Food

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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McDonald's rejects option to build in West Bank settlement

By Zoe Winograd, June 26, 2013

McDonald’s has rejected an invitiation to open a restaurant in a West Bank settlement .

Omri Padan, the owner of McDonald's-Israel, has reportedly declined a request to open one of the fast-food restaurants in a new shopping centre in the West Bank settlement of Ariel.

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A game of two (beigel) halves

By David Robson, June 24, 2013

Cricket isn't a very Jewish game. I doubt if Ian Botham, dropping the ball while he was running in to bowl, ever yelled "oy vey" as one of my team once did.

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Respect to the Jewish refugees who gave us fish, chips and M&S

By Jennifer Lipman, June 20, 2013

Jewish refugees have made the most significant contribution to British life, according to a new national survey looking at the different groups that have settled in the UK to escape persecution.

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UK shechita supporters at odds with French rabbis over foie gras

By Josh Jackman , June 18, 2013

Shechita UK has strenuously denied claims from the head of the Paris Rabbinical Court that Israel’s proposed ban on foie gras could lead to European countries outlawing shechita in retaliation.

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Butcher shop is gutted by fire

By Jonathan Kalmus, June 17, 2013

The head of a family-run kosher butcher in north Manchester has vowed to rebuild the business after his shop was gutted by fire on Friday night.

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Great Egg-citement as store reopens

By Anna Sheinman, June 17, 2013

Long-established Stamford Hill grocery the Egg Stores will reopen on Sunday morning after a major blaze last August.

“We’re having a l’chaim,” explained co-owner Erica Friedlander. “We’re going to have popcorn and balloons and candy floss for the children. And, of course, shmaltz herring. Everyone will come down, I hope.”

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Man in the kitchen: Another slice of life

By Simon Round, June 14, 2013

My dad was no cook. He needed precise instructions about oven temperature, pre-heating and preparation before he even attempted to bake a potato. However, in his 50s, he decided it might be a nice idea to bake a loaf of bread. This was a big jump for someone who had difficulty boiling an egg, but he duly found a recipe and baked a loaf — and it tasted quite nice.

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Israel rules on boureka shapes

By Sandy Rashty, June 12, 2013

Israeli regulators have been focusing on one of the country’s most protected delicacies – the boureka.

The pastry – often stuffed with cheese, potato, spinach or mushroom – must now comply with strict shape and filling directions stipulated by the Israeli Rabbinate's kashrut regulators.

The so-called “bourekas revolution” was implemented on Tuesday.

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