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CKCA Introduces New Curriculum

 

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America’s Only Kosher Professional Baking & Pastry Program Introduces New Curriculum

French Pastry Chef Instructs Students in Advanced Pastry Arts


 

5th Annual Man-O-Manischewitz Contest

 

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Jamie Geller was one of the judges at the 5th Annual Man-O-Manischewitz Cook-off at which Stuart Davis, 45, from Cherry Hill, NJ with his Chicken and Egg Donburi (recipe can be found on the Manischewitz website) was crowned King of Kosher on Thursday March 31 2011. Davis received a grand prize worth $25,000 which includes: state of the art kitchen appliances, cash, over night stay in NYC, crystal trophy, and Manischewitz product.

Stuart was selected as a finalist through the “Online Voting” component that allowed consumers to have a say in the finalist selection process. The other four contestants were selected from thousands of entries.


 

Jamie Geller’s Quick & Kosher Recipe...

 

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Are you a Jamie Geller fan? Do you have her cookbooks?

In order to help you be more organized in your kitchen there is now a user-friendly Recipe Guide listing all the recipes in both Quick & Kosher cookbooks, organized by course, with all Passover recipes clearly indicated.


 

Jamie Geller to Judge Annual Cholent Cook-off

 

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Yeshiva University students will hold a “Cholent Cook-off” to determine who makes the tastiest and most original of the quintessential Shabbat dish on YU’s Wilf Campus in Weissberg Commons, 2495 Amsterdam Ave. (at 184th St.) on Thursday, April 7 at 2:45 PM. The event is sponsored by YU’s Office of University Housing.

In keeping with the tradition of slow-cooking the stew dish, 16 teams of four students will prepare their dishes the night before. The next afternoon, a panel of discriminating palates will crown the winner.


 

5th Annual Man-O-Manischewitz Cook Off

 

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On Thursday, March 31st at the Jewish Community Center in Manhattan, the Manischewtiz Company will host their 5th Annual Man-O-Manischewitz Live Cook Off.  The purpose of the competition is to encourage home chefs to experiment with kosher products while preparing delicious recipes that could become a new family favorite or that have been shared from generation to generation.  Jamie Geller, returning for a second time, will be a judge on a panel lead by legendary Chef , TV Personality, and Cookbook author, Jacques Pépin!

The five finalists come from all over the country with ages ranging from 26 to 61. While some are new to kosher cuisine, they all share a passion for cooking:


 

Meet Jamie Geller in Wesley Hills, NY!

 

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Come cook with the “Bride who Knew Nothing” – Jamie Geller

When: Wednesday March 23, 2011 6:30 pm


 

Meet Jamie Geller in Teaneck!

 

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Jamie will be the featured speaker at the “Nechamah Awareness Evening”, Tuesday evening, March 15, 2011 at 7:45 PM, in the Marian Social Hall, Holy Name Medical Center, Teaneck NJ.

Jamie Geller, Cookbook Author and Speaker, will tell the gathered guests about her interesting life journey as well as demonstrate delicious comfort food recipes.


 

A Taste of Cholent

 

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It is hard to explain our love affair with the slow-cooked meat stew called cholent. It is not pretty, not healthy and proudly mocks the trend towards modern, gourmet kosher cuisine.   Yet, cholent defines Shabbat lunch for hundreds of thousands of Jewish people every week… and it has been this way for nearly two millenia. (more…)


 

Kosher Food and Wine Experience – WIN...

 

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How would you like to win a pair of tickets to come to the Kosher Food and Wine Experience on Feb 22 2011 at Chelsea Piers in NYC? This is going to be an awesome event – featuring kosher food from some of the most delicious and famous kosher restaurants, more than 200 kosher wines and the most amazing kosher chefs, including our very own Jamie Geller. Jamie will be there to shmooze with you all and sign books. Kosher.com will be showing off our goods too – it is going to be a major kosher experience!!

These tickets are $100 a pop, but if you want a chance at winning a pair of them, and are prepared to come to NYC on your own dime – here is what you need to do. Remember when Jamie recently told us about her failed snowman cake? What is one of your memorable kitchen disasters? Tell us about it in the comments – and Jamie will pick a winner.


