Tuesday, September 2, 2014 Elul 7, 5774
By:
Ethel Hofman, JE Feature
On the evening of April 8 -- the 14th day of the Hebrew month of Nisan -- Jews all over the world will come together to be with family and friends to celebrate the first Passover seder. The Haggadah will be read, relating the story of the Jews exodus from Egypt. The seder plate contains symbolic foods that are explained...
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Matzah meal and margarine don't have to spell mediocrity. So many people think that Passover is a time when there is "nothing to serve for dessert," or that all cakes "come out dry and tasteless." Here are a few recipes that will dispel these old notions for good. Passover Raspberry-Jam Cake (Pareve) 8 eggs, separated 11/4 cups sugar 1 lemon...
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By:
Rivka Tal, JE Feature
Do "Passover sandwiches" sound like an oxymoron? Well, they're not! Creative cooks long ago came up with the perfect solution for Pesach food under wraps: the matzah-meal popover, bagel or roll. When we were kids, and the intermediate days of the holiday were considered "days-we-had-to-go-to-school-anyhow," my mother of blessed memory would prepare delicious sandwiches for us. She would halve a...
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By:
Louise Fiszer, JE Feature
Although the temptation of cooking new dishes for Passover lurks in my mind every year, I always can remember my mother's warning of not to "cook anything too weird." She's right, of course, as usual. The tried-and-true traditional Ashkenazic family recipes may seem a bit boring to the cook, but the guests take comfort in them as being familiar, offering...
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Matzah's more versatile than you probably know
By:
Andrew Schloss, JE Feature
Unlike most food that exists to nourish or delight, the function of matzah is quite different: It's about storytelling. Symbolic and revered, the bread of affliction is more often seen as a hurdle in a recipe, rather than a means for creating something delicious, which begs the question, "What is the sensual charm of matzah?" Like many fashionable ingredients, matzah...
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