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helou Apr 29, 2012 07:04 AM

I'd like to make that soba noodle soup from mark Bittman in today's NYT magazine. I googled it and Eden makes a kosher product, but my local butche/kosher market doesn't carry it. Has anyone seen it?

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    GilaB Apr 29, 2012 07:17 AM

    Are you sure Eden's bonito flakes are kosher? I haven't looked at them in a while, but I remember them being one of the few Eden products without a hechsher, and their website (which indicates which products are under the OK) doesn't say that they're kosher. I wish they were - I've looked on and off for hechshered bonito flakes for years.

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      helou Apr 29, 2012 07:42 AM

      You may be right. I gathered from the website that they're kosher, but the zoom didn't get close enough to really inspect the package.

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        GilaB Apr 29, 2012 08:48 AM

        Here's the page for their bonito flakes: http://www.edenfoods.com/store/product_info.php?cPath=29_55&products_id=109590 Note that below the description, there's a list of attributes of the product (low sodium, fat free, wheat free, etc.) For their kosher products, there's a little OK logo in that list, like here: http://www.edenfoods.com/store/produc... Sadly, the bonito flakes lack the OK.

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          helou Apr 29, 2012 08:54 AM

          Is there any in Israel? There are people coming and going all the time who could probably bring some back.

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            Moishefrompardes Apr 29, 2012 10:07 AM

            were trying to make them in the pardes basement. not that that helps. we got whole bonito filleted it, salt cured it and are drying it out in front of a fan.

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              helou Apr 29, 2012 05:19 PM

              Good luck, but that sort of effort is waaaaaaay out of my league. Interestingly,in my search for Bonito Flakes, I just watched a little youtube about them which states that most bonito flakes are now made with tuna, but are called bonito as a nod to the original ingredient.

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                Moishefrompardes Apr 29, 2012 10:10 PM

                not to G-d forbid sound condescending in ANYway, but the amount of time it takes to post about ingredients, then hunt them down can sometimes be longer than making them.

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                  helou Apr 30, 2012 12:00 PM

                  Oh, I didn't take it that way. I just found it interesting.

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