Monday, December 8, 2014

Food Preparation on Shabbat

Food Preparation on Shabbat
Day: Monday
Date: December 8, 2014
Parshat: Vayeshev
Yalkut Yosef: 321

The Torah considers pickling to be the same as cooking. Therefore it is forbidden to pickle vegetables in vinegar on Shabbat. Likewise, it is forbidden to pour vinegar over cucumbers and let them sit in order to absorb the flavor for later in the day. However, it is permissible to do so to eat right away or to dip one or two pieces into salt or vinegar and eat them right away. It is also permissible to put fruits into water to infuse the water with their flavor to drink later on that day. It is permissible to put completed pickles into vinegar to absorb the flavor since they are already pickled and therefore cannot be re-pickled. However, one who is tasting homemade pickles should not put them back in the brine if they are not yet finished.

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