Food Glorious Kosher Food!
In June, KosherEye attended the 2010 Fancy Food Show at New York’s Javits Center. What a food fest – so much kosher to eat, so little time. We stayed at a very special, new and reasonably priced boutique property, The French Quarter’s Guest Apartments, which we highly recommend. It is just off Times Square and has a “kitchenette area”, including a refrigerator perfect for the kosher traveler.
Rooms vary in size. When we asked Colin, the very accommodating manager, if he has had any celebrities stay there, he replied, “All of our guests are Celebrities!” We attended a Tweet–Up with many of our Twitter food colleagues, ate in several kosher restaurants, and of course, walked everywhere.
And, then it was off to our kosher road trip through Pennsylvania and Maryland.
Berry-licious Strawberry Fudge Sundae
This is one terrific dessert recipe for fresh strawberries, homemade chocolate sauce and ice cream. What a winning combo – Roasted Strawberry Sundae. Enjoy, enjoy!
Offer a Helping Hand in Israel
Volunteer for Leket Israel, The National Food Bank of Israel.
A successful, and very generous, attorney in Israel owns many dunams of land around Rehovot, which he pays to have planted with all types of vegetables, but he asks that volunteers come and pick them. After they are harvested, the vegetables go directly to soup kitchens and other outlets for the poor. Leket Israel has volunteers who help guide you where to pick, and what to do. The staff is helpful in terms of arranging it in advance. If you are in Israel, even for a short time, this is a must – contact Deena Fiedler at
. Please visit their website, Leket Israel for more information.
KosherEye thanks a prominent Atlanta rabbi, for making us aware of this wonderful mitzvah opportunity.
Self-Rising Flour - Make Your Own!
If a recipe calls for self-rising flour and you don't have any, not a problem....make your own. Follow these simple directions and the problem is solved.
One Cube or Two – Lemon That Is!
Need fresh lemon or lime juice and don't have any? KosherEye shares this Kitchen Tip for always having it as close as your freezer.
The History of the Egg Cream
The egg cream is an old–time New York thirst–quencher; sweet and fizz-full! Despite its name, the egg cream contains neither eggs nor cream. This original, cool, sweet, delicious NY Egg Cream is a baby boomer classic; but likely still on a learning curve for gen-xers!
Trust us...This was the BEST and MOST popular drink at the corner candy store! Try one!
Mint Chip (Chocolate) Ice Cream Recipe
We have received a request for our Mint Chip Ice Cream recipe. We love this recipe by David Lebovitz, from his cookbook The Perfect Scoop, and use fresh mint from our garden. Enjoy!
Blueberry Stuffed French Toast...
A delicious, low fat and healthy option for a Father's Day Breakfast — Blueberry Stuffed French Toast! If however, you wish to create a richer version, simply change the low fat ingredients to the real thing!
Important Fish Kashruth Alert from Star-K
Recently there has been much discussion about the fish worms called Anisakis. These worms/parasites have been found in certain species of fish. Some Gedolei Eretz Yisroel have ruled that these worms are halachically prohibited and, therefore, those species of fish must be inspected prior to use. Since we at Star-K strive to have our kosher certified products accepted by all kosher consumers, Rabbi Moshe Heinemann has instructed Star-K establishments and mashgichim that only the non-problematic fish be used. Until we issue policies and procedures for inspections (as we have for vegetables and fruit) the problematic species of fish - fresh, frozen or canned - will not be used, even with kosher certification (unless prior approval is given by Star-K.)
Rabbi Heinemann recommends that consumers follow the same policy. Therefore, only non-problematic fish should be used until guidelines for inspection are issued. As with all halachic issues, people should follow the guidance of their personal Rav.
Updates will be posted on this site.
The following lists are based on research by Rabbi Gershon Bess. Note: Please READ CAREFULLY since there are some species of fish that appear on both lists. Their acceptability or non-acceptability depends on where they originate. We have no information about fish not included on this list.
Until further notice, only the variety of fish found on the following list may be used without any need for inspection:
- Flounder - Only Fluke, Georgia Banks, Channel
- Gefilte Fish
- Herring fillet
- Lox - Farm Raised [if wild, would state "wild”]
- Minced Fish Sticks
- Pollock - Atlantic
- Red Snapper - Eastern or Atlantic only
- Salmon - Farm Raised (e.g. Atlantic, Norwegian, Chilean, New Zealand, British Columbia )
- Sardines - from Morocco, Philippines, Portugal
- Sea Bass – Striped Bass, Grouper (Mexican), Blue Nose (New Zealand)
- Whitefish - Michigan-Lake Superior
Until we issue policies and procedures for inspections (as we have for vegetables and fruit) the following species of fish (fresh, frozen or canned) should NOT be used (even with kosher certification):
- Cod - Scrod, Hake
- Flounder - Yellow Tail, Wild Dabs, Black Backs, Turbot, Yellow Fin Sole
- Pollack – Alaskan – Fillet fish sticks or patties
- Red Perch
- Red Snapper - Pacific
- Sable a.k.a Black Cod - including Smoked
- Salmon, Wild - Fresh/Frozen/Canned – All types
- Sardines – Norway, Scotland
- Yellow Fin Sole