Food

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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Chocoholics spoilt for choice

By Anna Sheinman, June 6, 2013

Now Ambassadors can really spoil us with even more chocolates. This week the London Beth Din announced that a whole host of Ferrero chocolates are now approved kosher dairy.

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Man in the kitchen: No more burnt offerings

By Simon Round, June 6, 2013

This first column is really not about the kitchen at all. Because at this time of the year - weather permitting - a man's thoughts turn to the great outdoors... and creating a fire to cook on.

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London diners tuck into Gefiltefest

By Zoe Winograd, May 24, 2013

Jewish food festival Gefiltefest served up a special day for more than 600 foodies, from six months old to 93, who gathered at the London Jewish Cultural Centre in Golders Green to eat, drink, learn and enjoy a cornucopia of Jewish heritage and gastronomic delight. (Photo credits: Steven Ingram, Anna Sheinman and Zoe Winograd)

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Your child needs exercise

By Ellie Cannon , May 24, 2013

W e all know that having an active childhood is generally a good thing for our children, but there are genuine health benefits associated with getting into exercise at a young age. Enjoying an active childhood pays dividends both in a child’s current health and in their long-term attitude to exercise.

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Gaza tunnels used to smuggle KFC

May 23, 2013

Palestinians have started smuggling Kentucky Fried Chicken into Gaza, Haaretz has reported.

Yamama, a Gaza-based delivery service, employs motorcycle couriers to pick the chicken up from the border tunnels and deliver it to customers. The meals are made at KFC outlets in cities around the Sinai Peninsula.

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Miliband smells a winner as he joins Gefiltefest crowd

By Zoe Winograd, May 23, 2013

It must have been the sweet smells emanating from the London Jewish Cultural Centre in Golders Green that persuaded David Miliband to change his plans for his family’s Sunday.

The LJCC was hosting the annual Gefiltefest and, unable to resist the aromas from the various stalls, the Milibands opted to join the other 650 food lovers.

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Harrods says ‘I do’ to kosher wedding service

By Anna Sheinman, May 23, 2013

Harrods, the department store fit for royals, is now targeting every Jewish princess by advertising kosher weddings.

The store formerly owned by the
Al Fayed brothers, until it was bought by the Qatari royal family in 2010, has previously held several royal warrants.It has now gained another stamp of approval in the form of kosher certification from the Sephardi Kashrut authority.

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