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Kosher wine at City Winery?

Just looked at the website. Unless I'm mistaken, it doesn't look like it's a kosher place. If that is so, why would they do anything about serving non-mevushal wine? Why would they care?

about 2 hours ago
queenscook in Kosher

what NY restaurant serves classic hot Kiddish food

I'm thinking Ari White/Got Cholent might be able to do something for you. I know he's often on this board, and I can vouch for his kiddush food (which I was forbidden from writing about two years ago). You can probably contact him through his website (Gemstone Catering).

Aug 25, 2014
queenscook in Kosher
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Yummy Sushi Falafel - name of actual restaurant that could only be kosher

Interesting, you specifically point out that it's a Korean who makes the sushi, but did not seem to make the same point about the Mexican making the falafel. Hey, it's New York--it's a melting pot!

Aug 25, 2014
queenscook in Kosher

mexikosher chef on new season of top chef

What would be in it for them to go to the expense of a new kitchen, with all new utensils, dishes, pots, appliances, etc.?

Aug 22, 2014
queenscook in Kosher

A Very Paleo Hanukkah Party...

You're welcome to cook anything you want, but A) as I understand it, Paleo doctrine doesn't hold there is anything unhealthy about olive oil and B) the connection to Chanukah is the oil. Baking without the oil might taste great, but it loses the Chanukah connection.

Aug 21, 2014
queenscook in Kosher

Read threads vs. unread threads

I actually see the difference more on my laptop than on my iPad, where it's very difficult to distinguish. I really wish there was more contrast.

Aug 20, 2014
queenscook in Site Talk

A Very Paleo Hanukkah Party...

As I understand it, there's no problem with olive oil in a Paleo diet. Why would you think you would have to bake the latkes or the breaded chicken or fish? The issue would be the breading, not the frying.

Aug 20, 2014
queenscook in Kosher

abeles and heymann franks @ Brooklyn shoprite

Why should standardized pricing be illegal?

Aug 15, 2014
queenscook in Kosher

Pardes: new menu section, attentive service, creative small plates still amazing

Only kidding, of course. Looking forward to our next visit!

Aug 13, 2014
queenscook in Kosher

Pardes: new menu section, attentive service, creative small plates still amazing

Just hope you don't ban me from the restaurant for this revelation!

Aug 12, 2014
queenscook in Kosher

Pardes: new menu section, attentive service, creative small plates still amazing

I don't think it's really that bad from a health standpoint. When I make it, with eight eggs, I get more than eight servings, so it's less than an egg per serving. And anyway, eggs are not considered "bad" anymore anyway. Olive oil is considered a good fat. There's the sugar and chocolate, of course, and no one is saying it's health food, but many cakes and ice creams and other desserts seem far worse than this does. To me, at least.

Aug 12, 2014
queenscook in Kosher

Pardes: new menu section, attentive service, creative small plates still amazing

Yes. The NY Times version is exactly half the size, which I certainly find enough when I make it at home.

Aug 12, 2014
queenscook in Kosher

Pardes: new menu section, attentive service, creative small plates still amazing

I believe Chef Moshe's chocolate mousse recipe was once posted somewhere (though I can't recall where I saw it). What I do remember is that it said he had taught it in a Macy's De Gustibus cooking class, and I realized it was very similar to the chocolate mousse recipe that was published in the NY Times a few years back around Passover, as a parve & Pessachdik mousse recipe.
http://www.nytimes.com/2007/03/28/din...

I make it occasionally, and it is amazing.

Aug 12, 2014
queenscook in Kosher
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Great kosher restaurants in NYC

Pardes in Brooklyn.

Aug 11, 2014
queenscook in Kosher

Eden Wok Closing!

Also a very different hechsher.

Aug 07, 2014
queenscook in Kosher

Kosher in Budapest

But what about the restaurants, which was the whole point of the thread?

Kosher cheese curds?

