Jewish Food Recipes
Jewish food recipes are enjoyed by Jewish people especially during traditional Jewish celebrations.
Holidays such as Hanukkah which is known as the festival of lights.
Hanukkah is observed for eight days and nights.
Jewish food basically consists of the foods that follow the Jewish Dietary Guidelines and excludes the foods that are considered forbidden.
And the following Jewish food recipes will include some of the most well known and most popular among modern day Jewish people.
What are Kosher Foods?
Kosher foods are those that conform to the Jewish dietary guidelines.
Kosher animals must be ritually slaughtered in order to remain Kosher. This method of slaughter is quick and painless to the animal.
It also ensures the most complete draining of the animal's blood.
Only those who are qualified and trained are allowed to perform this type of slaughter.
The Jewish Dietary Guidelines
All fruits and vegetables are permitted, but must be free of bugs. Nuts, seeds, legumes, and grains are also permitted.
You may eat seafood that has fins and scales such as salmon, tuna, cod, and herring.
The birds you are permitted to eat are ducks, chicken, turkey, and geese.
Also, the eggs of permitted seafood and birds may be eaten.
Animals that have cloven hooves and chews its cud such as cattle, bison, sheep, deer, and goats are permitted.
Also, the milk of permitted animals may be consumed.
important to note that the birds and mammals that are allowed must be
slaughtered in accordance with Jewish Law and must be Kosher.
Traditional Jewish Foods
Wild Salmon & Lox Kosher Fish Kosher Meats Kosher Poultry Chicken Eggs Peppers Tomatoes & Eggplants
Wheat and Barley Rice Ezekiel Bread Jewish Grapes & Wine Honey Nuts like Almonds, Pistachios, & Walnuts
Figs, Apples, & Dates Apricots, & Pomegranate Sour Cream Butter All Types of Cheese
Potatoes Onions & Garlic Fresh Herbs Spices like Cinnamon Citrus Fruits
Legumes like Chickpeas Hummus Olive Oil Sesame Seeds & Tahini Cabbage Carrots & Mushrooms
Jewish Food Recipes for Holidays
- a comfort food eaten during a very important Jewish holiday. Matzah Ball Soup
- an appetizer traditionally eaten during the Passover holiday. It's made with ground fish and cooked in a broth. Gefilte Fish Recipe
- a potato pancake fried in oil used to celebrate Hanukkah the eight-day festival of lights. Latkes Recipe
- are made during another Jewish holiday called Sukkot. Stuffed Cabbage Recipes
- are enjoyed during the Jewish holiday Hanukkah which coincides with the Christmas holiday. Lox and Bagels
- type of biblical bread that is made from a variety of legumes and sprouted grains. Ezekiel Bread Recipes
Jewish Food Recipes
Jewish food recipes are a unique collection of cooking styles. Jewish cuisine does have a Middle Eastern - Mediterranean - European influence.
Many of the foods proclaimed as being Jewish are not unique to the Jewish people and do include dishes such as
falafel and hummus which are very Egyptian!
Forbidden Foods of The Jewish Diet
Pigs, camels, and rabbits are forbidden.
The consumption of blood is forbidden! A pplies to blood of birds and mammals.
All the blood
must be drained from the meat or cooked out of it before meat is eaten. However, this does not apply to the blood of fish.
meat and dairy together is forbidden. Consuming meat connected to the sciatic nerve in hindquarters is forbidden.
fat surrounding animal organs is forbidden.
Birds of prey or scavengers such as
hawks, eagles, and vultures are forbidden.
wine and grape juice not made under Jewish Supervision is forbidden.
Shellfish such as
crabs, shrimp, lobsters, octopus, clams, and oysters are forbidden.
Rodents, reptiles, amphibians, and most insects are forbidden.
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