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Kosher cheese curds?

They have ranch cheese curds. That is so wonderfully Midwestern that I must have them.

1 day ago
CloggieGirl in Kosher
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kosher Walmart in Skokie

Free rein.

Aug 17, 2014
CloggieGirl in Kosher

Personal chef recs

I've had delicious food from Shaya Klechevsky (http://www.atyourpalate.com).

His website does not indicate his kashrut supervision but I've had his food at an event run by someone who keeps more strictly than I do so it's worth inquiring.

Aug 17, 2014
CloggieGirl in Kosher

abeles and heymann franks @ Brooklyn shoprite

Is the only difference actually where they are in the store? The barcode wouldn't differ and Shoprite cashiers aren't entering those prices by hand.

Aug 16, 2014
CloggieGirl in Kosher

Brooklyn (Midwood) Bakery advice

When you find that amazing kokosh would you mind having one dropped off in the UWS? Reading that has given me a sudden craving and I don't have time to go out and get one...

Aug 15, 2014
CloggieGirl in Kosher

Best Kosher Supermarket in Brooklyn, NY?

It sounds like you want a suburban grocery store experience in an urban grocery store. Depending on what you feel is walking distance, the Shop Rite on Ave I and McDonald is probably the closest you're going to get. They're not exclusively kosher but seem to carry all the kosher products you'd want and they are cheaper. They might do delivery and are open 24 hours.

Aug 13, 2014
CloggieGirl in Kosher

CBTL

I've seen Fresko sandwiches in at least one of their NYC locations. (http://www.freskofresh.com/mainsite.html)

Aug 12, 2014
CloggieGirl in Kosher

Is Kosher Cheese also Vegetarian (i.e. without animal rennet?)

The whole industry. Vegetable rennet is cheaper and there are very few cheeses in which animal rennet makes a noticable difference. These are usually hard cheeses, such as reggiano.

Aug 11, 2014
CloggieGirl in Kosher

Is Kosher Cheese also Vegetarian (i.e. without animal rennet?)

It is also fairly uncommon in commercial European cheeses. It' simply too expensive.

Aug 11, 2014
CloggieGirl in Kosher

Two Buck Chuck? No Thanks

You know what else keeps the wine from going bad? Finishing it sooner. I can help you with this problem and what a problem to have.

Aug 10, 2014
CloggieGirl in Wine
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5 Happy Hour Conversation Starters from CHOW!

Even HuffPo decided to pull the stupid Two Buck Chuck non-story and you have it at the top of your list. If you're going to feature links, at least give them 30 seconds review.

Aug 10, 2014
CloggieGirl in Features
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Eden Wok Closing!

There's still Buddha Bodai. I know it's vegetarian but it's so much better than Eden Wok.

Aug 07, 2014
CloggieGirl in Kosher

Whatcha Eating Tonight?

I'm glad we got a description with the picture. I thought it was a clafoutis or similar cake with slices of red plums, which seemed like an odd choice.

Aug 06, 2014
CloggieGirl in Kosher

Kosher cheese curds?

[Crimini] Mushrooms, thyme, and caramelized onions make for an excellent gravy. It's more work than using a pre-made broth but if the poster is going to find proper cheese curds then it is worth making gravy from scratch.

The one time I had poutine from a restaurant was in a kosher snack bar in Montreal. It was awful. Both the gravy and the cheese sauce (no curds!) were pumped on and I'm pretty sure they were prepared by simply adding water to powder and shaking the bottle. A friend brought cheese curds back from a trip to Montreal and we made veggie gravy to put on top of oven fries. It was delicious!

Aug 06, 2014
CloggieGirl in Kosher

Horseradish question

What do you mean by not sealed? It has pop button on the top that was pop-able before you opened it? It didn't have a piece of shrink wrap around the neck?

Aug 04, 2014
CloggieGirl in Kosher

Breadsmith in Brooklyn

The website says they make pretzel rolls. Has anyone tried them?

If they make good pretzel rolls, I'll hop on as many subways and buses as it takes. My home efforts were tedious and the results underwhelming. I found packaged ones once but I had to add my own salt (!) and were better than mine (I'm afraid to use lye) but still not the real deal. Years ago, I travelled through Bavaria to see family and even the pretzel rolls from train station bakeries were a delight.

Aug 03, 2014
CloggieGirl in Kosher

Sunday Breakfast/Early Brunch in 5 Towns or Rockaway

If Sunflower Cafe in Lawrence is as good as the one in Brooklyn, you should definitely go there. They're great.

