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A nonprofit, independent news source to inform, inspire, educate and connect the St. Louis Jewish community.

St. Louis Jewish Light

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St. Louis Jewish Light

Cooking Kosher: Smothered broccoli with peppers onions and raisins

Cooking Kosher: Smothered broccoli with peppers onions and raisins

HOWARD WASSERMAN, ADVENTURES IN KOSHER COOKING June 22, 2021

The Hebrew word “kosher” means fit or proper as it relates to Jewish dietary law. Kosher foods are permitted to be eaten and can be used as ingredients in the production of additional food items. And when it comes to Kosher cooking, there is a...

We ranked Gail Simmons’ most Jewish moments on ‘Top Chef’

We ranked Gail Simmons’ most Jewish moments on ‘Top Chef’

LIZZY ROSENBERG, MY JEWISH LEARNING June 22, 2021
Like any good Jewish girl, she has strong opinions on matzah ball soup.
Philadelphia food festival canceled after uproar over disinviting Israeli vendor

Philadelphia food festival canceled after uproar over disinviting Israeli vendor

June 22, 2021
The saga is spelled out in Instagram posts from the last several days.
A kosher calamity ends: Trader Joe’s reintroduces pareve chocolate chips

A kosher calamity ends: Trader Joe’s reintroduces pareve chocolate chips

Louis Keene, The Forward June 22, 2021

This article originally appeared at forward.com. Reposted with permission. Kosher pareve semi-sweet chocolate chips have been returning to Trader Joe’s stores across the country in recent weeks, a delectable sight for halachic shoppers since they...

Kooking Kosher: Homemade Brown Sugar Smoked Salmon

Kooking Kosher: Homemade Brown Sugar Smoked Salmon

Caryn and Ben Schneider, YAY KOSHER June 21, 2021

Let’s face it, until recently kosher cuisine was somewhat of an oxymoron. If it tasted good it wasn’t kosher, and if it was kosher it didn’t taste good. We at the Jewish Light are partnering with our friends at Yay Kosher, to change this. Owners...

In defense of Liverwurst

In defense of Liverwurst

June 20, 2021
This sentimental treat is much tastier than it sounds.
Your official guide to Jewish sausages

Your official guide to Jewish sausages

RACHEL MYERSON, MY JEWISH LEARNING June 17, 2021
Spiced, stuffed, and skinless.
Kooking Kosher: French Onion Chicken

Kooking Kosher: French Onion Chicken

HOWARD WASSERMAN, ADVENTURES IN KOSHER COOKING June 16, 2021

The Hebrew word “kosher” means fit or proper as it relates to Jewish dietary law. Kosher foods are permitted to be eaten and can be used as ingredients in the production of additional food items. And when it comes to Kosher cooking, there is a...

Courtesy of Paul Finkelman

Paul Finkelman holds a package of “kosher” ham.

How the heck did a ham get a kosher certification? This man knows.

Rebecca Salzhauer, THE FORWARD June 16, 2021

This article originally appeared at forward.com. Reposted with permission. Paul Finkelman was shopping for groceries at Price Chopper supermarket in Albany, NY, when his son asked him to come over to the deli aisle. Finkelman’s son, who had been...

Lost Dishes: Balaban's Smoked Trout Pancake

Lost Dishes: Balaban’s Smoked Trout Pancake

HARLEY HAMMERMAN, SPECIAL TO THE JEWISH LIGHT June 15, 2021

Restaurants hold a special place in our lives. We cherish memories of the hangout we went to in high school, the posh eatery we dined at on special occasions, and that place we kept returning to when it had been too long. We’ve lost many of the St....

What makes a fish Kosher?

What makes a fish Kosher?

MJL, MY JEWISH LEARNING June 14, 2021
Your guide to choosing a kosher fish.
Photo by Aivene Cheong on Unsplash

Vegan burgers printed by Israeli robot; vegan eggs coming next

Brian Blum, Israel21c June 14, 2021

(Israel21c) - Star Trek had its replicator. Now Israel has Robot Chef, a standalone unit that creates food items on the spot, to the diner’s specifications. It won’t be as quick as when Jean-Luc Picard famously commands his food unit to brew...

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