Archive for March, 2016

SCHMALTZ GOES MODERN- WHO KNEW??

FROM MODERN FARMER MAGAZINE What’s Old Is New Again: Chefs Rediscover Schmaltz By Dan Nosowitz on March 17, 2016 Ashkenazic Jewish food has long had a hefty but narrow presence in American food: Bagels, lox, and challah are, at this point, as American as pizza. But in recent years, chefs have been digging deeper into […]

Posted on March 31, 2016 at 12:02 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
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CHARCOAL BRIQUETTES ON PESACH

Some people like to BBQ during hol hamoed pesach. They either kosherize their BBQ grill (not easy) or buy a cheap one for the holiday. Every year, the question of using briquettes comes up. Here is our psak: Charcoal Briquettes: Although they contain starch, they also contain borax, lighter fluid and sodium nitrate, rendering them […]

Posted on March 30, 2016 at 12:03 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: General Topics, Holidays, Kosher News, Passover, Uncategorized

CHEF ANDREA’S PESACH GRANOLA

FROM CHEF ANDREA IN THE UTJ SOUTHERN TEST KITCHEN: Andrea’s Passover Granola This Passover granola is faulous!! People line up around the block just to try it! You too can make this hit at home! Happy Passover to you and yours! –Andrea PASSOVER GRANOLA 8 Cups Matzah Farfel 1 Cup Nuts (I use Walnuts and […]

Posted on March 29, 2016 at 12:02 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
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CRANBERRY FARFEL KUGEL

We publish this recipe every year. We make it every year. We love it every year. You will, too Try it- it is a great recipe. 1 can cranberry sauce (we use whole berry) 4 cups matzo farfel/ferfel 4 eggs 2/3 cup oil 1/2 cup sugar 2 tsp. vanilla 1/2 tsp. cinnamon Pour cold water […]

Posted on March 28, 2016 at 12:02 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
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CHOCOLATE MATZAH BRITTLE

We make this every year, and it is always a huge hit with the family! HINT: Cover a cookie pan with aluminum foil- it makes clean up much easier. Matzah 2 sticks of pareve margarine 1 cup of brown sugar 1 bag of chocolate chips Line the cookie pan with matzahs. It is ok if […]

Posted on March 25, 2016 at 12:02 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
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PESACH IS COMING- AND SOONER THAN YOU EXPECT!

In the next many weeks, we will publish much about preparing for Pesach, cooking for Pesach, shopping for Pesach, and much other information. In addition, our annual Passover FAQ will run several times for your convenience. After the initial posting of the Passover FAQ, we shall also append it to 2 or 3 postings each […]

Posted on March 24, 2016 at 12:02 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
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PURIM TALES

Sand blows from Saudi Arabia to Israel. When there are dust storms in Jerusalem, you close your windows and cover your outside A/C units. Everything gets coated with dust. And therein lies the problem! Little teensy, weensy bugs can be found in the dust. Those little bugs are so small, you have to go to […]

Posted on March 23, 2016 at 12:02 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
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A PURIM DRINK FROM KENTUCKY

ROOT BEER BOURBON DRINK FOR ADULTS ONLY! Servings 1 8 ounces root beer 2 scoops vanilla ice cream 1 fluid ounce of good quality Bourbon ice Directions Fill glass with ice. Pour in root beer. Add vanilla ice cream. Top with bourbon. Stir and enjoy!

Posted on March 22, 2016 at 12:02 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
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BANDORA SCHWARMA IS NOW IN JERUSALEM

We wrote about this place back in Dec, 2015, before it opened in Jerusalem. Recently we were there, and it was great. The trick here is that the schwarma is horizontally on a spit above a wood fire. The flavor of the smoke permeates the meat, and it is most delish!! The menu is fairly […]

Posted on March 21, 2016 at 12:02 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: General Topics, Kosher New Products, Kosher News, Kosher Restaurants, Uncategorized

D BURGER (MEHADRIN KOSHER)

Gas stations in Israel often offer stores and restaurants in the same place. By and large, we have found most of the restaurants to be quite good. This is about a new one that is a Kosher Nexus Five Fork delight. Located just past the entrance to Givat Zev, at the Delek station there is […]

Posted on March 18, 2016 at 12:04 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
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