[Sca-cooks] "Glatt Kosher" and "Ashkanzic Kosher"?

Stefan li Rous StefanliRous at austin.rr.com
Fri Aug 1 15:48:08 PDT 2008

Adamantius commented:
<<< Now, what the place turned out to serve was very different from what
most Glatt Kosher restaurants in New York serve; it was neither the
typical Ashkanazic Kosher deli fare, nor pizza or other Italian food,
nor Chinese nor Japanese, but Persian. I was a little surprised to
find them, but it was a pretty serious, high-end sort of place. >>>

We've discussed Jewish and other religious food restrictions here  
before, but I thought Kosher was Kosher.

So what's with this "Glatt Kosher" and "Ashkanzic Kosher" and perhaps  
others?  I seem to remember that Ashkanzic Jews were those who  
migrated through eastern Europe? and others, Sepharic? Jews across  
Africa and up through Spain, but I hadn't realized that the food  
restrictions were different and hadn't heard of this "Glatt Kosher"  
before now. An article in today's Austin paper did mention an  
increasing Jewish community here in Austin, but I haven't had a lot  
of direct experiences.

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