Food

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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Sweet New Year for the troops

By Marcus Dysch, September 27, 2011

Packs of kosher provisions have been distributed to Jewish troops serving in the British armed forces to help them celebrate Rosh Hashanah.

The parcels, including honey cake, dried fruits, powdered chicken soup and other treats, were dispatched to those serving in Afghanistan and other conflict zones. They are provided by the Jewish Committee for HM Forces.

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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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