Kosher foods, that is, foods that are “suitable” or “clean” are those that conform to the Jewish dietary regulations of kashrut. They are often very complicated, primarily referring to foods of animal origin that are allowed as long as the animal has been killed according to a particular ritual. Certain products of vegetal origin, such as bread or wine, are also subject to rules and are sold under a kosher label. Although our TOP 10 recipes are not all derived from Jewish tradition, they do comply with the kosher rules.
This parsley salad is found on every table in the Middle East, including in Israel, where the traditional wheat bulgur is often replaced by Israeli couscous, which is a type of pasta.
Permitted meats include those of animals that ruminate and have cloven hooves, such as ox, calf, and lamb. However pigs, horses and rabbits are excluded. Poultry is considered to be kosher. Only fish with scales and fins are allowed, therefore, no shellfish.
This Italian dish reflects the traditions of a once thriving Jewish community in Rome. Jews favour the enrichment of meat sauces with egg because the addition of cream to meat dishes is strictly forbidden by the kashrut law.