What’s New for the Seder Table?

With Passover coming fast and furiously — April 3 to April 10 — this year's selection of new or improved kosher for Passover products runs the gamut, from upscale kosher wines and pomegranate juice to potato pizza poppers and cakes that you'd swear contain flour. And there's lots of kosher-for-Passover gift ideas as well. Here's a roundup of some of them:

From Oxygen Imports, purveyors of gourmet food from Israel, come fig and cinnamon confiture and orange-ginger marmalade; from Kedem, sparkling PomeGrape juice with no sugar added, heat-and-serve frozen soup bowls, hazelnut truffles, grapeseed oil, Fireman's Frenzy Cilantro and Chipotle sauce; Gedillah falafel snacks and Redwood Farms all-natural vegetable crisps.

From Alle Processing come shelf-stable dinners (great for travel) with entrees that include bone-in chicken, beef goulash, stuffed cabbage and chicken soup with matzah balls.

Cinderella Sweets Bakery offers 44 different bakery items kosher for Passover, including meltaway crumbs, Ring Tings, lemon-colada layer cake and iced bell ring cake, as well as sugar-free desserts.

Extra-virgin organic olive oil from Tunisia is kosher for Passover from Sultan's Finest Food, and from Beverly Hills, Calif., comes Neshama's chicken and turkey sausage, available in country apple or smoked-andouille flavors.

What would Passover be without A&B's famous gefilte fish, with a new twist for Passover 2007 — it's low-sodium and carb-free. Salt-free, fresh-roasted and shelled chestnuts are available this holiday from Quality Frozen Foods, and for the kids comes French applesauce in a reclosable pouch from Rue Lafayette.

If you're not sure which wine to serve at your seder, here are some new choices. From Yarden comes Yarden Cabernet Sauvignon 2002, Yarden Syrah 2002, Yarden Merlot 2002, Golan Moscato 2006 and Galil Yiron 2003. Allied Importers' highly touted imports from Israel include Dalton Reserve Shiraz (non mevushal) and Dalton Zinfandel; and Teperberg Winery's Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, Maritage, Shiraz and Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, among others.

Matzah-lovers can enjoy Matzot Aviv's assortment of egg-and-onion, honey-flavored, or egg-and-garlic matzahs, available in several beautifully decorated tin boxes, all produced in Israel.

The Passover certifications for the products mentioned above are from a variety of kosher-certifying agencies.

For information on kosher-for-Passover products, go to the following Web sites: www. oupassover.org; www.kof-k.org; www.star-k. org; www. ok.org; and www.koshertoday. com.



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