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Gourmet Foods 101
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Kosher Gift Baskets

A kosher gift basket means the basket contains food items that are specially approved for people of the Jewish religion. If you are planning on sending a food gift basket to somebody who is Jewish then it is a good idea to give him or her a kosher gift basket.

The term kosher food means that they are foods, which can be eaten under the Kashrut laws, which are written in the Torah or holy book. A kosher gift basket means that the food inside of it can be eaten by people who are of the Jewish religion. If you have friends or family who are Jewish, you should always send them a kosher gift basket when sending a food basket. If you don't send kosher foods in the gift basket then the recipients may not be able to enjoy the items you have sent them. If you send a kosher gift basket to a Jewish person, it is considered to be thoughtful as it shows that you understand and respect the person's religion and culture.

A kosher gift basket will not have any type of meat in it that comes from an uncloven hooded animal such as a pig or rabbit. A kosher gift basket also will not contain any meat from birds of prey, shellfish or any other sea creature that doesn't have both fins and scales. A basket that does have meats in it must have meats that that have been slaughtered and prepared according to Jewish law. A kosher gift basket usually doesn't include both meat and dairy foods together. This is because Jewish law says that these two kinds of foods should not be eaten together. Most kosher gift baskets contain food items such as bagels, latkes, cookies, oils, fish, sweets and desserts.

Kosher gift baskets are a great way to treat your Jewish friends on birthdays, Hanukkah, Purim, Passover, bar mitzvahs, and many other special occasions. It can be hard for most Non-Jewish people to understand what foods are kosher and what foods aren't kosher. If you are planning on sending a Jewish person a gift basket and you aren't quite sure what it should include, it would be a good idea to buy a kosher gift basket that is pre-made.