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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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Kosher Dining in Orlando

A true kosher restaurant can be hard to find. Some restaurants will claim they are kosher or “kosher-style” as a vague way to say that they are either healthy or serve Mediterranean food, which is a complete misunderstanding of the term. If a restaurant is designated as kosher, that means that it complies fully with Jewish dietary laws based on the Tal… Read More »


What are the Kosher Laws?

There are many misconceptions about what “kosher” means. It is not a What is Kosher law?style of food that Jewish people eat, nor are foods kosher because a priest or rabbi blesses it. Rather, it has to do with whether the food is fit for consumption under biblical dietary law. Because the majority of food providers today do not adhere to these regulations, it can be hard for a kosher-eating person to find acceptable food options outside of their house.

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Favorite Jewish Foods for Passover

Favorite Jewish Foods for Passover
Favorite Jewish Foods for Passover

Passover is a food-centric holiday where the food serves as a symbolic reminder of the historic Exodus and deliverance of the Jewish people from their captivity in Egypt. It is characterized by stringent restrictions on what you can eat and how you must prepare food, so cooking meals can be difficult. … Read More »


Who Buys Kosher?

According to the Pew Research center, only about 2.2% of the American Who buys kosher foodsadult 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

What Does Being Kosher Mean?

The word kosher comes from the Hebrew language and means ‘proper’. What does kosher mean?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 »


Must Have Meals for Chanukah

meals for chanukahChanukah 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!

Delectable Kosher Meals

Keeping with tradition, kosher foods are a must for Chanukah, but just … Read More »


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