Sunday, April 13, 2014

K Is for Kosher


I was stumped when it came to "K." I had the good suggestion from my friend's daughter, V., that I write about Korean barbecue restaurants, but as much as I liked the idea I just didn't seem to make the time to get down to the West thirties to take pictures. But as I took one of my almost daily walks on Broadway the word "kosher" popped out at me, and it was clear that "K" was for kosher. It's not a specific food or a place to eat, though there are a number of kosher restaurants in Manhattan.

Eating kosher is a very detailed way of eating, derived from Leviticus 11:1-47 and Deuteronomy 14:3-20. Very simply the major qualifications are that certain foods cannot be eaten and certain foods -- milk products and meat products -- must be separated. Those "keeping" kosher have separate dishes, glasses and flatware for dairy foods and for meat products. On Passover, which begins this Monday night, all dishes and cooking utensils are changed for the duration of the holiday. Passover also has a separate and complex set of rules about what foods can and can't be eaten. We'll be looking at Passover foods in our "M" post next week.

Today was another glorious almost summer day. A quick trip to the post office, our Bible study group in the afternoon -- we read two chapters of Ecclesiastes -- and then dinner with my friend, Mary. If the weather could just stay like this forever!

I'll be back tomorrow with a little belated Pink Saturday fun. As always thank for visiting and wishes for a very sunny Sunday.

11 comments:

TARYTERRE said...

It's always been my understanding that KOSHER food is healthier for you too. Glad you had a wonderful spring day. It's been beautiful here too.

Sola Scriptura said...

I'm really looking forward to learning about your Passover foods. Hopefully your lovely weather will continue!

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

I remember hearing the phrase, everything is kosher. Meaning all is ok. I guess that applies with your restaurants too. We too had a very nice Saturday and were able to get outdoors for the better part of the day as we celebrated our family get together. It was a blessing for sure. Hope you have a wonderful Sunday.

Starting Over, Accepting Changes - Maybe said...

It is a wonderful spring weekend, isn't it. If the trees were blooming, it would be perfect.

New York has the best Kosher delicatessens.

Theresa said...

I agree, Kosher is good for us:) Enjoy your day dear friend, HUGS!

Melinda said...

Very intersting information.
I don't know too many with a Kosher diet.

M :)

Mevely317 said...

Interesting! I've heard the term, 'keeping Kosher' for years - but never understood what it entailed.

So glad 'Mom Nature' is finally smiling on NYC! Enjoy every moment!

Simply Linda said...

We like Kosher hot dogs and I use Kosher salt. ANYWAYS, thanks for post today. Blessings

Nellie said...

Sending you blessings for this Passover season! We will have a Seder meal at our church on Wednesday evening!

Elizabethd said...

Thank you for popping in to my blog.
Kosher food is not something that has come to our little West Country part of England, yet.

BJ PUP said...

We paid for the glorious weather by having a cold, wet, and very raining Tuesday.