Food

If mealtimes are messy — make them muck in

By Justine Kanter, August 21, 2013

What Jewish mother is not concerned with what her offspring eats? Coming from a culture so concerned with its stomachs, most of us know how important it is to pass on to our children the enjoyment of preparing and consuming good food.

Countless articles tell us that the best way to achieve this is by setting a lifelong example to our kids about the value of communal eating.

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Butcher’s heritage site is under threat of the chop

By Jonathan Kalmus, August 12, 2013

A historic Merseyside butcher’s shop which supplied kosher meat to the Titanic is under threat of demolition through building plans of the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine.

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Obviously, we are always what we eat

By Elizabeth Luard, August 9, 2013

Food is political – and nowhere are politics more evident that in The Gaza Kitchen, an everyday story of life and cooking in that narrow strip of fertility that separates the desert from the sea, served as a link between Europe and Asia and allowed Damascus to trade with Venice.

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The fish dish only Jews leave cold

By Anna Sheinman, August 8, 2013

“The fish must be market fresh and the batter crisp and light. I have cod battered, but haddock in matzah meal, cod is just too thick for that. I like my chips dry and slightly crisp with lots of hot fluffy potato in the centre and only fried once. Malt vinegar, followed by salt, because if you put salt on first the vinegar washes it away.

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The bogus burger — is it kosher?

By Simon Rocker, August 8, 2013

The world’s first test-tube burger, grown from the stem cells of a cow, may have left question this week over whether it was tasty enough for the table.

But rabbis will have to wrestle with a different problem posed by the creation of a Dutch scientist and funded to the tune of £250,000 by Google co-founder Sergei Brin — is artificial meat kosher?

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Man in the kitchen: not burnt at the steak

By Simon Round, August 5, 2013

I know quite a few people (OK most of them men) who whenever they see steak and chips on a restaurant menu, just cannot help but order it.

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Man in the kitchen: Show a Tatin who's boss

July 26, 2013

I have a weakness for desserts. That weakness is that I’m not very good at making many of them. Like a lot of men, given the choice, I would survive on lumps of protein (although in my case I’m likely to make a hollandaise to go with my grilled salmon).

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Man in the kitchen: kids' grub to grab me

By Simon Round, July 22, 2013

Many parents do not relish cooking for their young children, who tend to be fussy and unadventurous — and that is not a great combination for a chef.

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Sainsbury’s rejects calls for a ban on Israeli goods

By Marcus Dysch, July 18, 2013

Sainsbury’s has rejected anti-Israel activists’ calls for the company to ban Israeli goods being sold in its supermarkets.

Chairman David Tyler told the firm’s annual general meeting that no boycott of Israel would be considered.

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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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