Chatasi Ani Mazkir Hayom

Ok, so the other day I was walking through the supermarket, and came upon some canned San Marzano tomatoes, and for some reason, I decided to check what the hechsher is, and guess what? There is no hechsher! Which is probably why it tasted so good when I made the Baked Rigatoni Soprano

I called the Star-k and they said canned stuff need a hechsher, and then I saw this article on line (which I haven’t read yet, but I saw the gist being that canned stuff need a hechsher) so that particular brand of San Marzano didn’t have a hechsher, but San Marzano is a region in Italy, and the tomatoes come from there, so there are probably other canned tomatoes from there, but I don’t know. Or you can just buy the regular canned tomatoes, I won’t tell anyone…

or if you want you can peel and seed your own tomatoes

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8 thoughts on “Chatasi Ani Mazkir Hayom

  1. it’s so ironic that this happened, when you wrote this post i was wondering if the tomato was kosher, but i thought if you used it , you must have checked, and i thought you would make fun of me for asking, arthur schwartz always mentioned using this brand of tomato and you know how you all hated his show.

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  2. The Vaad must have something against the volcanic soil in the San Marzano region, which lends a particularly nice balance of sweetness to acidity. Rabbis….

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    1. Well they are pretty good, although I’m no tomato connoisseur, so I wonder if I would be able to tell the difference between San Marzano, and non San Marzano…
      I’m still gonna look to see if I find any kosher ones, but if I don’t I might have to try and peel whole tomatoes…we’ll just have to wait and see…stay tuned

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