There was a time not long ago when all bourbon was considered kosher. But for many observant Jews, that simple assumption has gone the way of the Grand Ole Opry.
JTA — A 13-year-old Jewish girl who cooked pork during a primetime reality show on Mexican TV said “my grandfather is going to kill me.”
1) Matzo: There’s not much to like about this flatbread that looks and tastes like corrugated cardboard. But that’s because you’re probably buying the boxed square matzos. Boxed matzo is made by a machine and often sits on the shelf for months before you purchased it. What you end up with are stale, unsatisfying crackers. Sure you can ju-ju it up by turning it into matzo pizza or matzo brei. But the solution is to go traditional and buy handmade, circular versions called “Shumra” matzo. Shmura matzo, which means “watched matzo,” is matzo that has literally been watched from the moment the wheat is cut until the matzo is baked. It is baked in a wood-burning oven until it gets crisp and charred. The result? Crunchy deliciousness. And the perfect vessel for the best matzo lasagna you’ve ever had.
My mother wasn’t a candy person. (She was a salad person — though in restaurants she told everyone at the table what to order so she could taste the things she’d have preferred to eat if she wasn’t on a perpetual diet.) I can’t remember or even imagine my mother indulging in a Snickers or a Milky Way bar.