Food

Shechitah fees increased

By Simon Rocker, September 22, 2011

Lovers of kosher duck pancakes are likely to have to pay more for the Chinese delicacy after the body which licenses the kosher meat trade in London raised its fees this week.

The London Board for Shechita has increased its fees for abattoirs by 50p a duck and £2 a turkey.

But there will be lower increases for chicken and red meat.

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Hall of Fame: Joey Barton

September 22, 2011

"Just experienced my first kosher meal, at Reubens in Baker St, really beautiful food."

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Israeli wine expert's death marked with farewell letter

By Jennifer Lipman, September 8, 2011

A writer revered as Israel's top wine expert has lost his battle with a long illness.

Daniel Rogov, who was one of the most influential figures in Israel's wine community, was in his 70s.

He was a food and wine critic for Haaretz newspaper and known for his annual Guide to Israeli wines, published since 2005.

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Max Brenner boycotters breach chocolate shop bar

By Jennifer Lipman, August 10, 2011

Chocolate made by a bald man might seem like an unusual product to incur the wrath of anti-Israel campaigners.

But four members of the pro-Palestinian Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) campaign have been arrested in Melbourne in connection with a protest at a Max Brenner chocolate store.

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Tottenham riots: Jews hand out challah

By Jennifer Lipman, August 8, 2011
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Members of Tottenham's strictly Orthodox community were filmed handing out Shabbat leftovers during Saturday's night of unrest in North London. For teh full story on this click here

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Come dine with us - it's for charity

By Jessica Elgot, July 28, 2011

Dinner party guests in Leeds are being encouraged to donate money to Leeds Jewish Welfare Board, instead of giving flowers or wine to their host, in a new fundraising drive.

The charity is urging supporters to host a "Come Dine At Mine" Shabbat dinner on September 9 in aid of the Rainbow Project, helping adults with learning disabilities.

LJWB fundraising committee member Ilan Sherman said:

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Mitzvah Day is out to lunch

July 21, 2011

Mitzvah Day is spreading its wings with a food aid venture to which 15 firms and community organisations have already signed up.

Friday November 18 will be Give Away Your Lunch Day, designed to forge ties between offices and local homeless charities.

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Crisp reply from Gary Lineker

By Jonathan Kalmus, July 21, 2011

Gary Lineker, the public face of Walkers Crisps, has sympathised with an observant Leeds Jewish family whose coeliac son can no longer eat the snack because of a legally enforced change in labelling.

The sports broadcaster told Debra Samuel that he could "understand the disappointment" that her son Matthew would no longer be able to eat Walkers Crisps.

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Van where pigs meet kosher meat

By Robyn Rosen, July 14, 2011

A pig carcass has been discovered hanging in a delivery lorry next to kosher meat which has been stamped by London's strictest kashrut authority.

A series of photographs published on a Charedi news website, Behadrei Haredim, shows an unwrapped pig carcass hanging in a lorry next to kosher beef with a clearly marked Kedassia stamp.

Another photograph shows the lorry parked in Stamford Hill wi

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Fast food nightmare: Israel McDonald's axes the McFalafel

By Jennifer Lipman, July 12, 2011

In the battle between the global fast food empire and the plucky local cuisine, we have a winner.

McDonald's has dropped the McFalafel from its Israeli menus just a few months after it introduced the dish.

The company announced this week that it was bringing to Israeli outlets a new burger made of entrecote and prime rib, but said that the McFalafel did not belong in McDonald's.

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