Kosher News

 

Tonight at 10pm – A Few of My Favorite...

 

Contributed by:

 

0 comments | Leave Comment

 

Jamie is back on television with all new episodes.  Tune in tonight at 10pm EST to watch Jamie cook up her Quick & Kosher meals.

Tonight’s episode is A Few of My Favorite Recipes Part 2 Featuring:


 

Tonight at 10pm – A Few of My Favorite...

 

Contributed by:

 

0 comments | Leave Comment

 

Jamie is back on television with all new episodes.  Tune in tonight at 10pm EST to watch Jamie cook up her Quick & Kosher meals.

Tonight’s episode is A Few of My Favorite Recipes Part 1 Featuring:


 

Best of The Web – Cheese

 

Contributed by:

 

0 comments | Leave Comment

 

This week all our thoughts turned towards Shavuot, which is only one week away now.  The three day (for most of us not living in Israel) holiday that is fast approaching.  Here on JOK we brought out the cheese plate, we helped you construct one for an appetizer or serve cheese for dessert.  The Cheese Guy gave us a cheese primer and we had so many wonderful lessons to get ready for Shavuot, from blintzes to cheesecake to surviving a 3 day yom tov.  Here are the top 5 articles form the week on our site and below that we scoured the internet for cheesey recipes for more inspiration.


 

Tonight at 10pm – Comfort Food

 

Contributed by:

 

0 comments | Leave Comment

 

Jamie is back on television with all new episodes.  Tune in tonight at 10pm EST to watch Jamie cook up her Quick & Kosher meals.

Tonight’s episode is Comfort Foods featuring:


 

Best of the Web – Mother’s Day

 

Contributed by:

 

0 comments | Leave Comment

 

Looking back this week we have so many great articles for Lag BaOmer (hope everyone had fun yesterday) and for Mother’s Day coming up on Sunday.  Here are some articles we want o make sure you didn’t miss from our site and below that are some fabulous Mother’s Day recipe ideas from the around the web.

Potato Pancakes with Guacamole and Poached Eggs


 

Food Network Star Returns May 13

 

Contributed by:

 

1 comment | Leave Comment

 

Are you as addicted to the Next Food Network Star as we are? This reality show returns for its eighth season with some new surprises in store. Bobby Flay and Giada De Laurentiis will be joined by Alton Brown this year and each will serve as mentor/producer to their own  hand selected team of finalists.

This year the judges are entering the race to find and develop the new talent.  Each will hand pick a team of five finalists who they will produce and mentro through the ‘Star’ experience to find one winner who has the personality and the kitchen chops. If you are wondering how they choose their teams, tune on May 12th for the casting special.  Then make sure to cast your vote before July 22nd when the winner will be announced.  


 

Do You Have a Fear of Fleish?

 

Contributed by:

 

5 comments | Leave Comment

 

Picture this scene: you’re cooking dinner and realllly want to have that piece of shnitzel that’s dangling off of the whole chicken breast. But you hold off.

Or how about this: your friend offers you a taste of her salami that has been drying in the kitchen for 2 months. She never shares but is willing to give you a bite of this aged delicacy. But you hesitate.


 

Best of The Web This Week – Meat

 

Contributed by:

 

0 comments | Leave Comment

 

This week we shared a lot of information on meat (that is before we start focusing on dairy for Shavuot) and we have some great meat highlights we have to make sure you didn’t miss it.


Starting with this Kosher Beef Cut Guide you can use to reference as we teach you about each cut every month.


 

Best of the Web This Week – Israel

 

Contributed by:

 

0 comments | Leave Comment

 

This week, in fact, yesterday we celebrated Israel’s Independence Day, Yom Ha’atzmaut.  Many of us like to celebrate Israel all the time, because let’s face it, the food is just so good.  Looking back at this week we had some great posts on Israeli food on our site and around the web.

Jamie shared her Chicken Shawarma recipe and all her favorite Israeli recipes.  She puts Tehina and Hummus on everything, what about you?


 

National Pigs-In-A-Blanket Day

 

Contributed by:

 

1 comment | Leave Comment

 

Everyone knows what these little babies are, no matter where you are from pigs in a blanket have their place.  Usually found during cocktail hours for celebrations or the fun easy pass around appetizer everyone pulls out of the freezer, thank you, Cohen’s. The kids gobble them up, but so do the gourmands.  They are a true crowd pleaser.

