Kosher

Pesach produce for Jewish troops

By Marcus Dysch, April 14, 2011

Packs of kosher-for-Pesach provisions have been sent around the world to Jewish troops serving in the British armed forces.

Pesach foods including matzah, powdered chicken soup, cake, biscuits, charoset and grape juice have been dispatched to at least 20 people, including servicemen and women in Afghanistan and other Jewish staff in Germany and the Falklands.

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Four cups of gin for Passover?

By Jennifer Lipman, April 13, 2011

Kosher for Passover gin is being widely sold for what is thought to be the first time.

Joining a long list of surprising food and drink items that can now be consumed chametz-free – from pasta to cereal and even bread – the gin was developed by a San Francisco manufacturer and sold on a limited basis last year.

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Tesco's secret weapon

April 11, 2011

Gershon Odze is an unlikely food hero. He does not cook much - maybe the odd spaghetti bolognese or roast chicken. He is quiet, unassuming and Orthodox. He had a religious education outside of the mainstream UK schooling system and has no formal qualifications. After his education he went into computer sales; if your laptop needs a rebuild, he is your man.

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Israel wins wine world cup

By Jennifer Lipman, April 11, 2011

An Israeli wine-maker has triumphed over 3,720 competitors to take first place in a contest dubbed the "Wine World Cup".

The Golan Heights Winery, which produces bottles under the labels Yarden, Gamla and Golan, became the first Israeli company to win the top spot at Italy's annual international wine trade fair.

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High-steaks drama at New York kosher restaurant

By Jennifer Lipman, April 8, 2011

A fashionable kosher steak restaurant in Manhattan has found itself at the centre of a broiges after residents complained diners were disturbing the peace.

The Upper West Side Prime KO eatery has hosted guests from Lindsay Lohan to Sopranos star Jamie Lynn Sigler — and even Israel’s chief rabbi, Yona Metzger.

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Gwyneth Paltrow's cookbook tribute to father

By Libby Galvin, April 7, 2011

Oscar winner and Glee guest star Gwyneth Paltrow has released her first cookbook.

The book is a collection of the recipes of her late father, Jewish film producer Bruce Paltrow.

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Sainsbury's kosher food 'vandalised'

By Jessica Elgot, April 7, 2011

Sainsbury's is investigating claims that the kosher food section at its Whitechapel store is being vandalised.

Rachel Vincent, 61, an Israeli living in Tower Hamlets, says she has been reporting incidents for nearly a year. "The problems are with the chilled section. Sausages and ham and bacon are deliberately put with the kosher food. I keep complaining but it never changes."

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Farming Minister supports plans to label kosher meat

By Robyn Rosen, April 7, 2011

The Farming Minister, Jim Paice, has said that in "an ideal world" kosher meat which has been slaughtered without pre-stunning would be banned.

Mr Paice also said he supported plans to label kosher meat, to keep people in the non-kosher market, which consumes 70 per cent of shechitah-slaughtered meat, well informed.

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'Too unkempt': Shomer battles US beard police

By Simon Rocker, March 31, 2011

The United Synagogue is being sued for religious discrimination by a former kosher supervisor who, apparently, is claiming there were objections to his beard.

Jonathan Abrahams, 58, who lives in Stamford Hill, north London, was made redundant as a full-time shomer with the organisation's kashrut division over a year ago.

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Armed robbery at Edgware kosher deli

By Marcus Dysch, March 24, 2011

Staff at a kosher delicatessen were held up at gunpoint during an armed robbery this morning.

Police were called to Noshers Smoked Salmon Company in Edgware, north west London, at around 8.45am after two men threatened them with a handgun and demanded money.

Firearms officers arrived at the scene but the men had already fled empty-handed after staff refused to hand over cash.

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