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.


Tesco apologises after chocolate bar mix-up

By Rosa Doherty, August 20, 2015

Tesco has apologised after staff placed non-kosher products in the kosher food section in one of its stores.

Customer Rina Sonenthal complained when she discovered the misplaced items in the Tesco branch in Finchley, north London, while shopping last Friday. The goods not carrying a hechsher included bars of chocolate, and packets of wafers and crackers.


You want to keep kosher? Then keep one of these in your pocket

By Josh Jackman, July 30, 2015

No pork; no shellfish; no milk with meat. Simple enough. But what about this yoghurt? Or that soy sauce?

And which brands of ice-cream can you serve at Friday-night dinner?