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Kcss jewish foods

  1. 1. A History of Jewish Food
  2. 2. Jewish food is a collection of cooking traditions of Jews worldwide• Throughout most of history Jews have wandered the world, so Jewish food is a blending of customs• Our food reflects the agriculture/farming, economics and culture of the places we’ve lived• Jewish food has evolved over many hundreds of years
  3. 3. Jewish food varies by region of origin• Green area=Ashkenazi Jews• Red area=Sephardi Jews• Yellow area=Mizrahi Jews
  4. 4. Ashkenazi foodsThe food of Jews who lived in Europe, especiallyEastern European nations such as Russia,Ukraine, Germany, Poland, Hungary, Romania,etc. • knishes • chicken soup • gefilte fish • matzo balls • lox • potato dumplings • bagels • pickles • Borsht • pierogi • vegetable stews • puddings • herring • challah
  5. 5. Sephardi and Mizrahi foodsTypical food eaten by Jews who lived inSouthern Europe (Spain, Portugal, Italy), NorthAfrica, the Middle East, etc. • olive oil • tomatoes • rice • squash • spinach • chick peas (falafel, hummus) • artichokes • pita • pine nuts • lentils • peppers • olives • ground meat • middle eastern/Mediterranean cooking styles
  6. 6. Some interesting Jewish foods… Beef tongue Chopped liver Beef spleen (miltz) Chicken hearts
  7. 7. More interesting Jewish foods… Stuffed derma (kishke) Sheep’s head (Sephardi) Jellied calf’s foot Chicken necks
  8. 8. Break/Snack Time
  9. 9. Influence of Kosher (Kashrut) on Jewish foods• Kosher refers to Jewish dietary laws – tells us what foods we can and cannot eat – tells us how to prepare and eat those foods – any type of food can be Kosher (e.g. Chinese) if it conforms to Jewish law• Food is not “blessed” by a rabbi to make it Kosher – food may be certified as kosher by a rabbi or Jewish organization – a symbol is applied
  10. 10. Why do some Jews eat only Kosher foods?• Because Jewish law says so – laws are found in the Torah, the first 5 books of the Hebrew bible – does not say why we should eat only Kosher foods, just that we should
  11. 11. How do we keep Kosher? What are the rules?• Certain animals may not be eaten; some parts of permitted animals may not be eaten• Birds and mammals that are permitted must be slaughtered properly• Fruits and vegetables are fine• Meat (e.g. poultry, beef) may not be eaten with dairy (e.g. milk, cheese)• Must have separate utensils and plates for meat and dairy
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