18 Apr The Kosher Option, by 1070 Kitchen
They’ve been here for almost a thousand years but most people in Britain are unfamiliar with their cuisine. Although Jews first arrived in Britain in 1070 at the invitation of William the Conqueror, with the exception of Smoked Salmon bagels and Salt Beef sandwiches, their culinary tradition is hardly known.
Jewish cuisine may well be the world’s most nomadic, with dishes from its broad range of communities: Ashkenazi (Central and Eastern European); Sephardi (descendants of the Iberian Jews including Italian, Greek, Turkish and Balkan); Mizrahi (North African, including Moroccan, Tunisian, Algerian and Libyan); Judeo-Arab (Lebanese, Syrian and Iraqi); Persian Jewish; Yemenite Jewish; Indian Jewish and Latin-American Jewish. And since the establishment of the State of Israel, a nascent Israeli ‘fusion cuisine’ has also developed.
Its name inspired by the date when Jews first arrived in this country, 1070 KITCHEN is Britain’s first food brand celebrating the world of Jewish cuisine.
AS JEWISH AS FISH N’ CHIPS
In 1860, Joseph Malin, a 13-year old Jewish boy living in London’s East End, had the bright idea of combining fried fish with chips. Joseph’s family were rug weavers and to increase the family income they began frying chips in a downstairs room of their house. It was Joseph’s idea to combine the chips – at that point a novelty in London – with fish from a nearby fried fish shop.
Fried fish already had a long history in London – in a letter written at the end of the eighteenth century, future American President Thomas Jefferson described eating ‘fried fish in the Jewish fashion’ on a visit to the capital. Battered fried fish had first arrived in London some 200 years earlier in the form of Pescado Frito with Sephardi Jewish refugees from Portugal and Spain. So, Britain’s most popular takeaway can trace its Jewish roots.
FINE DINING THAT’S KOSHER?
Kosher and fine dining are not typical bedfellows, but 1070 KITCHEN really breaks the mould. It has established a loyal following amongst London’s business community and in the capital’s leading hotels, including The Savoy, The Ritz, The Dorchester, Claridge’s and The Langham. It is also the nominated kosher supplier to the House of Commons and the House of Lords.
“Thanks for the super event at the House of Lords today. The kosher caterers 1070 supplied the best meal I have ever had at any event and, believe me, I’ve had a fair number!”
Mel Stein – Agent, Author and Lawyer
This is a stylish celebration of Jewish cuisine, with hors d’oeuvres such as Sabich, Lox Salad, Gehakte Leber (the chopped liver featured in so many Jewish jokes) and Brick Lane (a Salt Beef homage to the London street of Jewish food) and entrées including Chrayme, Flanken and Friday Night Dinner (the Sabbath Meal enjoyed in Jewish homes all over the world). Each meal comes sealed with a kosher certificate and is plated on fine china, accompanied by a basket of artisanal bread. There’s also a good selection of fine kosher wines to choose from and tea, coffee and petits fours can be provided.
To enjoy your preferred Kosher options onboard your ConnectJets Charter Flight, please contact your Flight Manager who will be delighted to arrange.