Pumpkins and pumpkin flavored products all the rage this time of the year. On shelves in the supermarket, you will find many products made with pumpkin or “Pumpkin (Pie) Spice” (which has no pumpkin in it but is a common ingredient in pumpkin pie and pumpkin spice cake) and others made with pumpkin itself. To […]
If you frequently find yourself rushing erev Shabbos and Yom Tov then the addition of a pressure cooker could be a solution. It takes up little space, yet can prepare involved recipes in a short amount of time. I spoke with Sharon Matten, the author of Shabbos Under Pressure (copyright 2019 and published with Feldheim), which is […]
Air fryers are becoming ever so popular in many households. Sales are on the rise, as they offer a nearly oil-free cooking experience. NPD, a market research firm, released a study that they had conducted from late May 2017 through mid-March 2019 indicating that close to 10 million items were sold, 4 million of which […]
Two OU Kosher Restaurants Enduring The Covid-19 Stress: Papagaio In Jerusalem And Dougie’s In Woodbourne
Some of the best years of my life took place at summer camps in the mountains and yeshivas in Israel. Part of those experiences included going to bustling restaurants in Woodbourne, where pizza, knishes and hot pretzels were always part of the trip and in Israel where I would meet family and friends at overcrowded […]
In our continuing series of visiting OU Kosher restaurants during Covid-19, I spoke with Six Thirteen, a restaurant in Stamford, Connecticut. With many states experiencing a spike in cases, it’s ever relevant to know that where you are going to dine is safe. On the subject of eating out, New York Times restaurant critic Tom […]
In this week’s installment of our series of visiting OU Kosher restaurants throughout the country operating under the stress of Covid-19, we speak to the owner of a restaurant in Las Vegas, Nevada. The story behind the creation of the restaurant Burnt Offerings is one of serendipity. Two women hailing from two different continents meet […]
Kosher restaurants like many businesses, continue to navigate through a morass of uncertainty. And every community has its own array of rapidly changing policies. In this series, we’ll be connecting with OU Kosher food establishments around the country to see how they’re handling the new realities of running their businesses under the stress of Covid-19. […]
Q: What is the reason for eruv tavshilin? A: When the second or eighth day of yom tov falls on Shabbat, or if Shabbat falls immediately after yom tov, it is rabbinically forbidden to cook or prepare on yom tov for Shabbat. When executed properly, an eruv tavshilin allows one to prepare food for Shabbat on yom tov. This year, the second day of Shavuot […]
Companies all over the United States have been seeking kosher certification to provide kosher certified non-carbonated beverages to the large growing market of consumers who have asked for them. The growth of kosher certification for the beverage industry has provided a unique challenge to kashrus agencies, because beverage companies require a significant amount of involvement and scrutiny. Kashering demands a level of cooperation between the company, its workers and the kosher supervising staff because of an ongoing necessity to kasher between kosher and non-kosher products.
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