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How to Cook Kosher

To cook kosher food, one needs to have a kosher kitchen, kosher dishes, kosher food products and knowledge of Jewish Dietary Laws.

How to Braid Challah: Basic 3-Strand Challah
A step-by-step guide with photos demonstrating how to braid a 3-strand challah bread.

How to Matzah Ball Soup
This this step-by-step guide, with photos, describes how to make matzah ball soup. Matzah balls or matzo balls, also called knaidlach, are traditionally served in chicken soup during Passover. My kids, however, ask me to serve matzo balls for the Jewish High Holidays and for Friday night Sabbath dinner throughout the winter.

Finding Blood Spots in Eggs
An egg that contains a blood spot may not be eaten according to Jewish dietary laws. Learn the most efficient way to weed out a non-kosher egg before it is added to a pan and renders everything in the pan non-kosher.

How to Make Gefilte Fish
Gefilte fish is traditionally served as a first course for Jewish Sabbath and holidays meals. You can make a large batch of gefilte fish in advance of the holiday or Shabbat, and store them in the freezer. Then just defrost, heat and serve for a festive and delicious first course. Here are recipes and step-by-step instructions for making gefilte fish.

Common American to Metric Cooking Conversions
What are the most common American to Metric conversions needed when cooking?

How to Caramelize Onions (Parve)
Susie Fishbein knows how to make the novice cook feel comfortable in the kitchen. This Caramelized Onions recipe is one of the Building Block recipes she offers in her Kosher by Design Short on Time cookbook. These Caramelized Onions can be made once and then used many times to dress up a variety of recipes.

How to Make Blintzes
In Jewish tradition, making challah is much more than just baking bread. It is a religious experience. Follow this step-by-step Guide to Challah to fill your home with a pre-Sabbath aroma, your Shabbat table with a festive feel, and your heart with calm.

How to Make Rugelach
I was surprised to find how easy, and fun, it is to make rugelach. It does take time as the dough needs to be refrigerated and then rolled out. But the resulting pastry is well worth the investment in time. Follow these step-by-step instructions, with helpful photos, to learn how to make traditional Jewish rugelach cookies.

Differences between Flour in America and Flour in Israel
Understanding of the differences between flour in American and flour in Israel is important for anyone in Israel using American cookbooks or in America using Israeli cookbooks. This understanding will enable the baker to make better adjustments to their recipes.

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