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There are a few interesting points to address here. I am not going to go into a long discussion on all of the halachot of kashrut here because those can be found in depth around this site and elsewhere. The fact of the matter is, if you are a grunt in the kitchen of a kosher restaurant, the ingredients and utensils provided to you will be kosher and you ...


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There are two problems as explained at this article There are two major kosher concerns with “pure maple syrup.” First, an observant Jew is required to turn on the evaporator because only an observant Jew is allowed to “light the fire” that cooks a kosher food item. Second, while the sap is boiling, farmers drip animal fat into the mixture to ...


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Yes. Per Rabbi Yitzchak Abadi Regarding: Subject: maple syrup Message: Is any brand of pure maple syrup KP? Thanks Reply: if there are no added ingredients-yes. But I'm pretty sure there are other ingredients-please list YA Product in question: Berkley & Jensen Pure maple syrup ingredients: pure maple ...


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From the Sefer Ateres Moshe Aron: 1.Esrog - charif , Magen Avraham 557:33 in the name of the Rashba 2.Onion - charif , Shulchan Aruch 96:2 ,Sifsei Daas 96:12 3.Olive - charif (see footnotes for further discussion ) 4.Horseradish - charif , Rama 96:2 , Darchei Moshe 96:4 (stricter than radish) 5.Sauerkraut - charif , Taz 96:12, Yad Yehuda 96:32 - not ...


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I'm going to assume that you are talking about just cooking and not managing a restaurant or other food business. The kosher Chinese restaurant in my neighborhood is supervised by the local Va'ad Harabbanim (Rabbinical board.) Nearly all the chefs are non-Jewish Chinese, though I think one might be Jewish (He does speak Hebrew well but with a Chinese ...


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Usually, anything made with flour (other than bread) takes the before-bracha for flour: "mezonos". So, apple pie is made of flour (crust), apples, and sugar, and a usual size serving of apple pie takes the "mezonos" before-blessing. See, for example, http://berachot.org/foods/letter_a.htm for apple strudel or apple pie. The after-bracha for a perogi ...


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As a chef, I can assure you that the use of animal fat as a defoaming agent is no longer a common practice in maple syrup production. In virtually all cases, the role formerly filled by animal fat is now either unnecessary, or it is filled by either a specially manufactured defoaming agent or a small amount of vegetable oil. The defoaming agent, ...


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Generally speaking this topic depends on two things. When you made hamotzi did you have in mind that you were going to eat yogurt? And if you did, would you and most people consider this yogurt to be a dessert? If you did not have it in mind at the beginning then you would need to make another Bracho, same as if it is considered a dessert.


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To quote Rav Aviner here: It has no clear source in the Gemara or in the Poskim. Some learn it from the Gemara Chagiga (13b) that it is forbidden to eat a loaf of bread from which a mouse nibbled since the impurity has spread throughout, and this is all the more so when a righteous person eats from it that the purity spreads throughout (Ha-Rav Avraham ...



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