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Orthodox Union App Tracks Kosher Products

Orthodox Union App Tracks Kosher Products

Just in time for Passover, a new version of the app searches kosher foods year-round

The Orthodox Union Kosher app.

With Passover a mere day away, there's no better time to know the difference between kosher and non-kosher. Tech-savvy kosher observers can download the newest version of the Orthodox Union Kosher app, a searchable database of all things kosher.

The app, available for iPhones and Androids, has more special features to make kosher shopping a cinch in addition to the database of 600,000 foods made in 8,000 manufacturing plants, kosher alerts and product updates, and an interface to ask questions to OU's Kosher Information Hotline.

The app also includes a "Kosher for Passover" status for foods, including chametz (leavened foods forbidden during Passover). OU's director of digital media, Gary Magder, explained to Reuters, "What's kosher and what isn't during Passover becomes so much more complicated because certain kinds of products that are fine during the year are not fine to eat during that eight-day period."

Another kosher app option, especially for Canadians: the MK Kosher 1.0 App for the iPhone. Among its databases and other features, the Snap It! feature lets you snap a pic of a product you're unsure of and email it to the Montreal Vaad Ha’ir, who certifies kosher products.


The Dos and Don'ts of Cooking for Someone Who Keeps Kosher

No matter who you&aposre inviting over for dinner, accommodating their dietary restrictions should be a priority in ensuring all guests have a good time. While some limitations are easier to work with than others, kashrut, or the practice of keeping kosher, can seem daunting to those who haven&apost cooked kosher food before, which is why we put together this handy guide.

First off, ask your guests what laws they abide by, as different Jewish people observe kashrut differently. Will they eat off non-kosher plates or should you cook in disposable trays? Do they only eat kosher meat and certified kosher products? If so, what certifications, if any, are okay? These questions aren&apost invasive, but rather a polite way of showing you care about your guests&apos dietary habits and beliefs, and can open up larger conversations around the dinner table about tradition, culture, and food.

Ready to host a kosher meal? Follow these tips to easily accomplish kosher cooking for guests:


The Dos and Don'ts of Cooking for Someone Who Keeps Kosher

No matter who you&aposre inviting over for dinner, accommodating their dietary restrictions should be a priority in ensuring all guests have a good time. While some limitations are easier to work with than others, kashrut, or the practice of keeping kosher, can seem daunting to those who haven&apost cooked kosher food before, which is why we put together this handy guide.

First off, ask your guests what laws they abide by, as different Jewish people observe kashrut differently. Will they eat off non-kosher plates or should you cook in disposable trays? Do they only eat kosher meat and certified kosher products? If so, what certifications, if any, are okay? These questions aren&apost invasive, but rather a polite way of showing you care about your guests&apos dietary habits and beliefs, and can open up larger conversations around the dinner table about tradition, culture, and food.

Ready to host a kosher meal? Follow these tips to easily accomplish kosher cooking for guests:


The Dos and Don'ts of Cooking for Someone Who Keeps Kosher

No matter who you&aposre inviting over for dinner, accommodating their dietary restrictions should be a priority in ensuring all guests have a good time. While some limitations are easier to work with than others, kashrut, or the practice of keeping kosher, can seem daunting to those who haven&apost cooked kosher food before, which is why we put together this handy guide.

First off, ask your guests what laws they abide by, as different Jewish people observe kashrut differently. Will they eat off non-kosher plates or should you cook in disposable trays? Do they only eat kosher meat and certified kosher products? If so, what certifications, if any, are okay? These questions aren&apost invasive, but rather a polite way of showing you care about your guests&apos dietary habits and beliefs, and can open up larger conversations around the dinner table about tradition, culture, and food.

Ready to host a kosher meal? Follow these tips to easily accomplish kosher cooking for guests:


The Dos and Don'ts of Cooking for Someone Who Keeps Kosher

No matter who you&aposre inviting over for dinner, accommodating their dietary restrictions should be a priority in ensuring all guests have a good time. While some limitations are easier to work with than others, kashrut, or the practice of keeping kosher, can seem daunting to those who haven&apost cooked kosher food before, which is why we put together this handy guide.

First off, ask your guests what laws they abide by, as different Jewish people observe kashrut differently. Will they eat off non-kosher plates or should you cook in disposable trays? Do they only eat kosher meat and certified kosher products? If so, what certifications, if any, are okay? These questions aren&apost invasive, but rather a polite way of showing you care about your guests&apos dietary habits and beliefs, and can open up larger conversations around the dinner table about tradition, culture, and food.

Ready to host a kosher meal? Follow these tips to easily accomplish kosher cooking for guests:


The Dos and Don'ts of Cooking for Someone Who Keeps Kosher

No matter who you&aposre inviting over for dinner, accommodating their dietary restrictions should be a priority in ensuring all guests have a good time. While some limitations are easier to work with than others, kashrut, or the practice of keeping kosher, can seem daunting to those who haven&apost cooked kosher food before, which is why we put together this handy guide.

