Saturday, November 12, 2011


Andrew: What makes Kosher salt Kosher?
Mom (simultaneously): How it's slaughtered.
Me (simultaneously): They say a prayer over it.
Andrew: [Pause] You two are seriously unhelpful.
Mom & Me: [Hysterical laughter]


  1. I'm going to be bursting out giggling all day.

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  3. LOL, you guys sound like us at our house! I think 'kosher' refers to food prepared according to rabbinical law which is, in general, very clean.

  4. On one foot:

    Kosher refers to many things, how an animal is slaughtered, what kind of animal it is, what foods are mixed together and many more details.

    Kosher salt is simply kosher because it is used to salt and drain the blood from meat. It has nothing to do with blessings (though blessings are always good). Kosher salt is typically more course than regular salt.

    Rabbi P

  5. I bought a box of Kosher salt once that had a recipe on the back for shrimp and grits. Much eye rolling by our Jewish friends for that one.

  6. From Wikipedia:

    The term "kosher salt" derives not from its being made in accordance with the guidelines for kosher foods as written in the Torah (nearly all salt is kosher, including ordinary table salt), but rather due to its use in making meats kosher. One salt manufacturer considers the term ambiguous, and distinguishes between "kosher certified salt" and "koshering salt". "Koshering salt" has the "small, flake-like form" useful in treating meat. "Kosher certified salt" is salt that has been certified as such by an appropriate religious body.[2]


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