Traditionally, challah bread is defined as any bread made for use in Jewish ritual. This earthy, tasty, crispy, gooey bread is part of almost every Jewish holiday. The origin of the word “challah” comes from a Hebrew word for the dough given back as an offering to the priests every Shabbat. The strong connection between Jews, God, and this bread, goes back as far as the first five books of the Bible: As the Israelites are about to end their exile, God commands them to show gratitude by setting aside a portion, or “challah,” of all the bread they make after entering the Holy Land.
Nowadays, kosher food is recognized by culinary experts not only as one of the most widely-consumed foods, but also as one of the most popularly-preferred foods in the world. Jewish food is prepared under the requirements of the Kashrut law, and because it conforms to the regulations of such laws it is necessary to undergo various special treatments. Zomick’s bakery is one of New York’s oldest kosher bakeries, opened back in 1966 and serving the customers’’ needs for over 50 years. There has been real demand for kosher food ever since the Jewish people immigrated from Europe and other places to the United States. Wishing to bring along a piece of their culture and heritage, they also brought their traditional recipes with smells, flavors and tastes that they had grown up with. So they brought their knishes, kugels, kreplach, and other Jewish Eastern European comfort foods that have since become famous.
The first and foremost mission over at Zomick’s kosher bakery is to craft a premier event experience that meets the client’s need and goals, exceeds their expectations, and provides them with a positive, long-lasting memory. This kosher bakery with a full catering service has been serving the local Jewish community since 1966. For more than half a century it’s been offering gourmet kosher products with magical flavors from all around the world, including the traditional Zomick’s Challah recipe, skillfully handcrafted and beautifully presented. Zomick’s professional staff is known for their close attention to detail and providing delicious fresh cuisine, served in a cozy, traditional atmosphere. But this bakery hasn’t always been as sophisticated as it is today. Back in the days when it first opened, its initial goal was to make kosher food, since there was a real need for that.
Zomick’s kosher bakery continues to surprise its customers in order to bring their creativity in the kitchen. As of next month, all the gourmands will have an opportunity to buy promotional packs of Zomick’s Bakery Corn flour and get a gift (wooden spoon and grippers) with the package. With this, each of us can awaken its creativity in the kitchen to create delicious and irresistible products prepared with corn flour and cornmeal.
Kosher foods are not the same as a vegetarian; they are prepared in accordance with special regulations and Jewish customs. The term “pareve” means that the food is produced and prepared similarly for vegans. All the food that is consumed is subject to special rules (Kashrut), where everything is defined and controlled.
Any food that is labeled “kosher” must be certified. The facility where food is prepared must be under constant supervision of a rabbi, just like Zomick’s Kosher Bakery explain in the report of Jewish Culture food festival. The food must be clean and naturally produced. There is a similarity with vegetarian principles of preparing food, but also there is something more than that.