Food

It’s bad news for snack fans again

By Anna Sheinman, July 18, 2013

First it was Walkers salt and vinegar crisps — now the popular rice-cake product, Snack- a-Jacks, has been struck off the list of kosher approved foods, because multinational food company Pepsi-Co has failed to provide the London Beth Din with simple technical information.

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Fears for kosher kids raised over school lunch plan

By Marcus Dysch, July 18, 2013

Concerns over the provision of kosher lunches for school pupils have been dismissed by the Department for Education.

The Board of Deputies said Jewish pupils at schools without kosher catering must be allowed to continue to take packed lunches.

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Locals rally to save popular creperie

By Sandy Rashty, July 11, 2013

For more than 30 years, the crepe stand in Hampstead High Street has been a social hub for north-west London’s Jews.

For teenagers and young families, dating couples and senior citizens, La Crêperie de Hampstead has been a place to meet, greet and grab a French-style snack. Even celebrities such as Kate Moss and Mila Kunis have been known to stop by for a pancake.

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Butter them up nicely

By Simon Round, July 11, 2013

Perhaps for the first time in human history, the ability to cook is no longer an essential survival skill.

There are so many ready meals and takeaway options that the ability to remove a hot container from a microwave without burning your hands (not as easy as it sounds) are the only techniques you need to master.

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Cooking after Sara: the man from Mosimann’s taught me

By Michael Freedland, July 11, 2013

It was my three adult children who decided I had to do more in the kitchen but my wife Sara who influenced the idea — a year after she died.

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Charles Saatchi and Nigella Lawson to divorce

By Sandy Rashty, July 8, 2013

Charles Saatchi has announced that he and Nigella Lawson are to divorce.

The art collector said the decision to end his 10-year marriage to the 53-year-old TV cook was "heartbreaking".

He revealed that the couple were splitting after Ms Lawson failed to defend him during the media storm which followed the publication of photographs showing Mr Saatchi gripping Ms Lawson's neck.

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JW3: bringing the best of Jewish food to NW3

By Victoria Prever, July 4, 2013

Jewish diners are notoriously hard to please. So, one of the greatest challenges facing the trustees behind the JW3 community centre in relation to their new building was the catering.

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Organic spray protects tomatoes — and big ships

By Nathan Jeffay, June 28, 2013

In a laboratory in Hebrew University, scientists have developed a spray that repels bacteria with the same ease that insect sprays repel mosquitoes.

If the innovation by 35-year-old Meital Reches and her team fulfils its potential, its first use will most likely be in hospitals, where it could dramatically reduce the incidence of infections. Beyond that, the possibilities are endless.

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Shoppers told to buy Israeli goods in new campaign

By Marcus Dysch, June 27, 2013

British shoppers will be encouraged to buy Israeli products next week as part of an initiative to counter boycott campaigns.

Dates, fruit, olives and wines are expected to be among the items that Israel supporters add to their shopping trolleys and baskets.

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Man in the kitchen: shwarma for cheats

By Simon Round, June 27, 2013

A t some point during an alcohol-fuelled evening out with friends, a man’s thoughts inevitably turn to shwarma — the Middle Eastern version of the Turkish doner kebab, which has become ubiquitous in Israel.

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