Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Dining Out While Trying to Keep Kosher?

Is it realistic to try to dine at a restaurant while seeking to follow the biblical dietary restrictions? Special guests share their experience working at restaurants and food service establishments and offer their insights. We then highlight three points: cross-contamination, ingredients, and communication issues.

[Aleksandr Sigalov:] I would also advise against going out to a kosher restaurant. Even if it is Glatt Kosher. All Glatt and regular kosher restaurant I've been to in LA have the same issues: they serve food on ceramic plates, they allow women to work there and they all have mexican cooks for some reason. So while kosher restaurants usually do not have issues that my friend described in his video, they still can't be considered kosher according to the Torah due to other violations of other commands. Not to mention that every kosher store has different rabbi certifying it so there may be other issues due to that.

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