1) May we eat meat on Rosh Chodesh Av or not? 2) Can we taste meat to see if the seasoning is good for Shabbos on Rosh Chodesh Av as it’s Erev Shabbos this year?
1. One may not eat meat on Rosh Chodesh.
2. If necessary, one may taste the Fleishig food when preparing it for Shabbos, provided that it is expelled without swallowing.