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Themed Purim Seudah Menu Ideas *Giveaway*

Purim Seudah Menus Collage

February 25th 2015By Rivka Lieberman

Adar is the month of increasing in simcha, happiness, and Purim, the main event of the month, brings that happiness to an all time high.  The Purim Seudah, holiday meal, is a highlight for many because the mitzvah to eat and drink in abundance brings the holiday induced happiness to new highs.  Whether you’re having a large or small crowd, the menus below have plenty of options to suit all crowds.       Vegetarian Seudah:  The other day there was an article on the Joy of Kosher homepage...


Win a Seat At Our Sabra Food Blogger Dinner

sabra food blogger dinner

February 23rd 2015By Joy of Kosher

This March we will be hosting a dinner with all your favorite foodie bloggers and we are giving you a chance to WIN a seat at our table.  The pot luck style dinner is sponsored by our favorite Mediterranean Salad company, Sabra, and most of the food you will enjoy will be made with one of the Sabra salads. You won’t believe how creative our bloggers can be! Check out the variety of recipes we already have and know there are more to come. Join Tamar Genger (Executive Editor of our site)...


RSVP #ChosenCandy Party Planning Twitter Chat

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February 13th 2015By Naomi Lerman

You’re invited to join our #ChosenCandy Twitter chat! Hosted by @JoyofKosher and sponsored by MIKE AND IKE® and GOLDENBERG’S® PEANUT CHEWS® Purim is just around the corner and we are getting ready to indulge our sweet tooth. MIKE AND IKE® are a great start and don’t forget about GOLDENBERG’S® PEANUT CHEWS®! We are having a party on Twitter so join us for Purim ideas for making your own gift basket, party throwing tips and, of course, a bunch of fun giveaways including 5 copies of...


Cookbook Spotlight: Gefiltefest *Giveaway*


February 9th 2015By Naomi Capper

The word doesn’t really exist – it was made up by Michael Leventhal, founder and organiser of a Jewish food charity and annual Jewish food festival in London.  It’s a play on the words ‘gefilte fish‘ perhaps the best known Ashkenazi dish. This engaging cookbook is a collection of recipes from well known Ashkenazi and Sephardi chefs and food writers from across the globe, with a foreword by the best known of all, Claudia Roden.  It features personal favourites that you know are...


In The JOK Kitchen With Allergy Free Cooking *Giveaway*

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January 29th 2015By Naomi Lerman

Special diets due to allergies are seen more and more these days and Jenna Short is no stranger to allergies. Trained as a graphic designer, Jenna discovered a dairy allergy after eating her way through Italy – which you’ll hear more about later. Although finding out you have an allergy can be difficult, Jenna turned her discovery into a business venture. After some experimentation with cooking, she opened up her boutique catering company called ShortbreadNYC, and recently came out with a...


Kosher Wine for Tu B’Shevat *Giveaway*

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January 22nd 2015By Tamar Genger MA, RD

The Jewish holiday of Tu B’Shevat is one of four “New Years” mentioned in the Mishnah and you don’t have to wait until midnight to start your celebration! Occurring on the 15th day of the Hebrew month of Shevat, there is a widespread custom to eat foods of the Land of Israel, wheat, barley, grapes, figs and pomegranates, a land of olives and date honey. In celebration of the grape, we wanted to introduce three special kosher wines from Israel to celebrate Tu B’Shevat: 2010 Shiloh...


Kosher Chef Wars: Quinoa Style

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January 20th 2015By Shifra Klein

Quinoa has been gaining popularity over recent years for its grain-like quality and high protein value. It is quite simple to make, and can be prepared like a couscous or rice recipe. Stir-frying quinoa is the ultimate way to add tons of flavor quickly. We asked two top kosher chefs to share their favorite way to prepare quinoa. Chef Yosef Schwartz of Hassid+Hipster, based in South Florida, shared a new technique in prepping quinoa. Chef David Kolotkin of The Prime Grill shared a savory...


What’s In A Casserole? *Giveaway*

polenta layered casserole

January 16th 2015By Tamar Genger MA, RD

That which we call a dish, by any other name would be as comforting. A casserole is defined as a stew that is cooked slow in the oven. It also refers to the cooking pan that can be used both in the oven and as a serving piece. No casserole does the job better than cast iron enamel cookware. With bright colors on the outside and an easy clean interior, they are my go to casseroles. I recently got a few from Emile Henry, large lasagna size pieces and smaller round pie pans pans. I have found...


Spotlight On Gluten Free Around The World *Giveaway*


January 13th 2015By Tamar Genger MA, RD

We met Aviva two years ago when she came out with her first cookbook, The No Potato Passover Cookbook, read about it here.  We know Aviva likes to travel and her cookbooks combine her passion for food and travel with foods and pictures from around the world.  This time, Aviva takes us from London to Thailand and France, Israel, Ireland, Ecuador, Vietnam, Indian and more.  Showing us photos of her travels and sharing unique recipes that are Gluten Free Around the World.  Now you can...


Submit Your Best Sausage Recipe, Vote For Your Fave and Win

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December 30th 2014By Joy of Kosher