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The Kosher Conversation Episode 7: Margarine and Hard Fats (part 2 of 2)

Margarine and More With Rabbi Simcha Smolensky of the OU

Today, we continue our conversation with Rabbi Smolensky, an industrial mashgiach for the OU. Picking up from the discussion of oil production in the previous episode, Rabbi Smolensky discusses margarine and hard fats.

Learn about the history of margarine! What is it? What oils can it be made from?What are the challenges in making kosher margarine?How does government legislation affect Kosher for Passover Margarine?

All this and more in this episode of The Kosher Conversation!

Part two of a two-part series.

The Kosher Conversation Episode 6: Oils (part 1 of 2)

Oils with Rabbi Simcha Smolensky of the OU

Today’s conversation is with Rabbi Simcha Smolensky, a veteran Chicago-based Rabbinic Field Representative for the OU. He shares his expertise in all aspects of kosher oil production.

Where do oils come from? What are the differences between them? Aren’t all vegetable oils really kosher?

Part one of a two-part series.