Jul 27, 2014
CloggieGirl in Kosher

"Starbucks Demands Barista Remove Tattoo or Resign"

Depending on the situation, laches would could apply. It can definitely attach in employment law cases. Also, fancy seeing you away from the board where I usually see you...

Jul 26, 2014
CloggieGirl in Food Media & News

"Starbucks Demands Barista Remove Tattoo or Resign"

Meh. You can still get buried in a Jewish cemetery. It's an old wives tale that has spread because parents find it useful in trying to dissuade their children from getting inked. I promise. I come from a family full of rabbis.

Jul 26, 2014
CloggieGirl in Food Media & News
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Please Bring an Elaborate Dessert

Seeing this pop up in the corner of my screen made me nostalgic, so I'll comment. My response varies depending on who is doing the asking. Like Ms. Sugin, I'm Jewish and observe the Sabbath so most of my group meals are Friday night dinner or Saturday lunch. Everything needs to be cooked by sundown at Friday (among a dozen other things), so it's great to delegate things here and there. I often make soup, a main and a side while my guests bring the rest. There is nothing so relaxing as getting invited to people's houses for both meals and being asked to bring wine to each one!

For my non-Jewish friends, I usually bring something like a bottle of wine, whisky, or really nice chocolate. If it's someone I know well enough, I bring breakfast pastries and say something along the lines of, "So you can sleep in and enjoy something that isn't leftovers."

Jul 24, 2014
CloggieGirl in Features

Ideas for place to go for a week with kosher restaurants around, PLEASE!

Are you inviting us along? ;-)

Jul 24, 2014
CloggieGirl in Kosher

Upscale Friday night dinner ideas

I always thought Beef Wellington is very impressive and would likely hold well. That said, I don't know enough about beef to know what cut would stand in well for the traditional tenderloin, which is tough to find under supervision in the US.

Jul 16, 2014
CloggieGirl in Kosher

serengetti. in baltimore

Yeah, I was hoping for at least some piri piri sauce or bobotie, reflecting the owners' South African background. I'm aware that South Africa is not near the Serengeti.

That said, the menu looks perfectly lovely as simply a fleishig restaurant and this vegetarian is thrilled to see a veggie main that isn't plain pasta.

Jul 15, 2014
CloggieGirl in Kosher
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Engineered Cheese without the Cow

Wow. If it takes off, it could be a game-changer. I imagine it will take a while to get approval and be economically feasible. We're still waiting on the lab-grown "meat" to be available and less than a few thousand per hamburger.

Jul 15, 2014
CloggieGirl in Kosher

The value of this board... PRICELESS

I also like being in contact with other kosher foodies. I have a number of kosher foodie friends but I've met many kosher-keepers who just depress me with their lack of even a little interest in new things. Then there's the sad quality of most heimishe/specifically kosher brands from outside of Israel.

Jul 14, 2014
CloggieGirl in Kosher

Ideas for place to go for a week with kosher restaurants around, PLEASE!

Nor would I recommend Teaneck, especially if the plan is to "escape Brooklyn" for green surroundings.

Montreal is lovely (although you'd never know it staying at the kosher hotel near the freeway) and has many kosher options.

Jul 13, 2014
CloggieGirl in Kosher

butterfish restaurant in nyc turning kosher

That's Koshu. It's a brand name for plum wine.

Jul 13, 2014
CloggieGirl in Kosher
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butterfish restaurant in nyc turning kosher

Looks good. I hope they keep the vegetarian options they had on the pre-kosher menu (http://www.menupages.com/restaurants/...).

Jul 11, 2014
CloggieGirl in Kosher

Sous vide meat/milk question

Well, then, you seem to have the method down. My guess is that as people had less time to just let things sit on the stove, they try to take shortcuts and use higher heat.

You could also make a small hole with the pointy end of a churchkey at the top. I don't know if/how that would change cooking times or results.

Alternatively, you now have an excuse to get a sous vide machine!

Jul 10, 2014
CloggieGirl in Kosher
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Sous vide meat/milk question

Good point. Maybe making a dulce de leche? I've always made caramels and the like with the lid off the pan but I've been told that the super-traditional way to make dulce de leche is to put an unopened can in a hot water bath for hours. It stopped being so traditional when the cans started exploding.

Jul 10, 2014
CloggieGirl in Kosher