Jewish Food Recipes
and The Bible Diet

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.

The Bible diet basically consists of Bible foods that follow the Jewish Dietary Guidelines and excludes the foods that are considered forbidden.

And Biblical foods are a little more than just fruits, vegetables, nuts, and seeds.

The Bible Diet and Jewish Legal Guidelines

All fruits and vegetables are permitted, but must be free of bugs.  Nuts, seeds, legumes, and grains are permitted.

You may eat seafood that has fins and scales such as salmon, tuna, cod, or herring.

The birds permitted to eat are chicken, turkey, ducks, and geese.  And the eggs of permitted seafood and animals may also be eaten.

Animals that have cloven hooves and chews its cud such as cattle, bison, lamb, sheep, venison, or goat are permitted.  And the milk of permitted animals may also 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.

Bible Foods and Kosher Foods

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



Grapes & Wine


Spices & Fresh Herbs

Citrus Fruits


Ezekiel Bread



Butter & Cheese


White Fish & Salmon

Kosher Meats

Poultry & Chicken Eggs


Seeds & Nuts

Fresh Fruits & Vegetables

Popular Jewish Food Recipes

Matzah Ball Soup - a comfort food eaten during a very important Jewish holiday.

Gefilte Fish Recipe - an appetizer traditionally eaten during the Passover holiday.  It's made with ground fish and cooked in a broth.

Latkes Recipe - a potato pancake fried in oil used to celebrate Hanukkah the eight-day festival of lights.

Stuffed Cabbage Recipes - are made during another Jewish holiday called Sukkot.

Lox and Bagels - are enjoyed during the Jewish holiday Hanukkah which coincides with the Christmas holiday.

Ezekiel Bread Recipes - type of biblical bread that is made from a variety of legumes and sprouted grains.

Jewish Food Recipes

Jewish food recipes are a unique collection of cooking styles.  And 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 Bible Diet

The consumption of blood is forbidden! This applies to the blood of birds and mammals.

However, it doesn't apply to fish.

Rodents, reptiles, amphibians, and most insects are forbidden.

Camels, rabbits, and pigs are forbidden.

Shellfish such as lobsters, octopus, shrimp, clams, crabs, and oysters are forbidden.

Birds of prey or scavengers such as hawks, eagles, and vultures are forbidden.

All wine and grape juice not made under Jewish Supervision is forbidden.

Consuming meat and dairy together is forbidden.

Consuming the sciatic nerve in the hindquarters (which eliminates eating fillet mignon) and the fat surrounding animal organs is forbidden.

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