To those who asked about how to keep things cold: While ice packs aren't allowed, I've had no problem using frozen fruit and vegetables as ice packs. They're thawed by destination so you either have to eat them or throw them out, but it works really well. Except for the time my bag of frozen blueberries got a hole. I've used a cold bag and frozen fruits and vegetables and everything has stayed refrigerator cold for 10-12 hours.
@Daniel Try bionaturae brand. I felt similarly about off texture until I tried that brand.
@Daniel Would this work with whole wheat fusilli or would the flavor overwhelm the tomatoes? Thanks
@Kenji I love my baking steel, but it accidentally got dripped on and I didn't notice until a rust spot formed. Is there any way to get the rust off without damaging the surface? How do you dry the small hole in the steel to keep that from rusting? Is this new griddle the same material as the steel?
@Frackle. Believe it or not, the potential kosher issue with maple syrup is that some producers use non-kosher animal fat as a de-foaming agent. It's not enough volume to be listed on a label but it is relevant from a kashrut perspective.
@Max. I definitely did this in college with the dining hall.
Could I do this with matzoh meal on Passover, assuming one can get ricotta?
@Daniel Why not puree the aromatics with the beans, or are they out of flavor?
I'm really excited about ramen and dumplings. Could you possibly design some recipes that have much of the seasoning added at the end? My kids don't love strong flavors and heat but I don't want to eat bland food all the time.
Plum cake made with Italian prune plums.
@Lisa. Meren is actually Yiddish. The Hebrew for carrot is gezer, but that sounds like the word for "decree" so it actually works in Hebrew too.
@ Kenji. Nothing about fish sauce is inherently unkosher. There just aren't any kosher certifying agencies that check the processing (to make sure it's only made with kosher fish) so a strict kosher consumer can't buy fish sauce because no one is certifying it. There just aren't that many people who keep kosher who want kosher fish sauce. There's one made of tuna but it's a totally different product than the real stuff.
Is the anchovy worth adding since I can't get kosher fish sauce? Also on the subject of fish sauce, is there anything I could make at home that might sort of approximate it? I'm willing to ferment as long as I can keep my apartment from smelling like it. Thanks for the recipe!
Any substitutes for shrimp/pork? Could I use a different fish?
Thanks all. I live in NYC and have access to excellent ice cream so if there isn't excellent ice cream in Scottsdale we'll do something else. My three year old will be happy with touristy ice cream. The rest of us will skip.
@Cynoo. The wedding is in Old Town Scottsdale. We're definitely trying to avoid a car rental given that the flight out is at 6am. But we might get a car for one day so that we're not stuck in one place. Suggestions are greatly appreciated!
Any suggestions for Scottsdale? My family has 36 hours there in June for a wedding and we won't have a car.
Any substitute suggestions for the oyster sauce for someone who doesn't eat shellfish? Thanks
I have a three year old and a one year old. I would suggest brunch or lunch rather than dinner. Children are less tired than at dinner so less likely to misbehave and I generally see other children eating out as well at the earlier hour. For dinner time, particularly since I don't like to eat at 5pm, I hire a sitter.
As I was taught it, sprinkles are rainbow colored and jimmies are chocolate flavored. The name may be a referent to Jim Crow, i.e., the chocolate flavored sprinkles are dark colored. Once I learned that I stopped asking for jimmies.
Eggplant is about the only vegetable I can't stand. Any substitutions even if they're not as good? The recipe looks otherwise delicious and I'd like to try it.
@Cookiez Turn each pan so that the cookies that are closest to the oven door are now the ones closest to the rear wall. Then move the pan that was on the top rack to the lower rack and move the pan that was on the lower rack to the top rack. This is standard technique for getting two pans of cookies to cook evenly at once.
Does anyone know if the new Kajitsu location shares a kitchen with it's non-vegan lunch only sister restaurant or if they have separate kitchens? The meal I had in the east village location was the best I've ever had.
@Kenji Anyway to pre-cook the plantains several hours in advance? I really want to serve them for a Jewish sabbath meal but every time I do it in advance they plantains get tough. Thanks! I love vegan month!
@Kenji, @Emvee. I'm a kosher mostly vegetarian. For bread, it depends where you're shopping. Here in NYC it's really easy to find dairy free bread because most of the brands are kosher certified. I didn't realize it's not everywhere until in Vancouver and I couldn't find any kosher sandwich bread in the stores. Now I travel with a loaf of bread.
Also, peanut butter is considered a gel unless it's premade in a sandwich. Had my emergency jar confiscated by the TSA.
My family eats mostly vegetarian - fish perhaps six times a year. I would appreciate baking recipes that aren't full of egg replacer. I would also second Androiduser on the sausage. My three year old adores soy sausage but I can't stand the taste and would love to make her something that I wouldn't mind eating. Also suggestions for mimicking the texture, not necessarily the flavor, of cheese in pasta dishes and pressed sandwiches. Thanks so much!
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