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Häagen-Dazs in Israel Loses Rabbinical...

 

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Who doesn’t love Häagen-Dazs ice cream? It may be one of the most expensive around, but you do get what you pay for. Little else can compare. Here in the USA Häagen-Dazs ice cream carries the OU-D certification.

Häagen-Dazs in Israel has lost its official kashrut license, due to the fact that it is made with unsupervised liquid milk, instead of a powder. In Israel a product that uses unsupervised milk is not allowed to carry an official hechsher – symbol of certification – as all milk used in these products must be supervised from the time of milking onwards. There has been no recent change in the manufacturing of this ice cream, and General Mills Israel says that the ice cream has always been produced in this manner. The fact that it uses liquid milk and not milk powder is what gives it that superior taste and texture. Powdered milk seems to be more acceptable, because there is a less of a chance that it has been tampered with.


 

Wednesday Deals of the Day – Five at Five

 

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Every day at 5:00 PM EST, we will showcase the best food / kitchen deals of the day. We hope you like them. We present to you today’s round up of deals from across the web – including deals on pizza, knives, coffee – free coffee, frying pans and a Ninja Blender. Let us know what kind of food related deals you are interested in!


 

Supermarkets Hire Professionals to Provide a...

 

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A growing number of supermarkets are hiring companies to evaluate the foods they sell with a ranking system that will help consumers make informed decisions.  King Soopers, a division of Kroger, uses the ratings from one of the larger companies, Nuval, in all of their stores and even have hired dietitians on staff to help their consumers.  You will find the nutrition score right next to the price.

Guiding Stars is another leading company offering a ranking system that provides stars for the food, three stars signifying the best foods.  While Nuval uses a point system, where 100 is the best.  At the same time the governemnet is deciding whether they should implement this type of rating system to be displayed with calories, sat fat, trans fat, sugar and sodium on the front of packages instead of or in addition to on the back.  Currently they are evaluating the research before the next step will be taken.


 

Tuesday Deals of the Day – Five at Five

 

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Every day at 5:00 PM EST, we will be showcasing the best food deals of the day.  We hope you like them. Here is a round up of deals from across the web today:

 


 

Food Trends 2012

 

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It’s the beginning of the new year, and everyone has predictions for what will be trendy in food this year.

Huff Post Foodie Rozanne Gold says that entertaining pot luck style will be big this year – she calls it “kibbutz-style entertaining”. She also says that locally grown food is becoming hip and trendy. She also predicts the end of the cupcake bubble – but I am in denial about that one. Spices will be front and center – especially new spice blends.


 

Man-O-Manischewitz Cook-Off : HURRY! Time is...

 

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ONE WEEK LEFT TO ENTER!!

Celebrity Chef Claire Robinson to Host the
6th Annual Man-O-Manischewitz Cook-Off!


 

Kosher Food and Wine Experience 2012

 

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Royal Wine Corp. is hosting the Sixth Annual Kosher Food and Wine Experience (KFWE) on Feb. 13, 2012 at Pier 60 on the Hudson River.

Wine lovers will be able to taste more then 200 high quality kosher wines from all around the world and foodies will be able to taste from over 25 of the top kosher restaurants and caterers in and around New York.


 

Joy of Kosher: Best of Kosher Awards

 

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You, our dear readers, are the arbiters of taste in all things, but especially in all things kosher. Who better than YOU to select the best of the best in kosher? I can think of no one better suited and I present to you our first annual Joy of Kosher BEST OF KOSHER AWARDS.

Starting NOW you can nominate and vote for your favorite products, restaurants, kosher food personalities and more!


 

Quick & Kosher Cooking Show on JLTV

 

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Jamie Geller’s Quick & Kosher online cooking show is on television! JLTV  airs episodes weekly, on Mondays at 10pm EST.

 


 

6th Annual Man-O-Manischewitz Cook-Off!

 

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Celebrity Chef Claire Robinson to Host the
6th Annual Man-O-Manischewitz Cook-Off!

Share Your Favorite Recipes And “Share The Memories”
Enter for a Chance to Compete in NYC for $25,000 Grand Prize Package


 

Kosherfest 2011

 

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Kosherfest is the world’s largest kosher-certified products trade event serving the retail and foodservice industries. This year it is taking place on Nov 8th and 9th in the Meadowlands Exposition Center, in Secaucus NJ.

We will be there this year – look for us in Booth #346. Click to see floor plan. If you stop by our booth and sign up for our weekly newsletter you will have a chance to win a one-year subscription to the Joy of Kosher Magazine with Jamie Geller.


 

Quick & Kosher TV Debut!!

 

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We have some really great news for you – Jamie Geller’s Quick & Kosher online cooking show is coming to television! JLTV will be premiering the first episode on Monday October 31, at 9pm ET & PT!

For viewing info in your area please click here.


 

Sweet Genius – A New Food Network Show

 

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Master pastry chef Ron Ben-Israel is the Sweet Genius, and host of a brand new show premiering on the Food Network this Thursday, September 22nd at 10pm ET/PT.  Each week four of America’s top pastry chefs will compete against each other for a $10,000 cash prize – creating magical and inventive desserts, while being given an inspiration, surprise ingredients, and a limited amount of time.

Born and raised in Tel Aviv, Ron Ben-Israel is used to hearing applause. Before embarking on a career as a pastry artist, Ben-Israel enjoyed a fifteen-year career as a professional modern dancer.  I couldn’t control my curiosity.  What kind of person would trade ballet slippers for a baking pan?  “I always enjoyed Israeli folk dancing, and even while attending art school I continued performing,” explains Ben-Israel,“but after finishing my three years of [army] service I was able to devote myself to practicing ballet and modern techniques, and was accepted to one of the top companies in Israel at the time, Bat Dor. I performed and toured for years, and while in Canada I fell in love with the art of being a pastry chef.  Consequently, when I had to retire from professional dancing, I found a new stage at the kitchen.”


 

Remembering Rogov

 

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With sadness we mourn the passing of Daniel Rogov, author of “Rogov’s Guide to Israeli Wines” and “Rogov’s Guide to World Kosher Wines,” columnist for HaAretz and a frequent contributor to JoyofKosher.com.  Rogov, a self-described “curmudgeon” helped popularize the emerging Israeli wine and culinary scene with great honesty and integrity. His loss will be felt both personally and throughout the food and wine world.

Rogov’s last words can be found on his wine forum – Wine Lover’s Page.