on January 29, 2014 at 12:04 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
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CHOCOLATE FRIED CHICKEN???

FROM LA WEEKLY First the trefe story: Sorry folks, it’s way too early for April Fool’s posts. Adam Fleischman, known mainly as the guy behind Umami Burger and 800 Degrees (along with various partners), has decided it’s a good idea to open a chocolate-flavored fried chicken restaurant. ************************************ We always carefully watch trends in trefe […]

Posted on January 28, 2014 at 12:03 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
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NEW JERUSALEM KOSHER CERTIFICATE; MEHUDERET

In August, the Jerusalem Rabbinate introduced a new Kashrut certification which is now beginning to become popular among Jerusalem restaurants. The certification, called “Mehuderet”, is designed for Jerusalem restaurants who are interested in providing Badatz and Mehadrin level certified foods and Kashrut to their clients, but aren’t interested in the politics and prices that the […]

Posted on January 27, 2014 at 12:04 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
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ISRAEL’S KOSHER WINES BIG HIT IN NON KOSHER MARKETS

FROM KOSHER TODAY (I/13/14) Israel’s Wine Industry Secures Kosher, Moves on to Other Markets By KosherToday Staff Reporters TEL AVIV — Israel’s wine industry is on the move and according to sources, much of the growth is coming from small and medium wineries. These wineries represent just 18 percent of Israeli wine sales (five big […]

Posted on January 24, 2014 at 12:04 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
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OCEAN BEAUTY WILD SALMON JERKY

Wild Salmon Jerky is the newest addition to the Ocean Beauty Seafoods line of retail products. Available in Teriyaki, Black Pepper, and Original flavors, the 3oz and 6oz packages are perfect for jerky lovers and anyone who wants a great-tasting snack. Ocean Beauty Brand Wild Salmon Jerky is proudly made in the USA using only […]

Posted on January 23, 2014 at 12:03 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
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NEW NAME FOR KUGEL COMPANY AND NEW KUGELS, TOO!

THE KUGEL COMPANY REBRANDS AS LOCKER FAMILY RECIPES LAUNCHES 2 NEW FLAVORS OF FROZEN KUGELS SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., – January 2, 2014 (Virtual Press Office) – Michele Locker, CEO of The Kugel Company, LLC is thrilled to announce the rebranding of the company to Locker Family Recipes. She also launches 2 new flavors – Lemon […]

Posted on January 22, 2014 at 12:04 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: General Topics, Health, Kosher Kitchen, Kosher New Products, Kosher News, Uncategorized

BLUE STAR: HOUSE OF BEEF, BURGERS, AND BBQ (WASHINGTON, DC)

Blue Star, certified kosher by the Rabbinical Council of Greater Washington, will serve Texas-inspired barbecue entrees. Kosher barbecue fans will be pleased to know that a new restaurant is under construction and may open in Rockville at some point this month. Blue Star, which will specialize in pulled brisket entrees, burgers, barbecue ribs and chicken, […]

Posted on January 21, 2014 at 12:04 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: Kosher News, Kosher Restaurants, Kosher Restaurants News, Uncategorized

OU KOSHER GUIDE PART 3

On page 20 of the guide, we find the section concerning kashering a microwave. 1 The microwave should be cleaned very well. 2 Do not use it for 24 hours. 3 Boil a full glass of water in the microwave for 10 minutes. It should spill over in the process. (Ed. note: nowhere does it […]

Posted on January 20, 2014 at 12:02 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: General Topics, Kosher Alert, Kosher Kitchen, Kosher News, Uncategorized