Shulchan Aruch discusses the blessing on baked dough (various places - Hamotzi), fried dough (O.C. 168:10), raw grain kernels (Ha'adama - O.C. 208:4), flour (shehakol - 208:5), and various cooked ...
My copy of "Guide to Blessings, The Brochos for Various Foods" compiled by Rabbi Naftali Hoffner (NCSY/OU) states that tortillas get the "Shehakol" blessing because they are made of maize (corn) ...
Is it important to wash one's hands before eating or is also the preparation of the meal important as well? Should one wash before handling bread but not make a brachah or is washing only relevant to ...
Inspired by this question One of the stereotypical traditional Jewish foods is a bagel (with or without lox and "shmear"). Why/how did this food come to be associated with Jews?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c1zktTCVrDs#t=108s I usually understand most of Weird Al's references, but this one baffles me. What's wrong with eating pastrami on white bread with mayonnaise? (For ...
Inspired by this SMS Shut Bread without Water Q: I am stuck in a place without water. How can I eat bread? A: In extreme circumstances, one my wrap both hands with plastic bags, or gloves, in ...
From where do we learn that one must wash one's hands before eating bread? What does washing one's hands before bread symbolize? Why is ritual hand washing required for bread, but not other foods?
Are drinks considered food that generally comes as part of the meal and therefore drinkable without an additional blessing during a meal on which the only blessing recited was the blessing on bread? ...
Is there such a thing as Mezonos bread?