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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.

2 days ago
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?

2 days ago
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.

2 days ago
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

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