It's Shabbat chicken - straight from the lab

By Daniel Sugarman, July 22, 2016

If this is the future of the Friday-night meal, it's not for the squeamish.

An Israeli company has come up with a way to "grow" chicken meat out of cells taken from a live animal.

Koby Barak, CEO and co-founder of SuperMeat, is convinced that the result will be "real, tasty meat", and entirely kosher.


Novel success for kosher popcorn

July 7, 2016

Tony Goodman, chief executive of Yumsh Snacks, was waxing lyrical after one of his kosher Ten Acre products won a European award for food innovation. Its strawberry and cream popcorn earned first prize in the INN' awards.

"Ten Acres is the equivalent of a really great book," he said. "Once opened, you will find it hard to put down.


Kosher encounters for Roux

May 19, 2016

Michelin-starred chef Michel Roux Jnr did not know what to expect at the Langdon dinner "Everyone told me it would be typically Jewish fare."

As he'd heard of chopped liver, the starter bore no surprise and though the main course of lemon and rosemary poussin, potato kugel and red cabbage will probably not appear on the Le Gavroche menu any time soon, he "absolutely enjoyed it," he said.


McKosher? They're not lovin' it down under

By Henry Benjamin, May 19, 2016

An Australian lawyer who claims he is of Scottish-Jewish descent, has failed in a bid to register the trademark "McKosher".

Mark Glaser has an office based in the New South Wales town of Maclean, which prides itself in being the Scottish capital of Australia and even boasts tartan telegraph poles.

He has been involved in a trademark fight with fast-food operator McDonald's.


Leeds kosher food outlet transfers ownership

By John Fisher, March 17, 2016

Leeds Gourmet Foods, managed for over a century by Etz Chaim Synagogue members, is now under new management: Yankees Meats Leeds.

Etz Chaim president Malcolm Taylor said: "Times change and we need to change with them to ensure a positive future for Gourmet."

Etz Chaim members belong to the Leeds Jewish Workers Co-operative (LJW) which owns Gourmet Foods, and for over 100 years the Alwoodley


New Edgware butcher will be under Federation’s KF supervision

February 18, 2016

A new kosher butcher is set to open in Edgware, the first in the area under the supervision of the Federation of Synagogues' new KF label.

The arrival of Pulkele in Mowbray Road will mark a further advance for the Federation meat venture since its controversial launch last year.


Knives are out as butchers attack meat price study

By Marcus Dysch, January 14, 2016

Kosher meat producers have reacted furiously to a study which claimed their prices had soared in the past decade.

Butchers said the figures had been "manipulated" to ignore market forces and increased production costs.


Michelin-rated London kosher restaurant shuts down

By JC Reporter, December 27, 2015

The only Michelin-listed kosher restaurant in London has closed.

Bevis Marks The Restaurant, which had been open for 13 years in the City of London, shut on December 24.

In an email to customers, directors Susan and Kenneth Arfin said: “We would have hoped the restaurant would have continued as kosher and it certainly wasn't for the want of trying, but it wasn't to be.


October events on campus

By Naomi Firsht, October 29, 2015

This month has seen a whole host of (mainly) food-based events on campus.



Kosher food comes to Brunel campus

By Naomi Firsht, October 29, 2015

Kosher sandwiches are available for the first time at Brunel University in Uxbridge. Jewish students, who number around 35, can now pick up a DD’s Sandwich at the Costcutter on campus.