Food

Is anything OK with your meal?

By Jenni Frazer, March 4, 2013

Our people, as we all know, love to do three things: eat, talk, and complain.

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We have no reason to be smug

By Clarissa Hyman, March 1, 2013

In my mother's kitchen there was a sign: "Dish of the Day - Take It or Leave It". Dinner menus were limited, the food chain was relatively contained and it was only a short step from shochet to saveloys via the butcher's block. As long as it was kosher, and the shomer got a living out of it even if nobody else did, that was all that really counted.

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Cholent: the Ashkenazi secret key to a long, long life, says Israeli scientist

By Simon Round, February 21, 2013

Eating cholent has long been seen thought of as the traditional, if not the most dietetic, Shabbat lunch.

However, new research, centring on the Ashkenazi slow-cooked mix of beef, potato, pulses and other ingredients, now points to the exciting possibility that cholent, if eaten in sufficient quantities, could be the key to a longer life.

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Gefiltefest 2013: Search is on to find the best kosher food in Britain

By Sandy Rashty, February 20, 2013

Food charity Gefiltefest, in conjunction with the JC, has launched the 2013 search to find Britain's best kosher food.

The contest, in its third year, will have categories including best restaurant, bagel, falafel, and cheesecake.

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Booming bakers get a taste for expansion

By Sandy Rashty, February 18, 2013

A young couple who have taken over the management of a kosher bread range stocked by Waitrose for close on 10 years opened new premises with a mezuzah-fixing ceremony on Tuesday.

Avraham and Simona Cohen, both 31, showed guests around the 5,500 square foot Cohens Bakery site in Brent.

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The mane reason to be kosher

By Cari Rosen, February 16, 2013

Doctor doctor, I’m a little hoarse…

True as it happens — with a nasty case of the throat, chest and general malaise lurgy that seems to be doing the rounds at the moment. And yet somehow delightfully topical too.

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Learn from kosher

February 15, 2013

In recent months, we have had to report a worrying number of political attacks on shechita. Across Europe, the enemies of religious freedom have been doing their damnedest to have shechita criminalised. But, oh, what a delicious irony!

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Enough Food For Everyone IF

By Zoe Winograd, January 23, 2013

Over 80 organisations, including World Jewish Relief, Tzedek and the Jewish Social Action Forum, will come together tonight to launch the Enough Food For Everyone IF campaign. The 'if movement' is asking David Cameron to discuss the four big 'IFs' to stop world hunger at the G8 in June.

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Kosher meat protected from horsemeat scandal

By Marcus Dysch, January 17, 2013

There is no danger of horse DNA being found in kosher meat, consumers have been told following the scandal which hit non-kosher products this week.

Horse DNA and traces of pork were found in beefburgers sold in major British supermarkets, including Tesco, and produced by an Irish abattoir which was once a leading kosher meat facility. Much of the meat was subsequently withdrawn from sale.

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Eating like Judas Escarrot

By David Robson, January 10, 2013

I'm not talking about heavy-duty antisemitism - I'll leave that to Melanie Phillips - but some people do make it hard being a Jew. For instance, why did the thieves who broke into my house steal almost nothing except my menorah? Was it antisemitism? It was certainly a nuisance. A good man is hard to find but a good menorah is harder. And this was a very good menorah.

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