Cooking Camp at Yavneh
Kosher culinary retreat in New Hampshire
June 2nd - 5th, 2013 at the Camp Yavneh Retreat Center
Best food pairings
How to prepare vegetables like a pro
Impress with dessert – baking and decorating
Cooking ethnic like it's your own nationality
Serving to impress – How to make your platters and plates show off
Special guest - author who will not only show you highlights from her cookbook, but will offer signed copies.
Classes limited to 12 participants so everyone can get hands on experience. Limited to the first 45 participants
All classes will be led by accomplished chefs who have superior skills and the ability to make learning dynamic.
Cooking camp will also include:
• Wine and food pairing event
• Cooking competition where you are the contestants
• Social time with a diverse group of people
• Quiet walks around the lake led by our staff
• Field trip to the local goat soap farm and store
• Optional trip to a famous local ceramics factory and store
All-inclusive price for this kosher culinary retreat is $850 per person
Second person in room – Not participating in program $450.
Camp Yavneh in Northwood NH is only 90 minutes from Boston and 35 minutes to the Manchester NH airport. Additionally, if you wish to make a longer trip out of this, camp is conveniently located 35 minutes to the Maine coast and New Hampshire and Maine coastal beaches. Accommodations range from deluxe hotel style rooms with private bath to shared bunks. Housing is assigned on a first come first serve basis.
For more information contact: Jeff@campyavneh.org
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Purim Coloring Page
From our friend Ann D. Koffsky — author and illustrator of more than 20 books for kids— a delightful Purim coloring page. Just print the page
and your "little" artists will create a masterpiece..., and will have such fun! And while you are visiting Ann's website, please browse and view her wonderful Judaic artwork.
To print: Purim Coloring Page
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New Kitchen Faucet from Israel
There are many Jewish households that hesitate to purchase a single handled kitchen faucet – to avoid inadvertently turning on the water heater, which is forbidden on Shabbat.
However a new faucet from Israel solves that problem with a simple switch, which can be turned on just before Shabbat, similar to activating the Sabbath mode on a refrigerator!
According to Rick Glickman kitchen designer, the faucet presently is available exclusively at Dream Kitchens. The company is offering KosherEye readers a special price of $475 plus shipping. The list price is $554. If ordering, mention the word: Kosher.
Please check with your rabbinical advisor to ensure that this faucet is appropriate for your Shabbos use.
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We would never ever, ever write in a book, except in a cookbook of course. Do you treasure those scribbles in your family heirloom cookbooks? We do! The margin notes, known as marginalia are priceless especially when they are notes from mothers, grandmothers and cherished family members. The New York Times agrees, and published this not-to-be missed article by Kate Murphy. Between the Recipes, Scribbles Speak Volumes
Do let us know what priceless handwritten treasures you have found in your heirloom cookbooks, and send us photos of those pages!
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Expired Food Products
As we approach Passover, many kosher consumers face the choice of what to keep and what to toss. We think that this excerpt of an article we found in Consumer Reports is very helpful. If you subscribe to Consumer Reports, (we do), we suggest reading the entire feature.
How to read labels:
When manufacturers stamp a pack date on packaged food, they can use one of two codes: a calendar date — in month date year format (Jan, 31,2012 would be 013112) or a Julian date, in which each day of the year is numbered from 001 to 365. Jan. 31 would read as "0031". A pack date is not the same as a "use by" date, but it can help rotate goods to use the older ones first.
And what about canned goods? Consumer Reports could not find a food manufacturer that would recommend eating outdated versions of their canned goods, even when the can is intact.
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Kosher BBQ from Corky's in Memphis
As a fundraiser for the Margolin Hebrew Academy of Memphis, and, just in time for Purim, world famous CORKY'S BBQ is shipping KOSHER hickory smoked ribs, brisket, beans and sauce throughout the U.S.
To order or for more information, visit Corky's BBQ.
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Tu B'shvat Coloring Page
From our friend Ann D. Koffsky — illustrator and children's book author — another delightful creation, a Tu B'shvat Coloring page for the kids. The details are wonderful! Just print the page and let your "little" artists create a masterpiece; they will have such fun! While you are visiting Ann's website, please browse and view her wonderful Judaic art work.Add a comment
The KosherEye 2013 Wish List
Gathered from the wishes of our staff and readers, we present our annual KosherEye culinary wish list. Several “unfulfilled wishes” return from past years. Although some of these items may be available in large, metro areas, our readers across the country hope to see them more accessible locally and on the Internet.
