Passover 2023: Recipes & Menus for a Wonderful Seder
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This Passover, Build a Vegan Seder PlateKitchen
If your family is reform and up for a little adjusting for the times, you might be interested in this vegan Seder plate.
Apr 4, 2017
Apple Walnut Charoset (My Mother’s Passover Specialty)Recipes
Here's how to make the best part of the Seder plate.
Apr 3, 2017
Learn About the 6 Elements of a Traditional Seder PlateKitchen
The Seder plate is the most important part of any Passover Seder. Here's what it all means.
Apr 3, 2017
Recipe: Dorie Greenspan’s Coconut PattiesRecipes
This cookie is pretty much the epitome of what a Dorie Greenspan cookie is: steeped in expert technique, enhanced with a bit of French baking wisdom, and full of all the whimsy and wonder baking can offer. Because at first this may seem like a pretty old-school coconut macaroon, with the eggs, coconut, and sugar, but the technique makes them unique. The dough for these cookies takes a turn on the stove for a stunning result: Cookies that have a tender, chewy core and crackling, crispy crust.
Dec 8, 2016
Recipe: Matzo Granola with Vanilla & AlmondsRecipes
If you celebrate Passover, you probably know what matzo fatigue feels like. The first few days are fresh and exciting — perhaps you’re snacking on it straight from the box. Maybe you’re slathering it with peanut butter and jam or topping it with cream cheese and lox, but soon even this gets boring. So where to go next? Next is granola. This matzo granola is so good, you may just find yourself stocking up on boxes of matzo to make it all year long.
Apr 26, 2016
What Does Kosher for Passover Actually Mean?Skills
During Passover, Jewish dietary laws still hold true, but additional laws are added to them for the entirety of the week-long holiday. Here's everything you need to know.
Apr 22, 2016
What’s the Deal with Drinking Alcohol During Passover?Kitchen
Q: I’m going to my boyfriend’s family’s seder and I heard there won’t be any real drinks (only wine?). What’s the deal and what can I do about it? Sent by Anonymous The Gefilteria’s Liz Alpern: It’s true. There are many food and beverage rules during Passover, and lots of booze is off limits. Consuming grains (like barley, wheat, rye, etc.) that have come into contact with water (and potentially leavened), is strictly prohibited.
Apr 22, 2016
You Won’t Want to Pass Over This Gluten-Free Matzo Ball SoupRecipes
Passover starts today, and with it comes matzo ball soup. But this isn’t any ol’ matzo ball soup — this one is completely gluten-free, thanks to chickpea flour. Yes, chickpea flour! This protein-packed flour, made from ground chickpeas, is a great gluten-free stand-in for the traditional matzo meal. Simply mix the flour with baking powder, salt, pepper, olive oil, and eggs and let the “batter” hang out in the fridge for three hours.
Apr 22, 2016
4 Tips for Guarding Your Gut During Passover (or Anytime)Skills
I was raised in an Ashkenazi Jewish family, which means that unlike my friends from Sephardic or Mizrahi backgrounds, who eat rice and legumes and corn on Passover, I was instructed to avoid them all, along with any grain-based products that aren’t matzo. As such, I grew up associating Passover with an upset stomach. (This is what happens when you subsist on seder leftovers, matzo pizzas, and matzo spread with butter and jam.
Apr 21, 2016
Is Whitefish a Species?Skills
Q: What species is whitefish? Whitefish describes many kinds of white fish, right? I am very curious! Sent by Laurie The Gefilteria’s Jeffrey Yoskowitz: I wish I could tell you how many conversations about this very topic I’ve been a part of. First of all, yes, there is actually a whitefish species. The whitefish that is generally smoked and served in salad and found in appetizing shops (and in most gefilte fish recipes) is Coregonus clupeaformis, otherwise known as Lake Whitefish.
Apr 21, 2016
Gefilte Fish and Horseradish: A Passover Love AffairSkills
“Gefilte fish without chrain (horseradish) is punishment enough,” goes the old Yiddish proverb. Of course, as someone who’s crazy enough to produce gefilte fish for a living, I disagree wholeheartedly. But I can’t deny that the classic Jewish fish appetizer and its sinus-clearing condiment have a deep and meaningful relationship. One of my earliest Jewish food memories is actually refusing to eat the gefilte fish offered to me during the seder meal.
