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Israeli "couscous" for Pesach

EmpireState Apr 1, 2014 04:53 AM

I have been looking for the Pereg brand but have been unable to find it. I found two different brands- one made from matzah meal, the other from potato starch. Does anyone know what the Pereg kind is made from?

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    AdinaA RE: EmpireState Apr 1, 2014 05:04 AM

    http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/844258 http://www.jwi.org/page.aspx?pid=3227... But I can't find it either.

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      EmpireState RE: AdinaA Apr 1, 2014 08:20 AM

      I was probably unclear- what I meant to ask was since I found one made from potato starch and one from matzo meal, which one would be closer to Pereg? Do you remember what the Pereg was made from?

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        AdinaA RE: EmpireState Apr 1, 2014 08:24 AM

        My understand is that instead of making it from matzah meal, the made it from flour like the regular recipe but had it into the mixer and out of the toasting/drying oven within 18 minutes.

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          EmpireState RE: AdinaA Apr 1, 2014 08:30 AM

          Aha. So I would imagine that the other brands taste as delicious (not) as the Passover "noodles". Thanks...

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      sharonfl RE: EmpireState Apr 1, 2014 06:05 AM

      I just looked on the Pereg website. Under the kosher for Passover tab, they only have a few spices. It leads me to conclude they don't make it anymore.

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        AdinaA RE: sharonfl Apr 1, 2014 06:16 AM

        Great niche for a kosher start-up next year. It had an OU.

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          AdinaA RE: sharonfl Apr 1, 2014 06:31 AM

          Within living memory Italian Jews made fresh pasta during Pesach, just as Libyan Jews made fresh soft matzah during the chag. Just saying. I'd happily settle for the Pereg 18 minute stuff.

          Pasta-eating toddlers eat it like it's real pasta, because it is. A god-send for exhausted parents who do not always have the time for fancy cooking.

          We had such a one one. Too young to really talk, who on the 7th day went on a food strike and refused to eat anything. Would not eat bananas, or yoghurt, Pesach lasagna, chicken, beef, or flourless chocolate cake. Rather than eating Pesach food the child ate ate nothing. I mean absolutely nothing.

          When he was finally presented with a piece of bread (after a 36-hour fast), instead of eating it he climbed out of his toddler chair, raced across the kitchen to his parents and hugged them. Just hugged them.

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            njkosher RE: AdinaA Apr 2, 2014 03:03 PM

            I can vouch for the Libyan Jews. I particularly remeber one year with my grandparents in Israe, taking shmura flour and making laffas

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          cheesecake17 RE: EmpireState Apr 1, 2014 06:53 AM

          I haven't seen it. I've only seen the potato starch variety

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            AdinaA RE: EmpireState Apr 1, 2014 02:59 PM

            Pereg isn't making it this year. I wrote them and asked.

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              tractarian RE: EmpireState Apr 2, 2014 09:00 AM

              Avi Glatt has Savion couscous. http://www.aviglatt.com/Couscous-Quin...

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