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New Kosher Culinary School Opens in Tel Aviv

 

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There is a new way to hone your culinary skills and learn to become a chef in a kosher environment.  The Dan Gourmet School of Kosher Culinary Arts recently opened in Tel Aviv, Israel.  It is a first time collaboration between the ORT Vocational Schools and the prestigious Dan Hotel chain.

The new $2 million center is fully equipped and ready to train Israel’s next generation of chefs and pastry chefs.  The center which claims the largest kosher learning kitchen in the world will offer an internationally recognized cooking and baking curriculum for aspiring chefs.  The full program will take 8 months to complete.  The classes are based on the Culinary Institute of America, where Amir, the head chef/teacher studied, however they are taught in Hebrew.  Writing exercises are not expected in Hebrew and some English translations can be accommodated, so if you have some basic Hebrew you should be able to get by.


 

Dinner Tonight at June Hersh’s

 

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My children are grown and on their own, so my husband and I eat like it is Friday night almost every night of the week. I’ve been known to roast (and eat) an entire duck for myself, or to braise a 5-pound brisket because it looked too good to leave behind at the butcher’s and we had a yen for a pulled brisket sandwich.

smoky chicken and sausage stew

Smoky Chicken and Sausage Stew


 

Oil Adventures ***Giveaway***

 

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Canola, olive, grapeseed, sunflower, peanut and even sesame are all relatively common oils these days.  And with just those six oils you can create a myriad of recipes each with a unique flavor.  I highly recommend you keep a few different oil varieties around — the reason goes beyond flavor.

Studies have shown that a balanced intake of omega 3 and 6 along with a high level of omega 9 fatty acids significantly reduce the risk of dying from a cardiovascular-related disease.


 

5-Ingredient Hors D’oeuvres for 8 Nights

 

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Chanukah and party go hand in hand with one another. Chanukah is an exciting Jewish holiday which calls for eight nights of parties while gathering with family and friends. Now you’ll be able to create the ultimate gourmet party food with no more than five ingredients! What is impressive about the following hors d’oeuvres is how gourmet and complicated they seem, yet how simple and easy they are to make.
 

caramelized onion tart

Caramelized Onion Tart


 

Chanukah Treats

 

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Box ‘em, Bag’em, Eat’em!  Whatever you do with them, they are the perfect Chanukah treat.

Ycan find pastry boxes for your donuts at craft stores or online.  Fill mini boxes with donuts for your guests to take home.


 

One Egg is a Fortune Cookbook and Giveaway

 

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One Egg is a Fortune is a compilation of over 100 kosher recipes from 50 Jewish celebrities from around the world filled with sumptuous food photography, delicious recipes, interesting biographies and special memories.

Blazing Wings

Blazing Wings


 

Decorating a Table for Chanukah

 

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Miraculously Modern

“…She’asah Nissim Lavoteinu Bayamim Haheim B’zman Hazeh!”

Chanukah is a time to recall miracles of the past as well as the many small miracles bestowed upon us daily. May the flames of the Menorah illuminate that for which we should be grateful.


 

Win a Gift Basket For a Friend In Israel

 

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For when you can’t be there, send a “sweet hug”…because you love them!!

Gili’s Goodies was founded by Gail and David Ehrlich, immigrants from New York, in their home in Efrat, Israel 2001.


 

Win a Chanukah Gift Basket from Star Fine Foods

 

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Contest Ends December 4th. Enter to WIN a basket of STAR Fine Foods Mediterranean products worth over $100.  All products in basket are OU kosher certified.

This basket is full of goodies perfect for Chanukah or any time really.  A variety of Olive Oils including rosemary infused,   Olives, cherries, capers and more.


 

Gluten Free Recipes for Thanksgiving

 

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I’m a big fan of stuffing. I love simple stuffings – like the old Stove Top stuff (don’t judge).  Of course it is sadly full of gluten so we can’t touch the stuff, but we can recreate our own.  And guess what?  It is smashingly easy and way less expensive.

Here’s how you do it. Get some of your favorite gluten-free bread. The bread counts for a lot of the flavor. Whether you buy the loaf or make it doesn’t matter. Just make sure you love it.


 

Turkey Roasting Guide

 

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It is that time of year, Turkey day is only 9 days away.  While the rest of the world is going crazy preparing for the big meal, we are used to huge weekly dinners.  Meals where everything has to be cooked ahead of time.  And don’t forget the three day yom tovim.  Thanksgiving is a piece of pie and is actually fun to be able to cook food that doesn’t have to stay hot for hours.  But, we all do need reminders and pointers on making that Roast Turkey.  I mean how often do you make one of these enormous birds?

We at JoyofKosher.com got you covered with recipes and menus for a kosher Thanksgiving as well as tips, tricks and videos for a perfectly Roasted Turkey.


 

10 Top Pumpkin Recipes

 

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Do you love Pumpkin? Here are 10, but click on to see even more.  We have over 100 pumpkin recipes on this site.  With everything from Soup to Cookies to Pizza and Pastas, there is no doubt pumpkin is a versatile ingredient.  It is also an incredibly healthy, one cup of pumpkin puree has only 80 calories and 760% of the DV for Vitamin A.   And it can’t get easier than opening up a can of 100% pure pumpkin (nothing wrong with this shortcut) to add taste and texture to healthy foods your whole family will enjoy.

If you have a can of pumpkin you can make…


 

Win A 1 Year Subscription to the Joy of Kosher...

 

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Like us on Facebook and then you have two ways to enter.  Spread the word and share this contest on your Facebook wall.

 


 

‘My Grandmother’s Ravioli’ Will...

 

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The new show, ‘My Grandma’s Ravioli’ debuts on October 24th on the Cooking Channel.   The show will follow, Mo Rocca as he learns treasured family recipes from grandparents across the country.  Mo grew up on his grandmother’s ravioli and although the memories will never be forgotten, the recipes are.  In each 30-minute episode, Mo will learn from other people’s grandparents how to make traditional specialties from their families.

In the first episode Mo visits 76-year-old spitfire grandmother Ruth Teig in Scarsdale, NY for a lesson in classic Jewish cuisine.  He will learn to make kreplach, gefilte fish from scratch and coffee cake.  Ruth includes family anecdotes and gives Mo a hilarious tutorial in Yiddish expressions.  As a holocaust survivor, Ruth shares her true appreciation for all the wonderful things in life and we look forward to watching her.


 

DIY – Make Your Own Applesauce

 

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When I was growing up, Thursday afternoon was applesauce day. I can still picture the fragrant pot of simmering apples holding court on the stovetop. Once the softened apples burst out of their skins, my siblings and I used to fight over who got to churn the cooked fruit through the food mill.

With kids of my own, I’ve come to value the simplicity of homemade applesauce and its complex, aromatic taste that is so superior to store-bought brands.