From what I can see from googling around, rennet seems to be the tricky ingredient. Calcium chloride is easily available with hashgacha, but doesn't even seem to need it, according to what I see. The OU seems to give hashgacha to a vegetarian rennet, but it gets repackaged by sellers and probably can't be considered to be under the OU at that point. Oh well.

Aug 06, 2014
queenscook in Kosher

Kosher cheese curds?

Dare I suggest making it yourself?

Aug 06, 2014
queenscook in Kosher

Horseradish question

The brand Tuv Taam comes in a glass jar with a plastic screw-on cap. It is not vacuum sealed, so there's no "pop," there's no paper seal on the inside top, and there's no shrink wrap around the outer top either. I guess there's a bit of risk, but really, until the Tylenol tampering incidents of the early '80s, we all ate food packaged that way. Am I tremendously concerned? Not really. If so, I'd change brands. I like Tuv Taam, and haven't ever heard of anyone harmed or poisoned in such a way.

Aug 04, 2014
queenscook in Kosher

Horseradish question

They brand I buy is never sealed either. Seems odd in this day and age, but it is true of some of the brands.

Aug 04, 2014
queenscook in Kosher

Kosher Scotland?

Have you tried googling "UK Kosher list"? I'm betting that will probably turn up some useful info.

Jul 29, 2014
queenscook in Kosher

PSA: Ribeye Cap Steak (aka Surprise Steak)

Do keep in mind this is the kosher board; not too many of us eating lobster here.

Jul 29, 2014
queenscook in Kosher

Do you like or dislike the new format ?

Strongly dislike.

Jul 27, 2014
queenscook in Site Talk

Really overripe bananas

Just following up on the banana cake I made; it was excellent. Thanks for the advice to use them.

Jul 27, 2014
queenscook in Home Cooking

Really overripe bananas

I know this is all the current rage, but I had a friend who was doing this 30 years ago, with just bananas. However, these bananas, even frozen, are far beyond processing. They were quite liquidy and would not be able to be processed. If frozen, I'm sure they would be very icy.

However, I did use them for the banana cake I had intended to make all along, which is in the oven as I type this. I'll report back after shabbos on how it came out. Thanks to all for the responses.

Jul 25, 2014
queenscook in Home Cooking

Really overripe bananas

I bought a bag over already overripe bananas a few weeks ago, and put them in the refrigerator untilI could get around to dealing with them (dividing into one-cup measures and freezing). However, life got in the way, and I just finally had some time to take them out. They are beyond overripe: totally soft and translucent. Does anyone know if they are still usable, particularly for banana cake, which was the original plan? They don't smell fermented, by the way, it's just that they're super-soft.

Jul 25, 2014
queenscook in Home Cooking

Do you have a tried 'n' true recipe for avocado (or other) pareve cold soup?

I don't understand your last line; why wouldn't recipes with avocados be good just because avocados have health benefits?

Jul 23, 2014
queenscook in Kosher

ISo great bakery for bday cake - Bronx, Westchester or Manhattan

this was just discussed a few months ago; I suggest you search "parve birthday cakes" for very recent info.

Jul 17, 2014
queenscook in Kosher

Sous vide meat/milk question

Temp shouldn't matter. Even in a hot oven, double wrapped is OK.

Jul 09, 2014
queenscook in Kosher

Do you have a tried 'n' true recipe for avocado (or other) pareve cold soup?

I literally just saw this made on a show called "Let's Dish." It seems to fit the bill . . . served cold, savory, not sweet, and has avocado in it. I have not made it (obviously, since I saw it no more than 10 minutes ago), so I have no idea if it's good or not. It's not my cup of tea, actually, but maybe it's yours.

http://livewellnetwork.com/Lets-Dish/...

Here are two more from the website of the same show:

http://livewellnetwork.com/Lets-Dish/...

http://livewellnetwork.com/Lets-Dish/...

Jul 06, 2014
queenscook in Kosher