Am I "Dairy"? Am I "Meaty"?
Keeping kosher? Want to start?
With the new iPhone/iTouch PARVE-O-METER, you will never again have to wonder if you can eat meat or dairy food right now.
A program of Biblical proportion, the PARVE-O-METER will help you keep track of the waiting times between eating meat or dairy, or dairy and meat.
*Press the “Meat” button when you have finished eating meat or meat products, and the timer counts down the requisite 6 hours before you can eat or drink dairy products.
*Press the “Dairy” button when you have finished eating dairy or dairy products, and the timer counts down the requisite 0, 30, or 60 minutes (depending on the custom of your local Jewish community) before you can eat meat products again.
*Set your waiting period preferences based on the custom of your local Jewish community.
WHAT IS PARVE?
According to kosher dietary law, meat and dairy products cannot be cooked or eaten together; they must always be separated.
Therefore, separate utensils are used for preparing, serving, and eating meaty and dairy foods, and a waiting time must elapse between eating one and the other.
Parve is a Hebrew word which means “neutral” (neither meaty nor dairy). Kosher foods that are Parve may be eaten with either meat or dairy foods.
You, too, may be Parve! “Being Parve” means you can either eat kosher meat or dairy products, whichever suites your fancy — if the required waiting time elapsed after your last meal of meat or dairy products.
B’Tay-avon! (Hebrew for hearty appetite!)
iPhone ParveOMeter concept by Devorah Goldstein