RMS Queen Mary Kosher Luncheon Menu - 3 July 1938

Front Cover of a Vintage Kosher Luncheon Menu From Sunday, 3 July 1938 Onboard the RMS Queen Mary of the Cunard Line Featured Baked Haddock and Lemon Persille, Steamed Vienna Sausages and Sauerkraut, and Compote of Fruit for Dessert. GGA Image ID # 1566309fca

Kashruth under the direct supervision of the Chief Rabbi and Beth Din, London, and the Kashrus Commission of England. Supervising Representative at Southampton: The Rev. M. L. Gordon.

Kosher Foods the the Role of the Shomer

Kosher foods are those that conform to the Jewish dietary regulations of kashrut (dietary law), primarily derived from Leviticus and Deuteronomy. Food that may be consumed according to halakha (law) is termed kosher. For many Jews, kosher is about more than just health or food safety. It is about reverence and adherence to religious tradition. In kosher restaurants, and ocean liner galleys, the stoves ovens and fryers are switched on by the Shomer  (Kosher Supervisor).

Menu Items


R.M.S. "QUEEN MARY" Sunday, July 3, 1938


  • Iced Tomato Juice
  • Spanish Olives
  • Brislings in Oil
  • Bismarck Herrings
  • Salted Cucumbers
  • Spring Onions
  • Sardines in Oil
  • Russell Herrings
  • Radishes
  • Canned Salmon
  • Baked Haddock and Lemon Persille
  • To order: Omelette Portugaise
  • Barley Soup Brunoise
  • Steamed Vienna Sausages and Sauerkraut
  • Grilled Beef Steak and Smothered Onions
  • Fried Veal Sausage and Egg
  • Baked Beans in Tomato Sauce
  • Macedoine of Vegetables
  • Baked Jacket and French Fried Potatoes


  • Roast Shoulder of Mutton
  • Roast Beef and Chrane
  • Wurst and Salami Sausage
  • Roast Veal
  • Chicken
  • Lyonner Wurst
  • Mixed Salad
  • Beetroot Pickles
  • French and Russian Dressing
  • Baked Apples
  • Compote of Fruit
  • Cake
  • Lemon Tea
  • Matzos B
  • Black Coffee

Menu Slections, Kosher Luncheon Bill of Fare on the RMS Queen Mary of the Cunard Line, Sunday, 3 July 1938. Authorized Shomer on board : Mr. D. DAVIES. GGA Image ID #

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