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kosherfest 2011 report

I was there only on wed. The show was ok-nothing too new/different or exciting (in my opinion)

The things I found that were great were:

Roy Chocolate (from Israel) www.roychocolate.co.il - lots of chocolate items and gifts for all occasions and holidays like a chocolate Pharoah's head, a chocolate cylinder purim noisemaker, and a chanukah menorah. They also had a decorated chocolate heart on a cinnamon stick for use with hot chocolate

michel cluziel - they have made a line of pareve OU chocolates and bakery items like parisian macarons, eclairs and opera cake. Delish!

tribeca oven - fantastic breads

seyman - machengo cheese, buffalo milk feta cheese, balsamic vinegar, balsamic blaze as well as kosher certified st dalfour jam.

koppers - had a cute sour candy shaped like a sour pickle

will add other items shortly

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  1. Thanks! That's great about Cluziel. Looking forward to trying Tribeca Oven...

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    1. re: noya

      If you live in NYC, I'm sure you've had Tribeca Oven. It provides the bread to many higher end places in NYC including PG and Solo.

      1. re: DeisCane

        What's unfortunate is that they stopped selling fully cooked bread directly to consumers at farmers market. Since they only sell par baked bread that is finished in local stores, their bread in grocery stores is no longer certified since it ended up in the store oven.

    2. Is there buffalo mozarella that's kosher?

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          1. re: koshergourmetmart

            What do you mean? Are you saying that "yotavta" used to make buffalo mozzarella? Who's yotavta?

            1. re: robocop

              it was the company from italy-it was sold at kosheritalia.com

              1. re: robocop

                I assume she's referring to the kibbutz in southern Israel that has a dairy.

          2. actually looking at their catalog, the cheese is buffalo milk bulgaran cheese-fetaki white cheese in brine

            1. I was at Kosherfest on Tuesday - guess i missed you. I had a good time - it's always a fun time, if nothing else. I enjoyed Tribeca ovens very much - I've enjoyed their breads for years at PG and Solo, and I enjoyed trying out their fruit and nut loaves. I liked trying out the Challywood Challot - I don't know how popular chocolate marble challah will be in my home but it was definitely fun to try! Some oldies but goodies, that never disappoint, year-after-year? The ice cream being given out by Strauss and Kleins, the french fries with multiple mikee dipping sauces, and the mini hot dogs and chopped liver at the blue and white/international booth. I really enjoyed the veal and polish sausages, and their new "summer sausage" was an interesting meat option.

              1. Michel Cluizel is just plain wonderful. Now if it were only a little more affordable...

                "Cute sour candy shaped like a sour pickle." - I'm a little scared to ask. What flavor was it? And where do I find it? Whatever flavor it is, I think it will go over gangbusters in my house.

                Oh, and I also like the idea of a chocolate Pharoah's head. That's a nicely twisted mind at work there.

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                1. re: rockycat

                  i did not try the "sour pickle" but can get more info if you wish

                  1. re: koshergourmetmart

                    Thanks, I'd appreciate it. There was a lot of interest at home when I mentioned it and I couldn't find any info on the company's website.

                    1. re: rockycat

                      koppers said the following "They are one of the swiss petite fruits and are fruit flavored and mildly sour. "