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Kosher Tidbits from around the Web – November 3, 2008

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I was surprised to read that Ashkelon Academic College requires that every item of food students wish to bring into their rooms be approved by an “approved rabbinic authority,” even if it is prepared at home.

And speaking of college campuses, University of Miami has a new on-campus glatt kosher restaurant, The Oasis.

If you find yourself in the Philadelphia area, you might want to check out Maccabeam Restaurant. The review I read said it “represents the best in Israeli cuisine.”

Tastes and Traditions, a new cookbook – and fundraiser – for the New Haven Jewish Community Center is available for purchase here.

Drake’s(R) Snack Cakes are celebrating 120 years of snacking. At one time, it was thought that Drakes were the only kosher snack cakes. Once under the Triangle K, today Drakes are certified kosher under the OU. Finally, The Times-Picayune has an interesting review of two of New Orleans kosher restaurants, Casablanca and Kosher Cajun New York Deli and Grocery.

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