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Now that foie gras is legal again in California

How so? They are not alive when eaten. Rocky Mountain Oysters, now, that's ever min ha'chai.

And more important . . . would it even apply to a non-kosher food? I assume you are joking.

about 21 hours ago
queenscook in Kosher

potato kuggel

Why not increase the ingredients or use a smaller pan?

Jan 21, 2015
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Lamb Shawarma on Long Island or in New York City?

This has come up in the past here. I would take Grill Point over Naomi's any day. The time I tried Levy's, the pita was dry as a bone, there was nothing interesting to put inside, and they didn't even have charif. Such a waste of money.

http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/9907...

Jan 20, 2015
queenscook in Kosher

Best burger in the US or worldwide -

I was not referring to Milt's, but Amsterdam, where SoCal Mother said the burgers were "soooo expensive" she had trouble enjoying them. My point was that if it's not a fast food place, how much less is a burger running you these days, esp. since Carlos & Gabbys, which IS a fast-food place, charges close to $15 for a sandwich.

Jan 20, 2015
queenscook in Kosher

Best burger in the US or worldwide -

I've never been there, but I just looked at the menu. The average burger price seems to be about $15. I have paid just about that for a sandwich at Carlos & Gabbys in Queens (Manhattan would obviously be more), so I wonder what you are used to paying for a non-fast food burger.

Jan 20, 2015
queenscook in Kosher

Lamb Shawarma on Long Island or in New York City?

You misread what I was saying; following your family or community minhag by choice is fine. HOWEVER, thinking that the foodstuffs they are avoiding are chametz or kitniot (when they clearly are not) IS simply ignorant.

Jan 19, 2015
queenscook in Kosher
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Lamb Shawarma on Long Island or in New York City?

Last thing I'll say on this is that many, many people have all sorts of foods they avoid on Pesach because of various traditions (family, community, etc.), but I don't think anyone who avoids things like fish or onions, or clover, for that matter, would say that these items are forbidden, or kitniot, or chametz . . . just that there are various minhagim they follow. If they do, they are simply ignorant. Same thing for anyone who doesn't eat honey (during the year) for kashrut reasons . . . if the Shulcan Aruch permits it, that's pretty much good enough.

Jan 19, 2015
queenscook in Kosher
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Lamb Shawarma on Long Island or in New York City?

I obviously cannot contradict the science (botany) of what you're saying, but it doesn't seem that what you're saying is the way halacha has interpreted clover, as clover honey is certainly not forbidden on Pesach.

And corn meal is certainly NOT chametz, it is kitniot. This is accepted by all. As for eating it on the cob, I can understand the logic, though I don't think anyone who avoids kitniot on Pesach does this. As I understand it, kitniot was forbidden (by some) to prevent a mix-up between the ground form (meal) and wheat flour. Corn on the cob wouldn't be mistaken for flour. For good or bad, halacha/practice has gotten stricter over the years.

Jan 19, 2015
queenscook in Kosher

Lamb Shawarma on Long Island or in New York City?

I don't know much about fenugreek, but the Wikipedia entry on it doesn't seem to indicate that fenugreek is a legume. Am I misreading?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fenugreek

As for honey, why would bees getting near clover be a problem on Pesach? Are you saying there is someone who says clover is chametz, kitniot, or forbidden in some other category? Clover is a plant/flower, and I've never seen it on any list of forbidden Pesach items.

Jan 18, 2015
queenscook in Kosher

Pesach Seder (2nd) in Jerusalem

I think it really depends on the neighborhood you're in. In neighborhoods where there are more Americans (or other Anglos) with people from chutz l'aretz visiting, in my experience, it's not been too hard to find a second seder. Har Nof would be a pretty good bet, as would Rechavia, and probably some others.

Jan 14, 2015
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Duck confit in slow cooker for Shabbat lunch?

Actually, I was thinking that too, after I posted!

Jan 14, 2015
queenscook in Kosher

Duck confit in slow cooker for Shabbat lunch?

Ochel from p'solet should not be a problem, especially if it is for immediate consumption. But, as always, ask your LOR.

Jan 14, 2015
queenscook in Kosher
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Kosher Timepiece Cafe?

