Monday, October 20, 2014 Tishri 26, 5775
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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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:
Martin D. Davidson, JE Feature
Wine has been a cherished and respected centerpiece of Jewish celebrations for centuries. Sabbath and holiday meals are preceded by the sanctification of the wine, and the Passover seder is highlighted by four cups of wine. Some say that wine also relates to the art of moderation, which if abused can lead to excess and a loss of control. For...
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The holiday has never been easier, with a boost from prepared foods
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Ethel Hofman, JE Feature
Once upon a time, cooking for Passover was a real chore. In the old days, folks planned and created Passover meals using the very basic ingredients available -- matzah, matzah meal and cake meal. For this eight-day holiday, leavened foods -- chametz -- are strictly forbidden. Besides flour and breads, all foods containing even a speck of grain or cereal...
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Dannon All Natural is currently the only national yogurt brand to make kosher-for-Passover certified products for the Jewish holiday. It's available in the most common recipe ingredient flavors -- plain, vanilla, coffee and lemon. Adding yogurt to recipes is a simple way to help make meals more nutritious. Each serving contains essential vitamins and minerals -- calcium, in particular --...
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