First off, ask your guests what laws they abide by, as different Jewish people observe kashrut differently. Will they eat off non-kosher plates or should you cook in disposable trays? Do they only eat kosher meat and certified kosher products? If so, what certifications, if any, are okay? These questions aren&apost invasive, but rather a polite way of showing you care about your guests&apos dietary habits and beliefs, and can open up larger conversations around the dinner table about tradition, culture, and food.

Ready to host a kosher meal? Follow these tips to easily accomplish kosher cooking for guests:


The Dos and Don'ts of Cooking for Someone Who Keeps Kosher

No matter who you&aposre inviting over for dinner, accommodating their dietary restrictions should be a priority in ensuring all guests have a good time. While some limitations are easier to work with than others, kashrut, or the practice of keeping kosher, can seem daunting to those who haven&apost cooked kosher food before, which is why we put together this handy guide.

First off, ask your guests what laws they abide by, as different Jewish people observe kashrut differently. Will they eat off non-kosher plates or should you cook in disposable trays? Do they only eat kosher meat and certified kosher products? If so, what certifications, if any, are okay? These questions aren&apost invasive, but rather a polite way of showing you care about your guests&apos dietary habits and beliefs, and can open up larger conversations around the dinner table about tradition, culture, and food.

Ready to host a kosher meal? Follow these tips to easily accomplish kosher cooking for guests:


The Dos and Don'ts of Cooking for Someone Who Keeps Kosher

No matter who you&aposre inviting over for dinner, accommodating their dietary restrictions should be a priority in ensuring all guests have a good time. While some limitations are easier to work with than others, kashrut, or the practice of keeping kosher, can seem daunting to those who haven&apost cooked kosher food before, which is why we put together this handy guide.

First off, ask your guests what laws they abide by, as different Jewish people observe kashrut differently. Will they eat off non-kosher plates or should you cook in disposable trays? Do they only eat kosher meat and certified kosher products? If so, what certifications, if any, are okay? These questions aren&apost invasive, but rather a polite way of showing you care about your guests&apos dietary habits and beliefs, and can open up larger conversations around the dinner table about tradition, culture, and food.

Ready to host a kosher meal? Follow these tips to easily accomplish kosher cooking for guests:


The Dos and Don'ts of Cooking for Someone Who Keeps Kosher

No matter who you&aposre inviting over for dinner, accommodating their dietary restrictions should be a priority in ensuring all guests have a good time. While some limitations are easier to work with than others, kashrut, or the practice of keeping kosher, can seem daunting to those who haven&apost cooked kosher food before, which is why we put together this handy guide.

First off, ask your guests what laws they abide by, as different Jewish people observe kashrut differently. Will they eat off non-kosher plates or should you cook in disposable trays? Do they only eat kosher meat and certified kosher products? If so, what certifications, if any, are okay? These questions aren&apost invasive, but rather a polite way of showing you care about your guests&apos dietary habits and beliefs, and can open up larger conversations around the dinner table about tradition, culture, and food.

Ready to host a kosher meal? Follow these tips to easily accomplish kosher cooking for guests:


The Dos and Don'ts of Cooking for Someone Who Keeps Kosher

No matter who you&aposre inviting over for dinner, accommodating their dietary restrictions should be a priority in ensuring all guests have a good time. While some limitations are easier to work with than others, kashrut, or the practice of keeping kosher, can seem daunting to those who haven&apost cooked kosher food before, which is why we put together this handy guide.

First off, ask your guests what laws they abide by, as different Jewish people observe kashrut differently. Will they eat off non-kosher plates or should you cook in disposable trays? Do they only eat kosher meat and certified kosher products? If so, what certifications, if any, are okay? These questions aren&apost invasive, but rather a polite way of showing you care about your guests&apos dietary habits and beliefs, and can open up larger conversations around the dinner table about tradition, culture, and food.

Ready to host a kosher meal? Follow these tips to easily accomplish kosher cooking for guests:


The Dos and Don'ts of Cooking for Someone Who Keeps Kosher

No matter who you&aposre inviting over for dinner, accommodating their dietary restrictions should be a priority in ensuring all guests have a good time. While some limitations are easier to work with than others, kashrut, or the practice of keeping kosher, can seem daunting to those who haven&apost cooked kosher food before, which is why we put together this handy guide.

First off, ask your guests what laws they abide by, as different Jewish people observe kashrut differently. Will they eat off non-kosher plates or should you cook in disposable trays? Do they only eat kosher meat and certified kosher products? If so, what certifications, if any, are okay? These questions aren&apost invasive, but rather a polite way of showing you care about your guests&apos dietary habits and beliefs, and can open up larger conversations around the dinner table about tradition, culture, and food.

Ready to host a kosher meal? Follow these tips to easily accomplish kosher cooking for guests: