Real meat in Walkers crisps

By Jennifer Lipman, March 7, 2013

Walkers Crisps have promised that new meat flavouring in its previous vegetarian-friendly signature crisps, will be clearly labelled.

Currently, Walkers’ salted, salt and shake, and salt and vinegar crisps are certified kosher by the London Beth Din.


Tesco confuses Pesach shoppers

By Jonathan Kalmus, March 7, 2013

Supermarket giant Tesco has been found selling non-kosher for Passover cakes and snacks as Pesach products.

The JC found at least nine products being sold in stores across the country as part of the chain’s dedicated Passover offerings, some which contained standard processed wheat, which is strictly forbidden during the eight-day festival.


We have no reason to be smug

By Clarissa Hyman, March 1, 2013

In my mother's kitchen there was a sign: "Dish of the Day - Take It or Leave It". Dinner menus were limited, the food chain was relatively contained and it was only a short step from shochet to saveloys via the butcher's block. As long as it was kosher, and the shomer got a living out of it even if nobody else did, that was all that really counted.


Cholent: the Ashkenazi secret key to a long, long life, says Israeli scientist

By Simon Round, February 21, 2013

Eating cholent has long been seen thought of as the traditional, if not the most dietetic, Shabbat lunch.

However, new research, centring on the Ashkenazi slow-cooked mix of beef, potato, pulses and other ingredients, now points to the exciting possibility that cholent, if eaten in sufficient quantities, could be the key to a longer life.


The mane reason to be kosher

By Cari Rosen, February 16, 2013

Doctor doctor, I’m a little hoarse…

True as it happens — with a nasty case of the throat, chest and general malaise lurgy that seems to be doing the rounds at the moment. And yet somehow delightfully topical too.


Learn from kosher

February 15, 2013

In recent months, we have had to report a worrying number of political attacks on shechita. Across Europe, the enemies of religious freedom have been doing their damnedest to have shechita criminalised. But, oh, what a delicious irony!


Horsemeat crisis prompts kosher sales surge

By Marcus Dysch, February 14, 2013

The head of the Manchester Beth Din has said that the Food Standards Agency and meat companies could “learn a lot” from kosher producers.

The horsemeat scandal has provided an unprecedented boost for kosher meat suppliers, with butchers reporting “booming” business as consumers turn to guaranteed safe sources.


Drinking in atmosphere at kosher wine showcase

By Barry Toberman, February 4, 2013

Glasses were raised to Kedem Europe in central London on Monday as 800 people ate, drank and were socially merry at its annual Kosher Food and Wine Experience.


Kosher meat protected from horsemeat scandal

By Marcus Dysch, January 17, 2013

There is no danger of horse DNA being found in kosher meat, consumers have been told following the scandal which hit non-kosher products this week.

Horse DNA and traces of pork were found in beefburgers sold in major British supermarkets, including Tesco, and produced by an Irish abattoir which was once a leading kosher meat facility. Much of the meat was subsequently withdrawn from sale.


Eating like Judas Escarrot

By David Robson, January 10, 2013

I'm not talking about heavy-duty antisemitism - I'll leave that to Melanie Phillips - but some people do make it hard being a Jew. For instance, why did the thieves who broke into my house steal almost nothing except my menorah? Was it antisemitism? It was certainly a nuisance. A good man is hard to find but a good menorah is harder. And this was a very good menorah.