What Is Kosher Salt? | Cooking School

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By Fraya Berg for Food Network Kitchen

Fraya is a chef and a contributing writer at Food Network.

If you’ve cooked many of the Food Network Kitchen recipes, you’ve probably noticed that we call for kosher salt in most of our savory recipes. If you’ve never used it, it stands to reason that you’ve wondered what Kosher salt is, why it’s called kosher salt and whether it really any different from regular table salt.

What Is Kosher Salt?

Kosher salt is a pure salt that is a fairly large-grained salt, that was originally used in the process of making meat kosher. Its purpose was to pull all of the blood out of the meat going through the koshering process, so that the meat would meet the standards of the Jewish dietary laws. Over time, it became known as kosher salt everywhere, and used by everyone.

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Cooking for the Family resuming in-person classes in OTR

CINCINNATI — LaTasha Hambrick signed up for a cooking class with her younger daughter back in 2018 so they could spend more time together before the teen went off to college.

Hambrick ended up with a recipe to build closer relationships with all three of her kids.

“We learned how to prepare a table and how to – after we finish eating – sit down and talk as a family,” Hambrick said. “I’ve learned a lot about my children. They can come to me and talk to me about anything, I feel like now. It’s like they’re not shy – just because of us sitting down and having basic conversations.”

LaTasha Hambrick, left, and her daughter, seated, listen to instructions during a 2018 Cooking for the Family class. Hambrick is wearing glasses and a white apron over a black top.

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LaTasha Hambrick, left, and her daughter, seated, listen to instructions during a 2018 Cooking for the Family class.

An emphasis on the importance of family mealtimes is a critical component of Cooking for the Family, a

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Taliban fighters set an Afghan woman on fire for ‘bad cooking,’ report says

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Women are being forced to marry Taliban fighters, a former Afghan judge told Sky News. Stringer/Reuters

  • Taliban fighters set an Afghan woman on fire for cooking an unsatisfactory meal, The Telegraph reported.

  • According to Najla Ayoubi, a former judge in Afghanistan, this is one example of the recent violence against women.

  • Ayoubi alleges that women are also being forced to marry Taliban fighters, she told Sky News.

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An Afghan woman was reportedly set on fire by Taliban fighters because they weren’t satisfied with a meal she prepared, according to The Telegraph.

A former judge, Najla Ayoubi, told Sky News that she had received multiple reports of violence against women by the insurgent group, The Telegraph reported.

This particular incident, Ayoubi alleged, involved a woman in the north of the country who was “put on fire because she was accused of bad cooking,”

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Taliban ‘set woman on fire for bad cooking’ as protesters beaten in brutal reprisals

A heavily armed Taliban fighter guards the Afghanistan central bank in Kabul - NYTNS / Redux / eyevine

A heavily armed Taliban fighter guards the Afghanistan central bank in Kabul – NYTNS / Redux / eyevine

An Afghan woman was reportedly set on fire by Taliban fighters because they were dissatisfied with her cooking amid a wave of capricious attacks as the Islamists revel in their victory.

The alleged incident described by an Afghan judge comes after the group attacked people waving the Afghan flag and a Germany charity was forced to close after Islamists went door to door hunting journalists and interpreters.

Najla Ayoubi, a former judge and campaigner against violence against women who had to flee after the government collapsed, told Sky News that she had received reports multiple reports of casual abuse of women by insurgents following their string of victories.

One young woman had been “put on fire because she was accused of bad cooking for Taliban fighters” in the north of the country.

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