According to the Pew Research center, only about 2.2% of the American adult population identifies as being Jewish and only about 15-20% of those keep kosher. However, almost half of the foods in the supermarket are kosher certified. That’s more than the foods claiming to use ethical practices, be allergen safe, or have no additives/preservatives.
Reasons People Buy Kosher Products
The word kosher comes from the Hebrew language and means ‘proper’. Traditionally, this is a set of food and drink-making practices defined by Jewish dietary law, which makes food appropriate and clean enough to eat. There are specific processes for all three categories of food and drink to ensure kosher status. The three categories include meat, dairy, and pareve. Each must follow specific observances. Keeping a kosher diet help… Read More »
Chanukah comes once a year to commemorate the miracle of the holy oil burning for eight days when there was originally only enough for one. In keeping with the tradition, the menorah is lit and games such as dreidel are played. Families and loved ones to come together for the festivities, and nothing brings people together quite like food!
Keeping with tradition, kosher foods are a must for Chanukah, but just … Read More »
Many holidays are coming up, and Chanukah holds immense spiritual significance. While it may not be considered one of the major Jewish holidays, it is far from lacking importance.
What is Chanukah?
As with most Jewish holidays, Chanukah has its roots in history. The day comes from the celebration of driving out the Syrian-Greeks in order to reclaim the Holy Temple in Jerusalem. When the people of Israel went to light… Read More »
As summer draws to a close, it is never too late to join the family for one last hurrah. At family reunions and other group gatherings, nothing brings the clan closer than sharing a delicious meal and reminiscing over quality time you’ve shared in the past.
At Zayde’s, we aim to enhance these experiences by ensuring our food is not only top quality, but also in line with your Kosher requirements. Here are some of our top kosher treats for y… Read More »
Your wedding is one of the most important days of your life that requires substantial preparation. From reserving the location, booking a band, inviting your guests, and the myriad of responsibilities that accompany wedding planning, there are many details to organize. For members of the Jewish faith, an additional factor to consider is ensuring the food is kosher.
What Kind of Meat?
If you … Read More »
Bar and bat mitzvahs are special occasions, so you only want the best caterers on the job. But how can you choose the best kosher catering for your bar or bat mitzvah? Here are a few tips.
When trying to find catering, the first thing you should ask about is the f… Read More »
This year’s Passover, or Pesach, lasts from April 10 to April 18. The event is approaching quickly, so now is the time to start preparing. Commemorating the liberation of the Jewish slaves from Egypt, Pesach celebrates and cherishes a rich historical culture. Considerations when planning for Passover should include:
The Removal of Chametz – Chametz, which is leavened bread such as cookies, cake, and pizza is not consumed or in some cases even owned during Passover. The removal of chametz is performed in honor of the Israelites who ate only unleavened bread during the Exodus. When preparing for the Seder, it is vital to… Read More »