Food

Reach for the stars: Milky Way Magic Stars now kosher

By Anna Sheinman, May 23, 2013

Milky Way Magic stars are just one of over 30 products which have received kosher certification from the London Beth Din since the beginning of the year according to an update to the Really Jewish Food Guide 2013. Hubba Bubba bubblegum is now approved parev and two varieties of Duchy original shortbread are approved dairy.

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Hotel Chocolat co-founder offers his ten steps towards chocolate heaven

By Anna Sheinman, May 20, 2013

Peter Harris co-founded the luxury chocolatier in 2004 and has watched it grow from one store in Watford to 74 shops worldwide, a boutique hotel and a cocoa plantation in St Lucia — with a revenue of £63 million last year. Speaking at a Norwood dinner, he told guests:

1. Forget research

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Gefiltefest 2013 in pictures

By Anna Sheinman, May 20, 2013

The highlights of Gefiltefest 2013 at the London Jewish Cultural Centre on Sunday May 19.

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Gefiltefest 2013 - 'biggest yet'

By Zoe Winograd, May 19, 2013

Gefiltefest, the annual celebration of Jewish food, takes place today, with around 600 people expected to attend.

The event includes cooking demonstrations, learning sessions, hands-on activities and a children’s programme.

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May 13: Happy Hummus Day!

By Anna Sheinman, May 13, 2013

Celebrate Hummus Day by eating it and tweeting it using the hashtag #hummusday

Find out more at www.hummusday.com

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Kosher teasers

By Anna Sheinman, May 2, 2013

The London Beth Din has confirmed that the Teasers chocolate bar is now officially KLBD dairy and will carry the KLBD logo. Also gaining certification this week are two limited edition Snickers bars and two Tracker bars.

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Heather Mills's pork-style sausage rolls used kosher label without consent

By Anna Sheinman, April 18, 2013

A vegetarian food company owned by Heather Mills has been using the Manchester Beth Din kosher hechsher without consent on its pork-style sausage rolls.

The misuse emerged when the pork-flavoured snacks made by Redwood were photographed on sale in a Holland and Barrett store in Manchester with the MK symbol on their packaging.

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Man with the recipe for sweet success on the high-street

By Sandy Rashty, April 12, 2013

Experts say the food industry has changed. Consumers are looking for practical products over pricey luxuries and stores will be replaced by online retail. But Asher Budwig, operations director of Lola’s, is bucking the trend with his cupcake business.

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Israeli chefs deny £250,000 book deal

By Zoe Winograd, April 11, 2013

The two Israeli chefs behind a small London restaurant have poured cold water on speculation that their highly anticipated cookbook is expected to earn them a six-figure publishing deal.

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Tesco tart bacon-bound

By Sandy Rashty, March 28, 2013

A Jewish woman from Manchester felt “cheesed off” after discovering her Tesco lunch was laden with bacon.

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