Archive for March, 2017

Our Position on Kitniyot

OUR POSITION ON KITNIYOT OUR POSITION ON KITNIYOT DERIVATIVES KITNIYOT Perhaps no issue stirs as much debate as the debate swirling around kitniyot- generally translated as legumes. According to Ashenazi custom and law, we are not allowed to eat kitniyot on Pesach. Rabbi Yosef Karo, the creator of the Shulchan Aruch called the custom of […]

Posted on March 19, 2017 at 12:02 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: General Topics, Holidays, Kosher Kitchen, Passover, Uncategorized

Jews and Foie Gras

FROM JEWNIVERSE Foie gras is like fashion: one day it’s in, the next day it’s out. The state of California recently joined the list of places that have banned the production and sale of the gourmet favorite—which is made from the liver of a goose or duck that has been fattened up by force-feeding. But […]

Posted on March 17, 2017 at 12:02 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: General Topics, Health, Kosher Kitchen, Kosher News, Uncategorized

Terra PLantain Chips

PRESS RELEASE Melville, N.Y.-based Hain Celestial Group has added two varieties of chips made from plantains to its Terra line of vegetable-based chips. Terra Plantains with Sea Salt chips have only three ingredients: green plantains, coconut oil and sea salt. Meanwhile, Terra Sweet Plantains chips contain just sweet plantains and coconut oil. Both varieties are […]

Posted on March 16, 2017 at 12:02 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: General Topics, Health, Kosher Kitchen, Kosher New Products, Kosher News, Uncategorized

Rabbanut to Finally Allow Competition in Kashruth Supervision?

Israel’s Chief Rabbinate is signaling it may agree to increased competition in the kashrut supervision market. In advance of the rehearing of a petition to the High Court of Justice on the matter, the Chief Rabbinate’s kashrut committee, which has been meeting for the past few months, has reached the conclusion that business owners could […]

Posted on March 15, 2017 at 12:02 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Twenty-Five Year Old Van Winkle Bourbon to be Released This Spring

PRESS RELEASE An extra special, one-time bottling of Van Winkle bourbon will soon be released. Only 11 barrels comprise this very small batch bourbon, making the 710 bottles especially rare and even harder to find than the usual Van Winkle whiskeys. The barrels were distilled in the spring and fall of 1989 and stored on […]

Posted on March 14, 2017 at 12:02 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: General Topics, Holidays, Kosher New Products, Kosher News, Uncategorized

Kosher Roman-Style Pizzeria Opens in Brooklyn

FROM YEAH, THAT’S KOSHER Opening in the coming weeks, Calabria is a brand new kosher pizzeria offering pizzas typically served in Rome. Located across from Basil and Boeuf & Bun, Cambria adds a pseudo fast food element to the local high end kosher scene, serving pizza slices sold by weight, and a selection of Italian […]

Posted on March 13, 2017 at 12:02 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: General Topics, Kosher News, Kosher Restaurants, Uncategorized

Jolly Time Simply Popped (Popcorn)

PRESS RELEASE JOLLY TIME Pop Corn looks to exceed minimal ingredient, natural and high quality standards with its new flavor of microwave popcorn, Simply Popped. Simply Popped is an easy microwave butter popcorn that is made with just four simple ingredients: butter, sea salt, non-GMO popcorn and oil that combine to make a buttered, salted […]

Posted on March 10, 2017 at 12:02 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: General Topics, Health, Kosher Kitchen, Kosher New Products, Kosher News, Uncategorized

Balanced Blend Chickpea Pasta

BY PHIL LEMPERT, SUPERMARKET GURU Non-GMO Certified No or Low Sugar No Added Sugars No Artificial Colors No Artificial Flavors No Artificial Preservatives Celiac Certified Gluten Free USDA Certified Organic Kosher (ou) Vegetarian These new high protein pastas are great. Delicious. Cook perfectly and loaded with nutrients. This one has 14 grams of protein and […]

Posted on March 9, 2017 at 12:02 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Gourmet Sandwich Reshet 8 Comes to Jerusalem

FROM YEAH, THAT’S KOSHER The gourmet sandwich chain led by the only Israeli Michelin star chef, Moshik Roth (מושיק רוט), has finally come to Yerushalayim. EIGHT or “8 רשת”, the chain serves everything on the menu for merely 8 shekels each. The reason everything cost 8 shekels is that according to the owner, every time […]

Posted on March 8, 2017 at 12:02 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Grocery Industry to Clarify Product Use-by Labels

The Food Marketing Institute and the Grocery Manufacturers Association launched an industry-wide effort to reduce consumer confusion about product date labels and to reduce waste. The voluntary initiative streamlines myriad date labels on consumer products packaging down to two phrases: “BEST IF USED by” to describe product quality and “USE By” to indicate a food […]

Posted on March 7, 2017 at 12:02 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
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