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What will they think of next?

too bad they are dairy :(

Mar 24, 2014
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brooklyn ny sandwich place

I agree...this looks great! I am thinking of when I am going to go to brooklyn to check him out....and i HATE going to brooklyn....sorry brooklyners :(

Nov 16, 2013
KosherChef in Kosher

cheeses not available in USA

I am in northern NJ.

Nov 13, 2013
KosherChef in Kosher

cheeses not available in USA

I think there IS a market for these cheeses with good marketing and promotions if you are able to distribute them via online ordering.

The previous posts were correct as the kosher clientele is not familiar with 95% of the cheeses on this list however if they were able to learn about a few of them at a time, it could be a great new stream...if they are good.

I do not like most of the kosher cheeses that are considered "premium" and I do regularly pay $25 pp for cheeses. If I knew that these cheeses were good, I would have no problem ordering some...as long as the shipping price doesnt kill me!

Nov 10, 2013
KosherChef in Kosher

Kosher Sushi in supermarkets

if your local shoprite is in an area with a large kosher pop, they might have sushi. Trader joes does not sell kosher sushi. I have not seen kosher sushi in the uptown fairway or the bergen fairway.

Nov 10, 2013
KosherChef in Kosher

Kosher Source for Packer Brisket

I would think that both of those options will be more expensive than you classic brick and mortar options.
What are your expectations for price? I think the lowest would be 9 to 10 bucks a pound. Maybe 8. I would go to best or maybe the new cedar market might be convinced to give u a nice price. Still, a kosher full packer is a pricey item to play with...but you will have meat for at least 2 weeks!
Enjoy

Oct 14, 2013
KosherChef in Kosher

Gotham Burger Manhattan

not good.
DIrty Dirty Dirty

Sep 16, 2013
KosherChef in Kosher

Center Cut Brisket

Shana Tovah to you and everyone as well.

I wouldnt be doing any roasting or grilling with briskets I buy. Low and slow is the way to go. BBQ or braised would be my choices.

For the holidays I would go wet. After a summer of bbq brisket its a pleasant change.

Sep 01, 2013
KosherChef in Kosher

Rent Problems for Pizza da Solo?

sounds like Joey doesnt plan on going anywhere

Aug 15, 2013
KosherChef in Kosher

Rio Mare tuna, from Italy

Keep us posted. I'm heading to Italy in October. I've just started to look into what I'll be able to find in the kosher department. The links provided here were very helpful. Thanks.

Jul 19, 2013
KosherChef in Kosher

Burritolam - First Impressions

Thanks for the pics. How much was the wrap? What is the corn pic? Is that a side? The container looks gigantic.

Finding hair in your food on the first day is a poor sign.

Jul 17, 2013
KosherChef in Kosher

Rio Mare tuna, from Italy

silly auto correct.

Jul 17, 2013
KosherChef in Kosher

Rio Mare tuna, from Italy

Check that link from HIM. That tuna is a highlighted product with some questions about the handbags. Although it is hard to make out what they are trying to say in the broken English they are using.

Jul 16, 2013
KosherChef in Kosher

Kosher Culinary Adventures

This is awesome!

Jun 18, 2013
KosherChef in Kosher

Polly- O Fresh Mozz

This is Polly-o
I have seen the larger, egg size at costco
Has anyone seen the smaller size? I forgot the name...
the large ones are excellent

Jun 18, 2013
KosherChef in Kosher

Corky's in Memphis is doing it again!

I wasn't Impressed last time, over Purim. I didn't taste any smoke and the brisket looked braised. I felt maybe they were overwhelmed with orders and couldn't handle the order load one the one smoker.
I might still order if only just to support the school but I do better bbq in my backyard.

Jun 18, 2013
KosherChef in Kosher

Kosher Food & Wine Experience (KFWE) 2013

I tasted many wines. Here are my favs of the nite:
(in no particular order)
Covenant Cab Sauvignon 2010
Covenant Sauvignon Blanc 2010 - great white wine
I had every vintage of Covenant starting from 2003 Cab Sauvignon. They were all excellent. The longer you can wait to drink these reds the better they will be. The White wine is ready now.
All the wines from france table: all red
Chateau Leoville poyferre - st julien 2005
Chateau Malartic Lagraviere - Pessac-Leognan 2005
Chateau Montviel - Pomerol 2004
Chateau LeCrock - St Estephe 2005

Herzon Single Vineyard Oakville Cab Sauvig 2010
Segals Unfiltered Cab Sauvig 2007/2009
Tulip (Israel) Cab Sauvig 2010
Tulip Cab Sauvig Reserve 2010
Tulip Cabernet Franc 2010

Weinstock Cellar Select Napa Cab Sauvignon - 2009 A sweet young cab that is a step up from the moscatos and malvasias for the young wine drinker

Others that were there that are also good:
Psagot
Domaine du Castle

Feb 06, 2013
KosherChef in Kosher

Kosher BBQ Delivered...Limited Time!

