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Baking soft mandelbrot

I've tried that so many times. It's not at all the same as what you would get from a bakery, even if it's only baked once/less time.

I have a strong suspicion that the bakeries use almond paste in the recipe, but haven't seen a recipe online that does that.

Apr 10, 2014
sari418 in Kosher

Baking soft mandelbrot

I cannot for the life of me find a recipe for mandelbrot that are similar to what you would find in a good Brooklyn bakery (cake-y and very almond-y) rather than a biscotti type cookie.

Any leads would be greatly appreciated!!

(sorry for my untimely post right before Passover)

Apr 10, 2014
sari418 in Kosher

Ruth's delicious restaurant Florence Firenze Italy

The owner, Simcha, is a delightful person! We are very close from my time living in Florence. He loves meeting tourists and you can always be sure to find many people you know who have signed his guestbook :)

Apr 10, 2014
sari418 in Kosher

Sushi, but no shellfish, in Tokyo

That is great to know! One question: when did you inform the restaurants about your requirements? Did you simply tell them when you arrived?

Apr 07, 2013
sari418 in Japan

Sushi, but no shellfish, in Tokyo

Thanks! I have seen this list, but heard that it is considered rude to bring a card with what you can/cannot eat. We were hoping that there would be some restaurants that could be recommended that would have a more a la carte menu so that we can compare notes with the list and figure out what we can have without bothering the staff :)

Mar 27, 2013
sari418 in Japan

Sushi, but no shellfish, in Tokyo

Thanks for the detailed answer! It is true that we are avoiding those foods for Kosher reasons, but I specifically did not mention being Kosher because we DO eat dairy/vegetarian out without a problem and are not looking for locations that are certified, etc. I am quite accustomed to eating in Europe and avoiding pork, beef, and chicken even in countries where it is difficult to do so. Japan is new territory for me, and so I posted without mentioning kosher specifically, because we will not be keeping kosher in strict terms - we simply want to avoid eating shellfish and other prohibited seafood. I understand that even this is not easy, and that's why I posted asking for suggestions. I appreciate the advice :)

Mar 27, 2013
sari418 in Japan

Sushi, but no shellfish, in Tokyo

My husband and I are traveling to Tokyo in late May. We love sushi made with fish (ie. tuna, salmon, etc.), but we do not eat shellfish or other seafood (no eel, squid, etc.). We would really like to eat in some of the high-end sushi restaurants, but I am concerned that most will not be able to accommodate our needs ... would be wonderful to get some advice on how to navigate this!

Mar 19, 2013
sari418 in Japan

Edinburgh- Scotland

I was in Edinburgh a few years ago. I would definitely contact the Rabbi (info should be online somewhere...). He is extremely nice and welcoming -- in fact, my friend and I went to shul Friday night planning to eat peanut butter sandwiches in our hotel room afterwards, and he invited us over to his home for the meal. I'm sure he will help you figure things out!

Aug 31, 2010
sari418 in Kosher