Halacha Tag: cook

Maliach Kroseach – Salting is Equivalent to Cooking

The Gemara in Chullin (97b) says that a salted food is considered as if it is hot. In order for food to be considered salty enough that it is as if it were hot, the food must be too salty to eat. This level of saltiness, Rashi explains, is not that it is inedible, rather […]

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Charif – Sharp Food

When the food that one is dealing with is sharp or pungent there are three big changes in the general halachot of the kitchen. 1: Sharp food can sometimes cause a transfer of taste without heat. 2: Sharp food can make taste from a eino ben yomo have the rules of ben yomo. 3: As […]

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Transferring Taste

If two items (food or utensils) touch each other, they do not absorb taste from each other without a catalyst. One possible catalyst is heat. There are many different ways to produce heat in halacha; cooking, roasting, baking, and so on. As an aside, this is the reason that we use separate pots for meat […]

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