Check this out, I got it from my SIL...Corkys memphis BBQ kosher for a limited time...

http://mhafyos.org/corkys/out-of-town

Jan 30, 2013
KosherChef in Kosher

Manhattan Bar with Appetizers

Jezebel

Jan 18, 2013
KosherChef in Kosher

lamb tongue

Get in touch with Rabbi Elkin at Birakosher.com. If you really want them, you probably can get them from him.

Jan 13, 2013
KosherChef in Kosher

kosher party vendors-chocolate fountains, ice cream

many rental companies have kosher items. Contact them with any further questions.

Dec 04, 2012
KosherChef in Kosher

kosher party vendors-chocolate fountains, ice cream

They do a lot of business with kosher caterers. They will have a good idea what you can and cant use. You can also ask your local rabbi what items you can use.

Dec 04, 2012
KosherChef in Kosher

kosher party vendors-chocolate fountains, ice cream

Check with Alan Party Rental.

www.alanpartyrentals.com

They wont staff the event for you, but they can supply you with anything you need.

Dec 04, 2012
KosherChef in Kosher

Amsterdam Burger Co.

lol...that must have been fun.
I'd bet any amount of money that the manager has never owned a restaurant before.
If you had noticed the $5 chicken cutlet on the menu, the conversation might have gone a little different...might have.

HAPPY THANKSGIVING EVERYONE. ENJOY THE DAY

Nov 22, 2012
KosherChef in Kosher

Amsterdam Burger Co.

Did you ask the manager for the $5 chicken cutlet?

Nov 22, 2012
KosherChef in Kosher

Amsterdam Burger Co.

if on the menu, they offer a piece of grilled chicken to be added to a salad for 5 bucks, then you should be able to order that piece of chicken plain, dont you think?

Nov 22, 2012
KosherChef in Kosher

Amsterdam Burger Co.

Picked up dinner last night. I was very surprised how cramped it was. It was full, with people waiting. But we all had no where to go. I didnt want to block the door, I moved to the front and wanted to see the action in the kitchen but was quickly rebuffed by the manager. I had to move back to the huddled masses at the door. I asked him what his occupancy was but he didnt know. there was no sign posted. I agree with some comments that the manager seems a little off, also the menu is not child friendly. I understand that this meat is from grow and behold, but a hot dog is 8 bucks. I also dont get using this great meat, but then only cooking it medium well, which is really well done. Meat to bread ratio is decent, but could be better.
I was looking forward to getting my breakfast burger, but they were out of bacon :(. The other burgers were tasty but they did not have any lettuce, tomato and onion even though the menu says all burgers come with. they probably ran out but didnt say anything on a to go order.
Servers were very nice and friendly. They came over quickly, had a waiting list going, took my to go order and stayed on top of it while servicing tables at the same time. Smiles all around.
A little pricey, but you have to pay for quality. Will definitely go back, but I cant bring my kids here.

Nov 21, 2012
KosherChef in Kosher

Anyone brined a Kosher turkey?

Its definitely worth the efffort!
If you have had a bad experience with a kosher brined turkey, it was probably a bad brine, not anything to do with the kashering. Keep an eye on your salt content. I would go 1 to 2 on the sugar vs salt. Also add other flavors that you enjoy, such as coriander seeds, star anise, black peppercorns etc. you also can add fresh herbs to your brine, such as sage, thyme or rosemary.
Dont be afraid to add a lot of a flavor to your brine. just dont overcomplicate it with many different things. Pick a few flavors and make sure they stand out.
one more thing, dont forget the garlic!
Enjoy!

Nov 18, 2012
KosherChef in Kosher

forward thinking cholent recipes

I have never tried to do a coconut based cholent but these are the things I would look out for:
Coconut milk does not do well when cooked with other fats or acids. they wont emulsify so the sauce might look separated. I wouldnt use a marrow bone or kishka when making this cholent. It also doesnt do well with long cooking periods. You might have to add a little more at the end to brighten the dish, in color and flavor.
I would use coconut milk in the liquid as a component, maybe supplement it with water, stock, etc, keeping in mind i will add a little coconut milk at the end. Any citrus zest, lemongrass, ginger (not too much, spicy) etc will go well with the coconut.
With regard to a forward thinking cholent as a topic, while I am a slave to the classic when it comes to cholent ( I like a creamy barlye based cholent, low and slow, no cumin..ugh), using a different grain besides barley such as quinoia or maybe a wheatberry feels like the way to go. The liquid needs far all grains will be different, just make sure it is nice and creamy.

Oct 26, 2012
KosherChef in Kosher

Real kosher (lamb) bacon

I have made "lamb bacon"any times using the same cut but I think its way too fatty compared to the real thing, having cooked plenty of it in my career.

What other cuts besides lamb belly have you tried? what about veal?

Aug 28, 2012
KosherChef in Kosher