Clean kosher restaurants with sanitation grade A, smiling capable wait staff, caring management, quality food and fair pricing. Let us know when you find kosher restaurants with these attributes. We would like to write about them. We also wish that kosher restaurants would be so excellent that many of their patrons were not even there because it is kosher.
Food trucks and pop-up restaurants rolling across the U.S.
Fish sauce, Oyster sauce
Washed, ready−to−eat packaged greens such as kale, chard, romaine and leafy vegetables
Healthful and ready to heat meals in family sized portions
More and better kosher airline food
More fine kosher cheeses
More fresh–frozen fish
Bailey’s Irish Crème liqueur. More kosher sherry, brandies and fine kosher liqueurs
Sherry vinegar, Champagne vinegar, Truffle vinegar
Bread and AP Flour in cup measurement units within 5 lb. packages
More kosher certified store brands
Poultry without residual hair shafts and feathers
Online vendors listing specific kosher certification, rather than just term “kosher”
A more unified and complete kashrut listing in a central online location.
We invite you to share your kosher finds and wish list with us at firstname.lastname@example.org. or on our Twitter or Facebook page. We look forward to a year of exciting and innovative kosher introductions.Add a comment
Red Star PLATINUM Yeast
Sampling/Baking Competition Winners
We are delighted to announce the winners of the Red Star PLATINUM Yeast baking competition:
Grand Prize: Judy Stern, Soft Onion Rolls.
Prize: A PLATINUM wood cutting board and apron, PLATINUM yeast for a year (52 packages), and a $50 King Arthur Flour Baker’s Catalog gift card.
Photo: Soft Onion Rolls by Judy Stern
Prize: A PLATINUM wood cutting board and apron, along with 12 packets of PLATINUM yeast.
Diane Krutsch, 60 Minute Dinner Rolls
Photo: 60 Minute Dinner Rolls,by Kiane Krutsch
Lynn Teichman, No Knead Bread
Photo: No Knead Bread by Lynn Teichman
All of the recipes we received were wonderful and it was not easy for us to select the ones we submitted to Red Star for the final decision.
And how did Linda and Kelly from Red Star make the final decision?
"For judging the entries, we looked at content, pictures and their experience using our Platinum yeast.
We loved reading about Judy Stern’s excitement to try the Platinum, and also about her success with the product. Her soft onion rolls were beautiful and would make a great addition to a holiday dinner or for leftover sandwiches.
Lynn Teichman made a recipe using whole wheat flour, which we loved. She had incredibly detailed photos of the bread making process and we liked how she showed two different ways to make the breads.
Diane Krutsch had nice comparison photos of rolls made with Platinum and with another yeast. The Platinum rolls looked so light and fluffy!"
We thank everyone who entered – the quality of the recipes and the accompanying pictures were terrific. We have some very good bakers out there. KosherEye thinks that every entry was a winner. We have posted the three winning recipes, and plan to post more in the coming weeks.Add a comment
Kosher Latke Cook-off
Whole Foods Briarcliff, Atlanta, GA sponsored the first–ever Whole Foods Kosher Latke Cook–off competition. Team KosherEye (yours truly) competed against the fabulous, talented Whole Foods Demo Teams of Elisheva Robbins and Steve Rosetti. Whole Foods Team member Matt assisted. They grated – we didn't because we used frozen hash browns – we mixed, and we fried! In addition to our Fast, Fabulous Potato Latkes In–A–Hurry recipe, Elisheva prepared Sweet Potato Latkes and Steve prepared traditional Potato Latkes. Steve used a hand grater, Elisheva used a VitaMix Blender for grating and KosherEye used readymade frozen and defrosted grated potatoes. Toppings included fresh apple and pear sauce, sour cream and chives, nova, and a nova, cream cheese, caper, dill topping. What a fun time was had by all!
Roberta & Lois setting up
Team KosherEye ready to fry
Elisheva frying Sweet Potato Latkes
Lois frying Latkes In–A–Hurry
Steve frying Traditional Latkes
Hungry onlookers waiting for a taste of
Steve's Traditional Latkes
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