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.