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Shuka - kosher shakshuka truck

Dec 25, 2014
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Shabbat hot plate question

You have about 2 hours where the food can sit at room temperature.

Dec 23, 2014
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Shabbat hot plate question

Cast Iron would be great at maintaining the heat if it was put on warm. But trying to heat food in cast iron on shabbat day will take longer since all the heat needs to heat the cast iron first.

Dec 22, 2014
avitrek in Kosher

Shabbat hot plate question

Gila is right. Aluminum is about as good a conductor as you're going to get unless you want to spend a lot on copper. The issue is you're only supplying a little heat from the bottom and it takes a while for dense food to get hot. If your hot plate was hot enough to heat the food quickly it would either be too hot for shabbat and/or would burn the bottom of your food before the top was warm. For shabbat lunch, I will generally put food on to warm up when I leave for shul, then by lunch time it's warm.

Dec 22, 2014
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non traditional latkes

Another non-traditional idea I've done in the past is fish and chips. It's not latkes, but it's fried and you still have your potatoes if you want them.

Dec 16, 2014
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Ashkenazi/Sephardi fusion cuisine - examples?

Pet Peeve of mine, if it doesn't contain chickpeas it's not hummus. Those may be very tasty black bean, beet, or edamame dips, but they're not hummus.

That black bean one in particular has no ingredients you'd associate with hummus and everything typical of southwestern cuisine. So why call it hummus?

Dec 16, 2014
avitrek in Kosher

Vegetarian Entree to Accompany Latkes?

Adina, can you share that recipe?

Dec 15, 2014
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Doughnut Season

Yes, but why are the Israeli standards stuffed jelly? And for that matter, what did people eat before 1948?

Dec 10, 2014
avitrek in Kosher

Kosher restaurant, take-out & Shabbat in Jacksonville FL?

Are you flying into Jacksonville? If you are flying into Orlando you may be able to buy food there before driving to Jacksonville.

Dec 08, 2014
avitrek in Kosher

Kosher restaurant, take-out & Shabbat in Jacksonville FL?

Duval County government is consolidated within Jacksonville despite those other cities maintaining their own municipal governments.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Duval_Co...

Regardless, Jacksonville is the largest city by area in the lower 48.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_...

Dec 08, 2014
avitrek in Kosher

Kosher restaurant, take-out & Shabbat in Jacksonville FL?

It opened and then closed. They claimed they were reopening, but who knows.

Dec 08, 2014
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Quesadilla Maker for Passover

The storage space is worth more to me than the $10.

Dec 07, 2014
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Quesadilla Maker for Passover

I'd have to agree with QueensCook. I can't find a clip right now, but this calls for an Alton Brown rant on unitaskers. Especially if it's being bought for 1 week a year where it can't even be used with the appropriate ingredients.

Dec 07, 2014
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Kosher Delivery for Non-Kosher Holdiay Party at a Resturaunt?

Les Marais was great last night. They matched the menu, excluding treif items, that the rest of the party was having. The different courses all came individually wrapped and everything tasted great. And the best part was the venue worked it all out with Les Marais so I didn't have to do anything.

Dec 04, 2014
avitrek in Kosher

Kosher Delivery for Non-Kosher Holdiay Party at a Resturaunt?

The location my office is going to ordered from Les Marais. I can't report back on quality later this week.

Dec 02, 2014
avitrek in Kosher

Kosher Delivery for Non-Kosher Holdiay Party at a Resturaunt?

What city/neighborhood?

Dec 02, 2014
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Kosher Smoked Turkey Delivery Service Comparisons

That was the Wandering Que Thanksgiving package.
https://up-in-smoke-kosher-texas-bbq....

I assume you will be able to order it again next year or can probably call up and see about ordering just the salad/stuffing if your order is large enough.

Dec 01, 2014
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red hook fairway

I've never been to the Red Hook Fairway, but on the UWS I don't think I've seen smoked fish besides packaged sliced lox. I don't usually look for bagels there, but I think the bagels are kosher. And they will have Philadelphia Cream Cheese just like any other large supermarket. So you can probably do bagels with cream cheese and lox. Plus juice and any veggies you want to slice yourself. But for smoked fish you'll probably need to make different arrangements. If you can get to Acme when they're open on Fridays that's your best bet for fish.

Nov 28, 2014
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Kosher restaurant near Doylestown PA

Burger.Org in the old Max and David's location is probably the only option within 15 mi(and technically it's a little over too). But I don't think I'd recommend it for a business dinner. Your better option is to call Citron and Rose and ask about having food delivered to a non-kosher restaurant closer to where you'll be.

Nov 26, 2014
avitrek in Kosher

Can I freeze leftover beef (grilled London broil)

Cook everything that you can the night before. Plan a menu around things that can be reheated fine(most likely wet items). If you're going to cook anything on Friday make it things that cook fast. Couscous is great for this. If you do chicken cutlets, have them prepped in whatever pan you plan to cook them in. Then when you get home you can just pull them out of the fridge and throw them in the oven.

Nov 26, 2014
avitrek in Kosher

Pareve Cream of Mushroom Soup

Why not just add some soy/almond milk/rice milk? That should lighten it up. It sounds like you made mushroom soup which looked more like mushrooms and you're comparing it to cream of mushroom soup which obviously has cream in it.

Nov 25, 2014
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What Kind of Shabbat Meal Host/ess Gifts Do You Like to Receive?

That may be fine if someone has time to bring before Shabbat. But if everyone is working as late as possible, then adding a trip to someone else's home/apartment before candle lighting may not be feasible.

Nov 25, 2014
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What Kind of Shabbat Meal Host/ess Gifts Do You Like to Receive?

http://etiquette.about.com/od/Enterta...

A host/ess gift should not be expected to be served, it's a gift for the host/ess. So unless you communicate in advance about bringing a specific dish, the gift should be something that can be left on the side. Wine or nut platters works because if they're not served they can be used later. A home baked good can't really be used elsewhere.

Of course if you know the host/ess and communicate before hand then something home cooked could be appropriate.

Nov 24, 2014
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What Kind of Shabbat Meal Host/ess Gifts Do You Like to Receive?

According to the Star-K, unflavored or scented teas don't require a hashgacha.

Nov 24, 2014
avitrek in Kosher

How far out of control is sushi? share your pet beef

I kind of like the sushi pizza. If it's coming from a sushi place, then it's just a different shape and combination of fishes and sauces. That feels more authentic to me than even a basic roll that gets served at a pizza place.

Nov 21, 2014
avitrek in Kosher

Laid Back Saturday Night Options?

Any of the veg Indian places?

Nov 21, 2014
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What Kind of Shabbat Meal Host/ess Gifts Do You Like to Receive?

Wine. That way if it doesn't get used, it won't go bad.

Nov 20, 2014
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Kosher Smoked Turkey Delivery Service Comparisons

Nov 19, 2014
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Kosher Smoked Turkey Delivery Service Comparisons

Whether electric or fire based, you still need to be careful about burning yourself. Please cook your turkey outside and make sure you're a safe distance from the pot when you lower it in.

Nov 19, 2014
avitrek in Kosher

Can someone please open an upscale Italian Kosher Dairy restaurant with excellent fish dishes in Teaneck?

I believe Moshe posted about it at some point. He used to have a lot more fish on the menu, but no matter what he tried, most people wouldn't order it.

Nov 17, 2014
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