Food

May 13: Happy Hummus Day!

By Anna Sheinman, May 13, 2013

Celebrate Hummus Day by eating it and tweeting it using the hashtag #hummusday

Find out more at www.hummusday.com

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Kosher teasers

By Anna Sheinman, May 2, 2013

The London Beth Din has confirmed that the Teasers chocolate bar is now officially KLBD dairy and will carry the KLBD logo. Also gaining certification this week are two limited edition Snickers bars and two Tracker bars.

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Heather Mills's pork-style sausage rolls used kosher label without consent

By Anna Sheinman, April 18, 2013

A vegetarian food company owned by Heather Mills has been using the Manchester Beth Din kosher hechsher without consent on its pork-style sausage rolls.

The misuse emerged when the pork-flavoured snacks made by Redwood were photographed on sale in a Holland and Barrett store in Manchester with the MK symbol on their packaging.

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Man with the recipe for sweet success on the high-street

By Sandy Rashty, April 12, 2013

Experts say the food industry has changed. Consumers are looking for practical products over pricey luxuries and stores will be replaced by online retail. But Asher Budwig, operations director of Lola’s, is bucking the trend with his cupcake business.

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Israeli chefs deny £250,000 book deal

By Zoe Winograd, April 11, 2013

The two Israeli chefs behind a small London restaurant have poured cold water on speculation that their highly anticipated cookbook is expected to earn them a six-figure publishing deal.

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Tesco tart bacon-bound

By Sandy Rashty, March 28, 2013

A Jewish woman from Manchester felt “cheesed off” after discovering her Tesco lunch was laden with bacon.

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A strange Seder: this one is vegan... and has bread

By Marcus Dysch, March 22, 2013

If you think preparing your kitchen for Pesach is a challenge, imagine how much more difficult the festival is for those who avoid not only chametz, but also meat, fish and all dairy products.

For vegans, a Seder plate featuring a tofu version of a lamb shank or chicken neck, is not an unfamiliar sight.

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Matzah on the menu at King David for Obama in Israel

By Jennifer Lipman, March 12, 2013

He is one of the most powerful people in the world, but even Barack Obama is unlikely to be able to circumvent Pesach food restrictions when he visits Israel next week.

The US president is due to arrive in the Jewish state on Wednesday March 20, just a few days before the start of Passover.

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Real meat in Walkers crisps

By Jennifer Lipman, March 7, 2013

Walkers Crisps have promised that new meat flavouring in its previous vegetarian-friendly signature crisps, will be clearly labelled.

Currently, Walkers’ salted, salt and shake, and salt and vinegar crisps are certified kosher by the London Beth Din.

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Tesco confuses Pesach shoppers

By Jonathan Kalmus, March 7, 2013

Supermarket giant Tesco has been found selling non-kosher for Passover cakes and snacks as Pesach products.

The JC found at least nine products being sold in stores across the country as part of the chain’s dedicated Passover offerings, some which contained standard processed wheat, which is strictly forbidden during the eight-day festival.

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