Kosher

Tesco's big Manchester Pesach push

March 4, 2011

Tesco has fired the first shots in a Pesach price war by unveiling a record 500-plus Passover items, including 12 own label lines and many special offers.

And Manchester's Prestwich and Cheetham Hill stores will be among those carrying the biggest ranges.

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The drinks are on Kedem

March 3, 2011

There was plenty to drink a L'Chaim to on Monday evening when Kedem Europe staged its biggest UK kosher wine festival at the Park Lane Hotel in London's West End.

Leading wine writers were among 600 people who enjoyed a taste of premium wines from Israel, Europe, America, South America, Australia and New Zealand.

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EasyJet gives another non-kosher helping

February 24, 2011

The budget airline forced to apologise for serving ham on a flight from Israel this week admitted it has happened more than once.

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Bakery targets lunchers

By Jay Grenby, February 17, 2011

Responding to local demand, a Hatch End bakery which became kosher licensed late last year has this week added a sit-down lunch menu.

Dubliner Michael Feldman opened Bakers Cottage a year ago as an organic food operation. Although it did not do as well as he had hoped, he quickly came to appreciate that with a kosher butcher nearby, a kosher baker would be popular among the growing Hatch End community, plus Jews from neighbouring Pinner, Northwood and Ruislip.

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EasyJet's kosher flight meal - bacon

By Robyn Rosen, February 17, 2011

Trainee Accountant Victor Kaufman couldn't believe his ears when he settled into his seat for a budget flight from Israel.

For shortly after take-off, the crew announced they were about to begin serving food - which included bacon baguettes and ham melts.

"It was a little insensitive," he said. "I think they need a lesson or two on cultural awareness if they expand their routes into the Middle East."

Mr Kaufman, 25, from East Finchley was on an easyJet flight from Tel Aviv to Luton last weekend.

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Kosher haggis supplier burns with enthusiasm

By Stephanie Brickman, January 20, 2011

To communities north of the border, Burns Night is when we are not just common-or-garden Jews - we're Scottish Jews.

On January 25, haggis will be ceremonially "piped in" to celebrations of the life and works of the national bard in homes and synagogue halls - and a poem, Ode to a Haggis, recited in mock solemnity.

But no self-respecting Burns Night party would be complete without a haggis lovingly prepared by Doreen Cohen, who is marking 25 years as the world's only kosher haggis purveyor.

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Palestinian firm seeks kosher food stamp

By Jennifer Lipman, January 20, 2011

A tahini manufacturer has become the first Palestinian company in history to apply for a kosher food license.

The Nablus-based Alul Company want to be able sell their products, including the sweet halva, to Israeli chains.

The chief rabbinate said they expected to accept the request, as long as issues of supervision, to ensure nothing was made on Shabbat or with non-kosher ingredients, could be resolved.

The company previously had a license in the 1980s, but lost it when control of Nablus went to the Palestinian Authority.

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Liverpool loses council cash for meals-on-wheels

January 14, 2011

Merseyside Jewish Community Care is to lose a £20,000 local authority grant towards its provision of kosher meals to the frail and sick.

Liverpool City Council has supported the Kosher Meals and Activities Service for more than 20 years. It provides 7,000 kosher meals annually to elderly people with poor health or low income and those with mental and physical disabilities.

But a change in the grant criteria has removed support for charities with more than 12 months' running costs in unrestricted reserves, making MJCC no longer eligible.

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You Can Do It kosher

By Jonathan Kalmus, December 23, 2010

DIY giant B&Q has opened its first kosher kitchen showroom in a bid to entice Jewish customers.

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No alcohol sold in this Kingdom

By Robyn Rosen, December 22, 2010

Kosher Kingdom in Golders Green has been unable to sell alcohol for more than a week after it was revealed its alcohol licence had lapsed.

The supermarket, on Golders Green Road, was granted a premises licence in 2005 which authorised the sale of alcohol.

But last week a sign appeared telling customers that alcohol was temporarily not for sale.

A Barnet council spokesman said: "A recent review of businesses in the borough has highlighted that the premises does not currently hold a valid licence.

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