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Kosher products: picks, pans and news.

Gelt Goes Artisanal

The trend of high-end food has hit — and elevated — Chanukah chocolate.

Special To The Jewish Week

Chanukah gelt used to mean cash money. Dreidel was a form of gambling, and the winner collected. But nobody really remembers that, because in the 1920s, Loft’s Candy came out with the first mesh moneybags filled with gold-and-silver foil-wrapped chocolate coins.

Gold-dusted gelt for grownups.  Courtesy of Veruca Chocolates

Jewish Soul Food, Pumpkin Added

In honor of Thanksgiving, we tweak the knish.

Food Writer

This is the next installment in our series The Remix, in which we seek to gently rework the more challenging dishes in the Jewish culinary canon. With a little bit of love, we’re convinced we can make any Jewish dish delicious, even ones that seem a bit bizarre to the modern palate.

A pumpkin-spiced dough and a homemade cranberry mustard sauce. Amy Kritzer/JW

Manischewitz Acquired By Bain-Affiliated Firm

Food and Wine Editor

Why is this takeover different from all other takeovers?

Because the takeover of the venerable Manischewitz company by a private equity firm means that the iconic Jewish business will likely be making a big push to sell even more of its fare to non-Jews.

Manishewitz announced that its plant and products have been acquired by a private equity firm. Courtesy of Manischewitz

An Austrian, Organic Grape Juice For Passover


De La Rosa Real Foods & Vineyards, a Florida-based food products company, is making a new organic grape juice from Austrian vineyards, "WOW! This Is It!" for Passover, acccording to a press release.

WOW! This Is It! Courtesy of De La Rosa Real Foods & Vineyards

Osem Launches Sweepstakes


Osem USA is celebrating Passover with a Grand Prize Sweepstakes offering a purse of $2,500, according to a press release from the company.

Courtesy of Osem

Cult Kosher

The top 10 treats we love to eat during Pesach.

Jewish Week Online Columnist

Passover’s almost here and supermarkets are starting to fill up with those kosher for Passover foods you can’t get, or wouldn’t care to eat, any other time of year. No, not matzah and potato starch: I mean the good stuff.

Gotta love those kosher for Passover foods. Ronnie Fein

A Sweet, Ethically-Sourced Passover

Kosher chocolate goes fair trade in a partnership between T'ruah and Fair Trade Judaica.

Food and Wine Editor

Courtesy of Fair Trade Judaica

A Condiment Quarantined

California says sriracha must be held to treat micro-organisms.

Web Editor

You know we love sriracha around here, so we’re a bit alarmed by all this talk of a #srirachapocalypse in the Twittersphere.

Will supplies last? Getty Images

Ronnie Fein Reviews: Queen Of Tuna-brand Tuna Fish Sauce

Jewish Week Online Columnist

Your kosher Grandma probably never heard of nam pla or nuoc nam, the pungent tasting fish sauce used ubiquitously in Thai and Vietnamese cooking. In fact, if she took one whiff of the sauce’s fishy odor, she might have thrown it away on the assumption it was spoiled.

Click the link at the bottom of the article for this recipe, made of course with fish sauce. Ronnie Fein

Leftover Turkey: What To Do?

Get out there and vote -- for one of eight bloggers' recipes.

Web Editor

Turkey. Those who love it gorge on Thanksgiving and then grow weary as the big bird’s leftovers linger on.

 Yosef Silver, blogger, and his wife Daniella create his recipe for the contest: a stuffed latke. Photo courtesy Yosef Silver.
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