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Is this for real? Kosher Parmigiano Reggiano??

I reached out to the the OU's cheese expert. He told me that he does not recommend this cheese or this hechser. They are however actively working on certifying Parmigiano Reggiano.

Take that for what it's worth.

Jul 08, 2015
CWY in Kosher

Is this for real? Kosher Parmigiano Reggiano??

How much?

Jul 06, 2015
CWY in Kosher

Is this for real? Kosher Parmigiano Reggiano??

If it's CY milk, that's an additional expense. Coupled with probably a relatively small production, that leads to high prices.

Only if you're huge can you absorb the cost. Polly-O/Kraft employees two full-time mashgiachim at their factory in upstate NY.

Jun 09, 2015
CWY in Kosher

kosher PollyO mozzarella

More than two years later they finally change the label. Don't quite understand what took so long.

May 13, 2015
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2nd Budda Buddai @ 77 Mulberry Street

Old place is Rabbi Israel Mayer Steinberg a/k/a Vaad Harabonim Lemeshmeret Hakashrut/ a/ka/ "Cup-K".

Apr 26, 2015
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Fairway Market - Woodland Park

Chaf-K is no longer going to be supervising Fairway? They made such a big deal about when they started a few years ago.

Apr 21, 2015
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Fairway Market - Woodland Park

I did this morning and just received this reply from R' Marmorstein-

"Bagels and breads baked on site are kosher, hamentashen, rugelach and danishes are kosher. Better signage should be up soon."

Apr 21, 2015
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Fairway Market - Woodland Park

Even the bagels and bread. There's nothing in the bins that indicate that anything there is kosher. Looks like we're just picking up a conversation from last year.

http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/978948

Apr 21, 2015
CWY in Kosher

Fairway Market - Woodland Park

So are all bakery products kosher or just those with Mehadrin Kosher symbol? Which, by the way, there are none.

Apr 21, 2015
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Achla hummus--gone forever? Good alternatives?

A quick check at EZ Kosher shows both stores that deliver to my area still have Achla in stock. (Evergreen and Rockland Kosher).

Apr 20, 2015
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Achla hummus--gone forever? Good alternatives?

Please tell me this is a delayed April fool's prank.

Apr 20, 2015
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Jarred Tuna

Do you recall which brand? I was in Fairway in NJ yesterday and didn't see any.

Apr 14, 2015
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Jarred Tuna

You know, the good stuff imported from Spain and Italy. Are there any kosher brands? I've never seen any.

Apr 12, 2015
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Kosher parmigiano reggiano!

Excellent. Hopefully the price will be somewhat tolerable.

Apr 12, 2015
CWY in Kosher

Can Rum(/Rhum/Cachaça) be Drunk on Passover?

Kashrus organizations generally opine that dark rum needs certification year round.

As for Pesach, as far as I know, all alcoholic beverages need to be certified kosher for Pesach. But like many other things, this is best addressed with your LOR.

Mar 29, 2015
CWY in Kosher

Pareve Passover Chocolate Chips

I meant pretty good compared to other parve chips out there, which at this point, seem to be limited to only "heimishe" brands.

Mar 18, 2015
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Pareve Passover Chocolate Chips

I've had them...pretty good for a parve chip.

Mar 17, 2015
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Gluten-Free Matzoh for Passover Sedar

Doesn't look like oat matzah is much more expensive than wheat.

http://lakewoodmatzoh.com/matzoh_glut...

Edit- my bad, i was comparing machine GF to hand wheat. Nevermind.

Mar 11, 2015
CWY in Kosher

Chef Katsuji at Pitopia

I was there in the afternoon. Wait wasn't terrible and the food was delicious. Would be awesome if he opened up an East Coast branch.

Mar 10, 2015
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I am looking for a Parver dark chocolate mini chunks or chips. Now that Whole Foods discontinued their dark chocolate mini chunks, I am stuck using sub-par kosher brands. Any ideas?

Picked up a few bags of "California Gourmet" vegan chocolate chips at Cedar Market in Teaneck. Much better than the "heimesh" brands.

Feb 25, 2015
CWY in Kosher

The OU may endorse a new line of products

From the NY Post article..."A company from Colorado is working with rabbis in New York on a plan to start selling legal, edible marijuana products that are certified kosher, The Post has learned.....As a plant, marijuana doesn’t have to be certified kosher, but when it comes to edibles, “the other ingredients are the issue.”

Feb 25, 2015
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kosher goat cheese

Correct. Cheese manufacturers switch to Tablet-K because it's a lot cheaper. There's no full-time mashgiach to pay. Which is why it was so surprising initially that Polly-O went OU.

Feb 25, 2015
CWY in Kosher

The OU may endorse a new line of products

A pot brownie, even for medicinal purposes, would probably have to be certified kosher according to most opinions. I'm not sure I'm understanding the uproar. They're certifying the food, not the pot.

Feb 25, 2015
CWY in Kosher

Kite Hill Cheese

Any updates? Serious Eats reviewed some of their cheeses today, but I couldn't find anything on Kite Hill's website about being kosher.

Feb 25, 2015
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Boneless Ribeyes and New York Strips

Does anyone have more info on who this Rav Shmuel Fried is who gives the hechser on the back half? I've got no issue with eating niqured meat, it just needs to have a reliable hechser.

Jan 15, 2015
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Kosher Parmigiano Reggiano is Back!

Excellent!

Dec 29, 2014
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Shabbat hot plate question

You can try perhaps one of the Israeli-style hotplates that aren't adjustable. They are generally much hotter than a regular adjustable hotplate.

Dec 22, 2014
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Skirt steak

I've never been able to get a skirt steak down to an acceptable level of saltiness. Maybe I'll try the ice water idea next time.

Nov 18, 2014
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Restaurant Rec - Northern NJ / NYC

nobo wine & grill is great, but more geared to meat eaters. I don't recall their fish/vegetarian options.

Nov 16, 2014
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Amsterdam Burger Co.

Finally checked out ABC. As I expected, the food was very good, but expensive. I would have preferred the burger a bit more pink, but still tasty. Yam fritters were delicious.

Oct 28, 2014
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