Saturday, April 09, 2011

Cohen's kosher starters

It's not just Kosher, it's Cohens! This slogan was found on a brightly purple box of frozen, Jewish style finger food that my family in New York State used as starters in a party in my honour.

Cohen's nibbles out of the box, ready for the oven
Here in Norway you are most often left to prepare your own finger food. In the US, however, there is always someone ready to make it for you.

My cousin grabbed a box of these Cohen's delicious filled pastries from a freezer, just placed them in the oven, and presto you had a nibble for your Gin & Tonic.

The box contained Garlic Potato Puffs, Mini Beef Franks, Spinach and Potato Puffs, Spicy Beef Turnovers, Beef and Pepper Pockets. All prepared according to Jewish food laws. Cohen does after all mean priest in Hebrew.
I tried to browse the internet for the company. The Cohen in question was Mrs Cohen. Her neighbors and family would say of her hors d'oeuvres, eggrolls, and blintzes;
Mrs. Cohen - these are so delicious you should start a business.
She did as they said and started a business in 1945 based out of from her Newark kitchen. I bet her homemade fresh pastries was delicious, but even the production line, frozen starters tasted great as finger food before the main course, chicken cordon blue, but that is a completely different story.

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1 comment:

janet h said...

oh it looks totally yummy! i always see those at costco wholesale but i've never tried! hehe, anyways hope you had a great weekend! :)