doctorow — 2014-08-24T09:46:29-04:00 — #1
mindysan33 — 2014-08-24T10:26:26-04:00 — #2
Do you think they do halal bacon, too?
waterloonie — 2014-08-24T10:32:47-04:00 — #3
Well, duh. They used kosher salt on the pig.
Incidentally, it seems to not be in violation of kashrut to sell pork; just eat it.
mindysan33 — 2014-08-24T10:39:38-04:00 — #4
They should also make beef-fish steaks on Friday for catholics. Just use old bay!
simonize — 2014-08-24T10:45:11-04:00 — #5
Old Bay? That reminds me, where are the kosher style crabcakes?
mindysan33 — 2014-08-24T10:49:19-04:00 — #6
OMG.... that actually sounds amazing! Can we make that for gentiles, too?
complex_confusion — 2014-08-24T10:51:01-04:00 — #7
In my family's bellies. Thanks for asking!
thekaz — 2014-08-24T10:54:24-04:00 — #8
dobby — 2014-08-24T11:27:16-04:00 — #9
I love kosher beef bacon, it cooks way better than pork if you like a soft non-crunchy non-carbonized flavor.
Kosher shrimp(and other non fin/scale seafood) is just pressed fish, meh taste which I think is all the same and that is obviously tricking you, like tofou fake meat.
When cooking Chinese I make a great meal subbing lamb for pork.
Kosher law is binding only for Jews so we aren't offended if you have a BLT or cheeseburger unless we are hungry, orthodox Jews can sell you the pork and lobster but may not not eat/cook/or benefit from a mix of meat/dairy.
Interestingly bug infestation in food, even a salad, is the worst kosher no-no of all breaking seven commandments, yet certain locusts are kosher and eaten by Yeminite Jews.
Kosher style always sounds funny to me, like legal style bank robbery; Jewish style or Ashkenazi/Sefardi/Mizrachi/Indian/Yeminite/Etheopian/N-Indian/Chinese/Afgani/Persian style makes more sense, no?
thaumatechnicia — 2014-08-24T11:42:21-04:00 — #10
Meh, it's no worse than, say, McDonald's offering Thai-style food, or Taco Bell offering Mexican-style food, or Olive Garden offering food-style 'food'.
The real crime is the mashed sweet potato.
/prefers smaller restaurants where the food doesn't look like it came out of a factory in Minnesota.
spunkytws — 2014-08-24T11:58:18-04:00 — #11
It's not hard to imagine some diners' reactions.
derekchan — 2014-08-24T12:00:06-04:00 — #12
Whats wrong with mashed sweet potato?
shaddack — 2014-08-24T12:25:55-04:00 — #13
Isn't "kosher pig" a Jewish policeman?
mindysan33 — 2014-08-24T12:36:56-04:00 — #14
I think probably it betrays a level of ignorance about the process. Kosher is a religious commandment about how food should be prepared, according to law, but the various differences in styles you mention are local/cultural variations on food.
chuckv — 2014-08-24T12:38:04-04:00 — #15
It depends on how the meat is prepared.
thaumatechnicia — 2014-08-24T13:04:17-04:00 — #16
Too single-note. Too sweet.
Me, my preferred way is in the microwave, split in two, pepper and butter - it still preserves a slight bitter flavour that way.
wubfurradio — 2014-08-24T13:38:04-04:00 — #17
There may be a kosher pig (or at least, "pig-like animal"), the babirusa, which lives in the forests of Indonesia. Sadly, the species is endangered. See this Rabbi's blog post for discussion.
mindysan33 — 2014-08-24T13:51:56-04:00 — #18
This is fascinating - I've always wondered about this, actually. I really liked the point about the ethical implications of the mass production of meats at the end there especially in regards to labor proactices, and that this might prove a more morally important reason to keep kosher. It's certainly something that we should all should think about, not just those who are following religious doctrines.
Thanks for the link.
dobby — 2014-08-24T14:07:38-04:00 — #19
The concept of tzar baali chaim, causing pain to a living creature is forbidden, though most often it is just exported to non-jewish factory farms, suffering that doesn't leave permanent scarring or visible damage doesn't treif(invalidate kosher) but blech.
I try to buy eggs from neighbors pet chickens or ducks though disgusting factory farm output is so much easier to get.
(edit) I look forward to vat grown meat where kosher and ethical problems become much easier. There is a minor foretelling that in the later times the pig will somehow become kosher, probably an allegory, but maybe grown in a vat?
mikethebard — 2014-08-24T14:36:41-04:00 — #20
You whip the sweet potato with butter and a touch of nutmeg, cinnamon, clove and allspice. Do NOT overdo the cinnamon. You can also do the "twice-baked" thing and fill a sweet potato skin with this, then bake it just enough to give it a touch of a crust.
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