Halacha Tag: pot

Kli Rishon – Hagala

The pot or vessel in which one cooks on the fire is called a kli rishon. Pots, and any utensil that gets used in a pot while it is on the fire, require hagala in a kli rishon (שו”ע או”ח תנא:ה). This includes a spoon for stirring a pot, a ladle for serving, or a […]

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Bishul – Cooking

Bishul, cooking, occurs when one heats up a liquid past yad soledet bo in a utensil. Bishul uses indirect heat, meaning that the food is not being heated directly from a fire, rather the heat is being conducted through a pot before reaching the food. Bishul can occur with just a liquid, or a liquid […]

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Taam K’ikar – Taste is Equivalent to the Food Itself

When a food is forbidden to eat, the taste of the food is also forbidden (Chullin 98b). The Gemara in Pesachim (44b) brings two sources for this. The first source is learned from a nazarite, one who is forbidden to eat grapes. The Torah says that a nazarite cannot eat anything in which grapes have […]

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Pots and Pans

When one cooks meat in a dairy pot (or vice versa), if the pot has been used in the past 24 hours with hot dairy, the meat that was cooked in it is biblically prohibited, and the pot needs to be koshered. If the pot was not used in the past 24 hours, it is […]

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