Jewish Cuisine – Kosher Cafe Alef

Moscow – Russia


 

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Jewish Museum and Tolerance Center

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Kosher cafe Alef is situated in the lobby of the Jewish Museum and Tolerance Center; it is a cozy place, which will entertain you with its rich menu, comfortable atmosphere, quality and attentive service.

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What is Kosher? Kosher is a process of food production that adheres to dietary guidelines set forth in the Bible and clarified over the centuries by rabbinic authorities in Jewish law.

Kosher means “fit” or “proper”– a concept associated with cleanliness, purity and extra supervision.

Kosher food is by nature more controlled than many other means of food production.

While kosher is primarily an ethical or faith-based observance, there are some potential benefits to eating kosher.

For instance, kosher menus separate dairy from meat products. It is interesting to observe that it is recognized that iron and calcium are not absorbed well when ingested together.

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Hummus

Hummus has a rich tradition- some even refer to it as an “ancient” food that has a history of being consumed by important historical figures in the Middle East.

According to ancient scriptures, hummus- at least as we know it today- was first consumed in Egypt around the 13th Century, although the recipe used at this time differed from today’s because it omitted tahini and used other nuts instead.

Today hummus still plays a major part in the diet of many healthy populations living around the world, mainly in the Middle East.

Hummus is commonly consumed with every single meal in Israel, is frequently included in all “mezzeh tables” in Syria and Turkey, is eaten most days for breakfast along with bread in Palestine and Jordan, and is still enjoyed in Egypt and many Arabic nations in a variety of meals too.

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Malawach

Brought to Israel by Yemenite Jews, this buttery, flaky flatbread became so popular in Israel that it crossed into mainstream Israeli cuisine, joining the likes of falafel and hummus. It is traditionally served either savory—with hot tomato sauce.

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Jewish Spinach Quiche

The whole experience of being with the Jewish community in the museum and eating the authentic Jewish food in the cafe at the museum seems so exciting with the kosher way of Jewish food. We totally enjoyed the food that we ordered. Hallelujah!

Jewish Museum and Tolerance Center 

Obraztsova St.,

11, Building 1A,

Moscow

Russia

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