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Old 07-14-2015, 07:31 PM   #11
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I am sorry, I guess, I had to mention that my friend, just like me, keeps kosher. No plans, no clams allowed . So hospital cannot cook for him. The food they have is cooked and wrapped special way to be warmed up.


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Old 07-14-2015, 09:55 PM   #12
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You could do corn and potato chowder with some sort of mild white fish.
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I am sorry, I guess, I had to mention that my friend, just like me, keeps kosher. No plans, no clams allowed . So hospital cannot cook for him. The food they have is cooked and wrapped special way to be warmed up.

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I thought of that and wondered if my cook today and deliver tomorrow would violate any kosher rules. But then I figured you would let me know if it did.

I am surprised that the hospital doesn't follow kosher rules for their Jewish patients. We have a hospital here called Beth Israel. Need I say they cook and prepare all meals in accordance with Kosher laws. Regardless of what faith you may be. So if a patient is hankering for a nice fat pork chop, they are out of luck. Also, I know for a fact, that our two biggest hospitals, Mass. General and Boston Medical Center have a kosher kitchen. And there is a Rabbi on duty for 12 hours a day. He is there from the moment the morning crew shows up until the last one leaves in the evening. If I were Jewish, I would feel very secure in the knowledge that they do keep Kosher for their patients that require it. And even for those that don't. All they have to do is put down Jewish on their record when asked for their religion. I once had a Jewish roommate that wasn't a Kosher Jew. She wanted bacon with her soft boiled egg. All I could do was laugh. Little did she know that no patient on the cardiac ward ever got pork bacon. Only turkey bacon.
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I am surprised that hospitals in the TC don't have the capacity to provide for the dietary requirements of their patients. When I was hospitalized in ND, I was able to order meals that did not include processed ingredients, sugar, bread, or white grains. Granted, a lot of my meals had roasted sweet potatoes, but I was able to order food I could eat. I was probably the PITA patient, and I would write in things I wanted--cottage cheese, Greek yogurt, etc. and sometimes got those things on my tray.
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The hospital would have to have an entirely separate kitchen for the preparation of kosher foods. If there isn't a large Orthodox Jewish population in the area, it would be very difficult to provide and maintain that. A staff would have to be trained in the proper preparation and it's possible there isn't a Jewish patient in the hospital every day.
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I am surprised that hospitals in the TC don't have the capacity to provide for the dietary requirements of their patients. When I was hospitalized in ND, I was able to order meals that did not include processed ingredients, sugar, bread, or white grains. Granted, a lot of my meals had roasted sweet potatoes, but I was able to order food I could eat. I was probably the PITA patient, and I would write in things I wanted--cottage cheese, Greek yogurt, etc. and sometimes got those things on my tray.

Well, they do, sort of. It is prepackaged frozen foods. All hospital has to do is warm it up. It is special packaging, it can go to any oven. It just taste like hospital food. Tasteless.


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The hospital would have to have an entirely separate kitchen for the preparation of kosher foods. If there isn't a large Orthodox Jewish population in the area, it would be very difficult to provide and maintain that. A staff would have to be trained in the proper preparation and it's possible there isn't a Jewish patient in the hospital every day.

Exactly. He is lucky there is kosher food at all, other hospitals do not even have this much.


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The hospital would have to have an entirely separate kitchen for the preparation of kosher foods. If there isn't a large Orthodox Jewish population in the area, it would be very difficult to provide and maintain that. A staff would have to be trained in the proper preparation and it's possible there isn't a Jewish patient in the hospital every day.
My impression after living in St. Paul is that Minneapolis-St. Paul has a very strong (and active, supportive) Orthodox Jewish community. My father grew up in Highland Village--most of his friends from that period of his life are Jewish. The other thought would be to get a Synagogue involved, especially if the Synagogue has a kosher commercial kitchen. You don't have to do this alone, CharlieD.
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From Charlie's previous posts, I have the impression he lives in a rural part of Minnesota, not the big cites.
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No, he lives in the Twin Cities.
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