Food

Keeping check of the ups and downs in promotions

By Cathy Forman, March 22, 2012

Although Pesach is still a fortnight away, some of the best supermarket offers have ended. But other reductions are being introduced.

At Tesco, for example, Kedem kiddush wine is now being retailed for £4.50 - in line with specialist outlets - having been on offer for £3.

However, its Kedem grape juice, priced at £2 until around a week ago, has now been reduced to £1.34.

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Why Kosher nosh is on a roll

By Simon Rocker, March 22, 2012

Jewish food seems in everyone's good cookbooks these days.

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Dame urges Israelis to donate

By Nathan Jeffay, March 22, 2012

Dame Stephanie Shirley, Britain's first Ambassador for Philanthropy, made her first visit to Israel this week, to address a conference of non-profit-making organisations in Jerusalem.

The 78-year-old millionairess, a kinderstransport refugee who made her fortune from her computing company, Xansa, said that her trip convinced her that Israel is a "wonderful country.

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Pesach comes early to Tesco shelves

By Jonathan Kalmus, February 23, 2012

Shoppers are bemused but in pocket over Tesco's early launch of its Pesach range.

Kosher for Passover dried goods were on the shelves in Tesco branches in major Jewish areas at the beginning of the month.

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Kosher in small communities

By Marcus Dysch, February 16, 2012

No kosher butcher, no kosher baker, and not even any Shabbat candles for sale.

What do you do when you want to keep kosher but your nearest kashrut-friendly store is three hours away by car?

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Israeli chief rabbinate puts lid on Häagen-Dazs

By Jennifer Lipman, January 16, 2012

Israeli ice cream lovers may have to find a new flavour, after Israel's chief rabbinate suggested Häagen-Dazs products were not kosher.

The ice cream company uses liquid milk instead of milk powder for flavours such as pralines and cream and crème brulee, which the chief rabbinate's kashrut department said represented "a severe infringement of kashrut procedures."

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Time to discover the benefits of oil

By Denise Phillips, December 22, 2011

The amount of fried food circulating at Chanucah means that for thosekeeping an eye on their health, the festival of not-so lite a bit of an ordeal.

The jury is out on whether or not a low-fat latke is worth grating a potato for, and no one wants to be a party pooper, so here is the low-down on oil and ways of enjoying it without harming your health.

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Caterer 'not to blame' for grandmother's death

By Jonathan Kalmus, December 8, 2011

An 82-year-old “active” Jewish grandmother from Manchester died of natural causes, a jury ruled this week, and a kosher caterer at her great niece’s wedding was not to blame.

The inquest opened on Monday with an emotional plea from her son to question “sub-optimal” hospital treatment she allegedly received.

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The breadmap to Mideast peace?

By Jennifer Lipman, November 4, 2011

For those who say there will never be peace in the Middle East, here's a "hole" lot of proof that coexistence is possible.

Reports the New York Daily News:

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Kosher McDonald's to close at Israel's Ben Gurion

By Jennifer Lipman, October 27, 2011

Fans of the pre-flight kosher McDonald's meal at Ben Gurion airport will have to find a new place to eat before they board.

The fast-food chain, which has two outlets at Israel’s main airport, will be replaced by Burger Ranch.

According to Ynet, the Israeli company has won a bid to operate exclusively at the airport for the next seven years.

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