Tuesday, December 6, 2016 Kislev 6, 5777

This Sephardic vegan substiture for chopped liver will have you asking to pass the matzah.


Regardless of whether or not you go for the full Pesach Monty, complete with new dishes and kosher-for-Passover condiments, committing to eight days sans chametz (Hebrew for leavened foods that are forbidden during Passover) will be a challenge, thanks to the ubiquity of the five grains — wheat, barley, spelt, rye and oats — we must omit from our diets for the duration of the holiday.

I grew up in a kosher home, where Passover is my mom’s favorite holiday. We usually host around 22 people at our seders and my mom cooks everything. “It’s hard to host a big dinner when you work full...


The renowned food writer Mark Bittman drew 1,000 people to his talk this week at Congregation Rodeph Shalom.