In Israel they have ketchup inside them and call them Moshe Ba’Teiva (Moshe in the Ark), this was confirmed via a poll on facebook and many like to serve it on Parshat Shemot.    In England they traditionally wrap bacon around the dogs in place of a dough and here is our version using beef fry or pastrami, created for the Superbowl, Pigskin Puppies.


 

National Cherry Cheesecake Day

 

Contributed by:

 

0 comments | Leave Comment

 

If you are wondering what you should make today (with your spare time) then get ready to celebrate National Cherry Cheesecake Day.  There is no debating here, no wondering if you should go for raspberries or oreos, today we celebrate Cherry Cheesecake alone with all its glory.  What is it about cherries and cheesecake that is so enticing?  Is it the bright red contrasted with the stark white of the cake?  Is it the subtle tartness with the almost savory cheesy dessert? Whatever it is people love it so much that it has it’s own day and there is no better way to celebrate than having a slice.

We usually reserve our cheesecake talk for Shavuot (which is only 33 more days), but the only cherry cheesecake on the site is this fun Deconstructed Cherry Cheesecake.   This recipe plays with that tradition by re-imagining cheesecake as an ice cream sundae. With a rich cheesecake ice cream topped with a cherry sauce and graham cracker streusel, it has all the classic flavors of a New York Cheesecake in a fun and different form.


 

National Jelly Bean Day

 

Contributed by:

 

0 comments | Leave Comment

 

Today, Aprill 22nd is and always will be national jelly bean day.  A day to enjoy the the chewy sticky treats kids of all ages love to munch.  Jelly beans date back  the 1860′s, but no one really knows their true origins.  It is believed  that they are descendents of Turkish Delight (have you ever had this?).  The Jelly Belly company revolutionized jelly beans with gourmet flavors starting in 1976 with 8 new flavors - Very Cherry, Lemon, Cream Soda, Tangerine, Green Apple, Root Beer, Grape and Licorice. With the help of Ronald Reagan who was known for his love of Jelly Beans, they have risen to the top.  Jelly Belly beans were the first jelly beans to go to space with the Challenger Shuttle.  Today, Jelly Belly is the world’s #1 gourmet jelly bean, the bean of choice for all those with the most discerning taste, and made in 50 amazing and tasty flavors.

Remember when Jelly Belly became kosher?  (they are currently certified by the OU) Have you ever played the guess the jelly bean flavor game? Or created your own flavor by combining two jelly beans and eating them at once? There’s so much fun you can have with Jelly beans and they make beautiful decorations in glass jars too.


 

Best of the Web This Week – Earth Day

 

Contributed by:

 

0 comments | Leave Comment

 

This Sunday, April 22nd is Earth Day, a day we use to focus on the environment.  There are so many fun ways to enjoy and take note of this day with recycling projects and planting and much more.  Over here on JoyofKosher we like to focus on the food. So along with the highlights from our site this week, we have selected some fantastic Earth Day recipes and ideas form around the web.  Scroll down for more.


 

Thursday Deals of the Day – Five at Five

 

Contributed by:

 

1 comment | Leave Comment

 

Mondays through Thursdays at 5:00 PM EST, we will showcase the best food / kitchen deals of the day. We hope you find them useful. We present to you today’s round up of deals from across the web including storage containers, a pizza stone, and cookware.


 

Food “Deserts” or “Food Swamps?”

 

Contributed by:

 

0 comments | Leave Comment

 

As any American who might watch a television talk show, read the New York Times, or even People magazine might know, First Lady Michelle Obama has been hard at work on her campaign to fight childhood obesity, Let’s Move. One of the main issues that Mrs. Obama was targeting was the lack of access to fresh fruits and vegetables in less affluent communities. Policy makers, advocates, and Mrs. Obama herself have been hard at work trying to combat these “food deserts.”

However, a recent study conducted by Dr. Helen Lee of the Public Policy Institute of California has shown that these poor communities are not devoid of fresh produce. While poor neighborhoods she looked at had twice as many fast food restaurants, and three times as many corner stores, as more well off communities, they also had almost twice as many grocery stores and supermarkets! Additionally, Dr. Lee found no difference in weight between children in communities that are financially polarized.