Jewish food recipes are enjoyed by Jewish people especially during traditional Jewish celebrations or holidays. And the following Jewish food recipes will include some of the most well known and most popular among modern day Jewish people.
Jewish food basically consists of the foods that follow the Jewish Dietary Guidelines and excludes the foods that are considered forbidden.
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 chicken, turkey, ducks, 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, lamb, sheep, venison, and goats are permitted. Also, the milk of permitted animals may be consumed. It's important to note that the birds and mammals that are allowed must be slaughtered in accordance with Jewish Law and must be Kosher.
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.
Traditional Jewish Foods
Wild Salmon & White Fish
Seeds & Nuts
Fresh Organic Fruits & Vegetables
Butter & Cheese
Potatoes & Onions
Jewish Grapes & Wine
Olives & Olive Oil
Spices & Fresh Herbs
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!