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The Benefits of Being Kosher

Contrary to what a lot of people think, kosher isn’t just another type of the benefits of being kosherhealth diet out there like gluten-free, paleo, or vegan. The primary purpose of eating kosher is not to increase overall health or to gain any other physical benefit. Rather, the point of keeping a kosher diet is to obey the food laws set down in the Torah to carry on Jewish religious practices. With that said, there can be some secondary benefits to eati… Read More »


Simple Kosher Snack Ideas

Homeade Kosher SnacksAlthough conventional wisdom used to be that you shouldn’t spoil your meals by eating snacks, diet experts are now saying the exact opposite: a healthy diet incorporates snacking between meals. Healthy snacking can help curb overeating at meal time, stave off cravings for junk food, and keep you performing well throughout the entire day. But, it can be difficult coming up with good snack ideas for those following a kosher diet. To help g… Read More »


Identifying Kosher Foods: Decipher the Labels

Identify Kosher Foods with ZaydesIt may seem intimidating at first, but identifying kosher and pareve foods is simple once you know some basic guidelines and identifying markings. Since you’re keeping Kosher, it’s important to be able to identify which foods are safe and which ones need to stay at the store.

Kosher Identifiers

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The History of Cholent

Cholent is a favorite Jewish stew that is cooked slowly for several hours — up to 12 hours. Cholent was developed over many centuries to follow food preparation laws on the Sabbath. It has profound emotional significance. The smell of cholent used to permeate the wooden houses of Jewish villages throughout Eastern Europe, with the pot being sealed with flour and paste and taken to the baker’s oven to bake throughout the day. Then family members would fetch t… Read More »


Kosher Holiday Meal Ideas

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Zayde’s Kosher Catering Can Prepare A Wonderful Meal For Your Occasion

Enjoying classic holiday meals while adhering to a kosher diet can be tough,  but we’re here to help. Take a look at some of these great kosher holiday recipes for meal ideas this holiday season.

Kosher Turkey by Jamie Geller

If you’re looking for a great way to celebrate T… Read More »


Kosher Catering Tips for Your Next Event

Food is a central part of Jewish culture. It is also a central feature of all the big events in life, whether that’s a bar/bat mitzvah, wedding, or religious holiday. Kosher catering thus becomes extremely important when your event isn’t at a temple or event space with kosher kitchens. The problem is that the v… Read More »


Jewish Wedding Traditions

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Zayde’s Specializes in Catering for Jewish Weddings

Weddings are a time of great celebration with family and friends, but the traditions surrounding them make them even more. Traditions connect us with all those who came before, and all those who will come after, who follow the same customs and beliefs. They bring us together, and elevate our lives into something… Read More »


Kosher Certification

There is a lot of confusion around kosher food nowadays. Many people think of kosher as meaning something close to “natural” or “organic,” when it has a far different meaning. Furthermore, some people think that kosher is a style of Mediterranean food, but it has nothing to do with cuisine either.

What does kosher actually mean?

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