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Restaurant Recs for Kids - Teaneck & Queens

Totally disagree on the falafel; Grill Point's falafel is the closest to excellent Israeli falafel I've had in the States. I once went to Naomi's for falafel on the recommendation of a friend; the next day I told her she owed me the price of a falafel. I hope it was just an off day for them, but it was really awful. Not just neutral, but really bad.

about 11 hours ago
queenscook in Kosher

Restaurant Recs for Kids - Teaneck & Queens

Any number of places in KGH will have sukkot, though I'd suggest calling specific places to make sure.

Boys tend to like Carlos & Gabby's. Grill Point has excellent falafel, as well as a lot of other stuff. Pita Hot is my favorite shwarma place in the neighborhood. There are three pizza places on Main Street, two Chinese places (though I would recommend skipping the new place Soy Sauce; tried it twice, and both times the food was sub par at best), De E Sushi (a new sushi place), Sushi Metsuyan (Asian fusion stuff), and probably a few other places I can't recall.

about 18 hours ago
queenscook in Kosher

Looking for a recipe for a parve holiday apple cake

I've never made this recipe, but I have successfully used/substituted canola in dozens of recipes; I can't imagine why one would need to use vegetable oil specifically.

about 19 hours ago
queenscook in Kosher

Yom Kippur

Yes, but so is Sukkot, which is just a few days after Yom Kippur. No need to wait half a year until Purim.

1 day ago
queenscook in Kosher
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kosher red thai curry paste

Interesting . . . I brought those home from Israel a couple of years ago, and no one said boo at security.

1 day ago
queenscook in Kosher

Meal Mart Brisket at Costco Hackensack

Perhaps, but the thread title refers to Meal Mart, a kosher brand, and Costco. It seemed odd someone would be asking if MealMart carried kosher meat when that was the what the whole thread was about.

2 days ago
queenscook in Kosher

Meal Mart Brisket at Costco Hackensack

Meal Mart is a kosher brand. And since this is the kosher board, the assumption is that what people are posting here is about kosher products.

Sep 28, 2014
queenscook in Kosher

Round challahs

I would say no. I make pull-apart challah in a round pan during the year, which is about the size of what a round RH challah would be, and I bake it for 30 minutes at 375.

Sep 23, 2014
queenscook in Kosher

boca burgers?

They are Israeli and kosher. Some of the local markets carry them.

Sep 22, 2014
queenscook in Kosher

Are all Dunkin Donut stores kosher? Or must they have a hechsher?

Hard to understand your one-sentence run on, but it seems you are saying your problem is that the Dunkin Donuts location near you is a kosher one. I guess if you want a treif sandwich, you'll have to go to another DD. They really are all over the place. Much easier to find than kosher ones, in fact.
If you are looking for a treif DD, I'm sure the DD website will be able to point you in the right direction. And why you felt the need to ask about this on the kosher board, I don't really get.

I can't imagine the ad says "in all stores." There are any number of DD locations that don't carry everything that other locations carry.

Sep 21, 2014
queenscook in Kosher
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The Best Recipes of Kosher Cookbooks...

I pride myself on not owning very many specifically kosher cookbooks. In a collection of at least a couple of hundred cookbooks, maybe even in the 300 range, I can count the kosher ones on one hand.

Sep 18, 2014
queenscook in Kosher
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12 Year Old Frum Boy on Chopped

What would the problem be if there were pork or shellfish in the basket?

Sep 18, 2014
queenscook in Kosher

12 Year Old Frum Boy on Chopped

I don't quite understand your last sentence. Of course there are many Jews who don't cook kosher, but then they don't present themselves as frum Jews, as this boy is.

As for bringing this up when there have been discussions about it before
. . . well, lots of topics get discussed more than once on many boards on Chowhound.

Sep 18, 2014
queenscook in Kosher

12 Year Old Frum Boy on Chopped

Actually, if it were milk and meat, it would be absolutely forbidden, not merely ma'arit ayin. On the other hand, cooking a non-kosher animal is not forbidden, and in fact, the beef he is cooking is just as non-kosher as if he were cooking pork.

Sep 17, 2014
queenscook in Kosher

12 Year Old Frum Boy on Chopped

Am I the only one who doesn't think this is a good thing? A person wearing a kippah, cooking treif, seems to me to send the wrong message, even if he's not tasting the food. It seems pretty clear it's ma'arit ayin. And all good cooks learn they absolutely must taste what they are making, while they are making it. If he can't do that, he's handicapped from the start.

Sep 17, 2014
queenscook in Kosher

Rosh Hashanah Simanim

Don't forget half a raisin in a celery stick (so that we will "have a raise in salary"!)

Sep 15, 2014
queenscook in Kosher

Boiled cider

http://www.kingarthurflour.com/shop/i...

(Not kosher; just posting this link to show what it is.)

Sep 14, 2014
queenscook in Kosher

Looking for a recipe for a parve holiday apple cake

This is far from challenging, and I'm not saying it's a beautiful, fancy cake. In fact, it's quite the opposite. Still, it's easy, delicious, and fits your criteria of a parve apple cake.

Applesauce Crumb Cake (from Israeli Kitchen blog)

Preheat oven to 375° F

1 cup margarine, room temperature
1 cup granulated sugar
2½ cups sifted all-purpose flour
2½ teaspoons baking powder
Grated rind of 1 lemon [I leave this out]
A pinch of salt
2¼ cups applesauce

For the top:
2 T. granulated sugar mixed with 1T. cinnamon

Method:
Combine sugar and margarine. Add flour, baking powder, and salt.
Pat half the dough into a square, medium-sized baking pan or large pie pan lined with baking parchment. [I just spray it and it works fine.]
Spread the applesauce over the dough.
Crumble the remaining half of dough over the applesauce.
Sprinkle the sugar/cinnamon mixture over the top.
Bake 30 minutes.

Sep 11, 2014
queenscook in Kosher

Suggestions for kosher food-themed thank you for a friend who re-imaged my computer?

Some kind of chips? (as in computer chips)

Sep 09, 2014
queenscook in Kosher

Should I Join Costco in CT?

If you have tasted BJs cakes yourself, and classify them as "delicious," why would you base an action on someone else's critique?

Sep 04, 2014
queenscook in Kosher

Should I Join Costco in CT?

You need to know your prices, though. There have been many times that I've found similar, and even better, prices on all sorts of things that BJs sells (I don't have a Costco membership, but do have a BJs) at places like Target. And you don't have to pay $55 for the privilege of shopping at Target, nor buy in such large quantities, if you don't want or need to.

Sep 03, 2014
queenscook in Kosher

Favorite Store-Bought Cheesecake?

All the cheesecakes I've ever made have called for a mixer, not a blender. I use a handheld mixer, as I have kept my KitchenAid stand mixer parve. (I don't really know why, since I don't generally pour anything hot in there (though I have done a meringue that called for hot sugar syrup to be poured in), but so far it's still parve.) Anyway, my cheesecakes are always very tasty and have a good texture (in my opinion, of course.)

Sep 03, 2014
queenscook in Kosher

How to cook beef top of rib roast?

I wonder if MisterBill will remember what he did with it four and a half years after the fact. Some days I can barely remember what I had for dinner the previous night.

Sep 02, 2014
queenscook in Kosher

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?

Aug 27, 2014
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