Probably because there's not that much money to be made in a restaurant that lets people sit around for very long periods of time but not really eat very much.

Jan 13, 2015
queenscook in Kosher

Kosher Asian Market? (Not Restaurant) [Long Island or New York City]

As far as an kosher Asian market goes, I can't imagine such a specialty store having enough items or enough of a customer base to be successful.

I did find fish sauce and yellow (but not red) curry paste in Eretz Yisrael, but unfortunately not here in New York.

Jan 12, 2015
queenscook in Kosher

need a kosher restaurant on long island not five towns for business dinner

I've not been to that Colbeh, though there used to be one in KGH that I thought was terrible. Chatanooga, on the other hand, is one of my favorites. I'm sure I've done a write-up once or twice here.

Yes, here is one:
http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/9125...

And here's another:
http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/5637...

Jan 12, 2015
queenscook in Kosher

Westchester help

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Jan 12, 2015
queenscook in Kosher

L'estis desserts

This is quite standard for Opera Cake. Do a Google Image search for Opera Cake and you'll see it on many of the pictures.

Jan 08, 2015
queenscook in Kosher

does kosher tamarind paste exist?

Search this board; there have been some threads already about this,

Jan 08, 2015
queenscook in Kosher

What Kind of Shabbat Meal Host/ess Gifts Do You Like to Receive?

BTW, the candle would not have been mukzah on Simchat Torah. (Before my time, but years ago it was traditional for people to march with Simchat Torah flags with apples with lighted candles in them.)

Jan 07, 2015
queenscook in Kosher

DIY Passover getaway

Lots of good information for those who plan to travel for Pesach. Just one FYI, though. As far as I understand, most meat from most kosher markets is kosher for Passover year round.

Jan 05, 2015
queenscook in Kosher

10 year old birthday party

Lasagna

Jan 05, 2015
queenscook in Kosher

Kosher Hotels Menus

Just out of curiosity, I googled "old Catskills resorts menus," and clicked on "images." I would suggest you do the same. Then, once you click on the image of an old menu, other related images will come up.

Jan 04, 2015
queenscook in Kosher

What Kind of Shabbat Meal Host/ess Gifts Do You Like to Receive?

I've ordered tea boxes from English Tea Store, and been very happy with their product. Occasionally they even sell seconds, which have minimal imperfections, at a very reasonable price. You may not choose to give such a piece as a gift, but I bought a couple for myself, and I could barely see what was wrong them.

Jan 01, 2015
queenscook in Kosher
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Babka filling- opinions please!

The second one seems as though it would be far drier. Even if the coffee is liquid and not instant powder, one ounce of liquid for all that sugar and cocoa doesn't seem like it would be enough. I wonder if it would even turn into an appropriate babka filling.

Of course, I'm with Jerry Seinfeld on this one:
"Cinnamon takes a back seat to no babka. People love cinnamon. It should be on tables at restaurants along with salt and pepper. Anytime anyone says, "Oh This is so good. What's in it?" The answer invariably comes back, Cinnamon. Cinnamon. Again and again. Lesser babka - I think not."

Jan 01, 2015
queenscook in Kosher

Non-frozen duck?

No discussion required or desired; just trying to confirm what the hashgacha was. And, as I seemed to recall, the website does, in fact, have a link to the Cup-K kashrut certificate:
http://www.aaronsgourmet.com/Aarons_G...

Dec 30, 2014
queenscook in Kosher

Non-frozen duck?

That's under the Cup-K, right?

Dec 30, 2014
queenscook in Kosher

CH broke the site: how to fix it

Any time I find the site seems to be working in some unusual way, I head over to the Site Talk board. The answer is usually found there.

Dec 22, 2014
queenscook in Kosher
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Shabbat hot plate question

If the hot plate is on already, why would it be any more dangerous with food on it? I would think it's the same level of danger, food or not.

Dec 22, 2014
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non traditional latkes

Dec 17, 2014
queenscook in Kosher

Vegetarian Entree to Accompany Latkes?

Calories notwithstanding, I like to do the parve Chocolate Mousse for Chanukah because of the olive oil connection.

Dec 15, 2014
queenscook in Kosher