Tempting shoppers' taste buds

By Jessica Elgot, November 3, 2011

Two friends from primary school who have lived on different sides of the world for the majority of their lives are back together for a kosher business venture - a takeaway creperie in Brent Cross which opened this week.

Now both 51, Melissa Levi and Michaela Machat were together at the Woolfson Hillel School until Ms Machat moved to South America with her family when she was 10.

At 21, Mrs L


Kosher McDonald's to close at Israel's Ben Gurion

By Jennifer Lipman, October 27, 2011

Fans of the pre-flight kosher McDonald's meal at Ben Gurion airport will have to find a new place to eat before they board.

The fast-food chain, which has two outlets at Israel’s main airport, will be replaced by Burger Ranch.

According to Ynet, the Israeli company has won a bid to operate exclusively at the airport for the next seven years.


Using their loaves to tempt Glasgow kosher shoppers

By Stephanie Brickman, October 27, 2011

Kosher provision for the Glasgow community is to be extended with a supervised in-house bakery at a Whole Foods Market branch opening next month in Giffnock.

The bakery will come under the supervision of the West of Scotland Kashrut Commission, whose Rabbi Moshe Rubin was delighted by the co-operation of the natural and organic grocer.


Full house eats it up

October 11, 2011

So popular was the first kosher food tasting for non-Jews at the 2011 Manchester Food and Drink Festival that people had to be turned away.

Manchester Jewish Museum hosted Secrets from a Kosher Kitchen, giving 30 guests a flavour of dishes from Russia to the Middle East.


Shechitah fees increased

By Simon Rocker, September 22, 2011

Lovers of kosher duck pancakes are likely to have to pay more for the Chinese delicacy after the body which licenses the kosher meat trade in London raised its fees this week.

The London Board for Shechita has increased its fees for abattoirs by 50p a duck and £2 a turkey.

But there will be lower increases for chicken and red meat.


Hall of Fame: Joey Barton

September 22, 2011

"Just experienced my first kosher meal, at Reubens in Baker St, really beautiful food."


Sarah Jessica Parker's unkosher drinking game

By Anna Sheinman, September 15, 2011

Jewish actress Sarah Jessica Parker has suggested a not-so-kosher drinking game for her new film I Don't Know How She Does It.

In an interview with gossip website PopSugar she suggested that every time viewers saw her character's husband (played by Greg Kinnear) eat bacon, they should drink.


Notts offers kosher campus catering

By Jennifer Lipman, September 1, 2011

Nottingham University students will now be able to enjoy freshly made deli-style kosher meals on campus.

The university will be the first in Britain to offer kosher catering, following a collaboration with the Union of Jewish Students.

Students will be able to buy kosher meals and snacks at lunchtime from the canteen in the student union's Portland building - for example, salt beef, pastrami


A kosher twist on bacon

By Jessica Elgot, August 18, 2011

Many kosher and Jewish cookbooks land on the desk of the JC's food editor, but none more striking than Kosher Modern by Geila Hocherman and Arthur Boehm, which at first glance appears to have a dish of parma ham and roast figs on the cover. But chef Hocherman is the world expert at turning treif kosher. The parma ham is actually salt-cured duck breast.


Crunch time as judge denies prisoner's matzah request

By Jennifer Lipman, August 11, 2011

A judge in New York has ruled that a Jewish prisoner does not deserve a weekly portion of matzah.

Southern District Judge Shira Scheindlin ruled that Christopher Henry's request was not wrongfully denied.