Recently I was approached by Kedem with an offer to sample and review some of their kosher products. Because my knowledge of the kosher food world could fit in a dollhouse thimble, I had some trepidation about offering my thoughts on the quality of these products; however, in the pursuit of trying new things and learning, albeit sometimes clumsily, I did some taste-testing. Kedem was generous enough to send a diverse array of their wares and thus I will be tackling them in multiple posts.
The Original "Mediterranean Style" couscous boasted a yellow hue that was far sunnier on the packaging than in reality. But ultimately that mattered little as the terrific texture combined with the fragrant flavor (enhanced with a bit of sea salt) gave rise to a delightful mouthfeel and satisfying taste. One tip: follow the directions regarding how much water to use in cooking. Dingbat Bridey was a little sloppy and had to drain her couscous of excess liquid.
I hate to compare beets to couscous, but I have to say I liked the former even better. Perhaps I was overly impressed with their size (near baseballs) and their incredibly fresh sweet meat. I could eat these things whole like apples, though all those errant scarlet juices would probably make me look like I was bleeding to death from wrists.
Double win, so far, Kedem.