 

2011 Kosher Product Spotlight

 

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The remarkable evolution of the kosher food industry was apparent at Kosherfest, the two-day trade show connecting kosher food buyers and sellers from around the world.  This year there were almost 8,000 people  in attendence  and  over 200 exhibitors.  At any point, you could hear a cacophony of Hebrew, Spanish, Yiddish, Chinese, Italian and French.  At times, it felt more like a meeting of the U.N. General Assembly than a kosher food show. (more…)


 

Two Terrific Tuna Casserole Recipes

 

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A tuna noodle casserole is a perfect dinner for a weeknight when the kids come home from school, cold and “starving.” They get one whiff of that warm, cheesy aroma and they are instantly soothed. In fact, just to guarantee that the kids will gobble it up, serve it with potato chips on the side, or crumble the chips on top. Who can pass up a meal that comes with chips?

And listen, Hubby’s favorite lunch is a tuna sandwich with a side of chips – he could eat that every day. So I say, let him think of this casserole as the dinner version of a tuna sandwich.


 

The Next Great Kosher Chef

 

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Photo Credit: Eric Michael Johnson for The New York Times

On Sunday in Long Island City the “Next Great Kosher Chef” was crowned. The Center for Kosher Culinary Arts held the final part of their competition in Long Island City. In front of a TV crew, a crowd of reporters and select guests, and three well known judges, three contestants passed over many culinary hurdles in quest of the title of “Next Great Kosher Chef” and the $5,000 scholarship to the CKCA.


 

The Next Great Kosher Chef Scholarship Contest

 

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The Center for Kosher Culinary Arts (CKCA) is searching for The NEXT GREAT KOSHER CHEF. The search concludes with its final round on Sunday, December 12th. The three finalists are competing in a filmed competition at the Entrepreneur Space in Long Island City, NY. The prize is a full scholarship to the CKCA Winter 2011 Professional Program in Culinary Arts (Cash value: $5,000). Winning the competition will also grant the winner the title of NEXT GREAT KOSHER CHEF. The two runners up will get gorgeous gift baskets from Kosher.com.

Our very own Jamie Geller is one of the judges at what promises to be an intense competition. The other judges are Elan Kornblum of Great Kosher Restaurants Magazine and Chef Seth Warshaw from ETC Steakhouse in Teaneck NJ.


 

Join the Frumchat Twitter Party with Jamie Geller

 

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Join the #Frumchat Twitter Party With Jamie Geller – 5 Chances to Win Prizes!

We’re happy to be the host of this week’s #frumchat being held this Sunday, November 21, 2010 from 7:30pm-8:30pm Eastern. For those that have not yet heard of it, #frumchat is a weekly Twitter online gathering where we discuss Orthodox Jewish topics. Last week was the initial chat which was lead by @h2opinklabel and discussed tznius issues for women.


 

Walking in Memphis

 

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Since a traditional Memphis barbecue usually consists of smoked pork served as a rack of ribs or “pulled” (hand shredded and sauce covered), it is understandable that the city’s 8,000 Jews might try to find a way to bring their five-thousand-year-old tradition of slow cooked meat to the land of the Delta blues. Memphis barbecue is more than a way of cooking, it is a way of life. The World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest, held during the Memphis in May International Festival, cemented the city’s claim as the Barbecue Capital of the World with more than 250 teams competing over three days for more than $110,000 in prize money. Memphis is best known for its dry barbecue. In the dry process, the ribs are coated with a rub made from a combination of ingredients that can include salt, pepper, garlic powder, paprika, brown sugar, chili powder, dry mustard, cumin, and other spices. They are typically cooked in a smoker until they fall off the bone, soft and tender.

Twenty-one years ago, Anshei Sphard-Beth El Emeth (ASBEE), an orthodox synagogue that can trace its roots to the Civil War, decided to offer a kosher alternative to the traditional Memphis barbecue contest.   It is not without precedent; after all, Passover was the very first barbecue festival.

ASBEE hosts the World Kosher BBQ Championship, which is one of the most anticipated events in the Memphis Jewish community.  Last year, the ASBEE Championship had 40 teams and more than 3000 attendees. This year the World Kosher BBQ Championship takes place on Sunday, August 29th. You won’t find any swine tasting at this event, but the intoxicating smell of slow roasted brisket and beef ribs will make a pig out of any hard core carnivore.