Apr 19, 2016
How To Make the Best Flourless Chocolate CakeRecipes
Everyone should know a flourless chocolate cake by heart. Let us explain why this is the one for you.
Apr 19, 2016
Do Good Kosher for Passover Noodles Exist?Skills
Q: Has anyone found good Kosher for Passover noodles? Years ago Manischewitz had great egg noodles, but now I can’t find anything that doesn’t taste awful. I even tried making some from scratch, which was a total disaster. Sent by try2cope The Gefilteria’s Jeffrey Yoskowitz: I think we need a quick intervention. Why do you want noodles for Passover?
Apr 19, 2016
How To Make Creamy, Crunchy Matzo BreiRecipes
Matzo brei defines the homeyness of Passover.
Apr 18, 2016
What’s the Secret to Perfect Coconut Macaroons?Skills
Q: I work at a Jewish social service agency and would love a recipe for perfect coconut macaroons to bring in as a treat for my coworkers! Sent by mind_grapes The Gefilteria’s Liz Alpern: Wow, you’re an excellent coworker! I hope your colleagues appreciate your efforts. It’s great that you’re getting out of the processed food mania of Passover and doing it yourself. I ditched the packaged versions a few years ago and my family has been infinitely grateful ever since.
Apr 18, 2016
Got a Question About Passover, Lox, or Latkes? Ask The Gefilteria!Skills
The supermarket shelves are lined with matzo, and butchers are stocking up on brisket, which can only mean one thing: Passover is right around the corner. A weeklong celebration of the exodus of the Israelites from Egypt, Passover is notable for things you aren’t allowed to eat (including leavened bread). But that doesn’t mean this isn’t a holiday for food lovers! The nightly feast is full of symbolic (and tasty) dishes.
Apr 8, 2016
Recipe: Vegetarian Matzo Ball SoupRecipes
One of the foods I most long for from my childhood bopping around Jewish delicatessens in New York and Los Angeles is the humble bowl of matzo ball soup: a mountain of tender dumplings surrounded by rich stock and not much else. As a child I would nibble each tender spoonful, carefully whittling down my knaidel (as “matzo ball” is called in Yiddish). I felt comforted and loved, not from my grandmother’s kitchen, but by those fascinating, mostly ancient servers who dished it up.
Dec 9, 2015
Recipe: Rustic Almond-Orange MacaroonsRecipes
French macarons may be all the rage, but don’t dismiss the humble macaroon, which is derived from marzipan — a smooth paste of blanched almonds and sugar that, when mixed with egg white and baked, turns into chewy little gems. And macaroons are a heck of a lot easier to make than a DIY Ladurée project. It wasn’t always so simple. My aunt Hanna once told me a story about the massapan that her mother, my Iraqi grandmother, use to make.
Dec 4, 2015
What Leah Koenig Is Cooking for Passover (and Who’s On Dish Duty)People
This week we shared some good Passover advice from writer and cookbook author Leah Koenig (and don’t forget to check out her brand new book Modern Jewish Cooking, which is inspiring me every which way right now). To close the week, just as Passover is about to begin, we asked Leah: what’s cooking? Here’s her plan for her seders, plus the ingredient that is inspiring her to cook right now.
Apr 3, 2015
8 Smart Helpers for Passover from Trader Joe’s & Independent MakersGroceries
Yesterday, right here at The Kitchn, I wrote about being too tired and burnt out to even think about planning a Seder dinner. Part of the problem lies in that my standards are high. I’m picky. I care about how things look. It’s not easy for me take shortcuts. But I’ve found a few small shortcuts that satisfy my strategy of marrying high and low for a menu (and a table) that’s both easy and gracious.
Apr 3, 2015
This Is the Matzo Brei Breakfast Sandwich You Need for PassoverRecipes
Tonight is the first night of Passover – do you know what you’ll be eating for breakfast this coming week? This matzo brei sandwich filled with eggs, kale, and ricotta will see you through the week. You might not even miss the bagels. Have you ever made matzo brei, or Boomwelloh? This recipe is simple – it includes your matzo, eggs, water, and a little salt and pepper.
Apr 3, 2015
If Passover Is All About Freedom, Why Does It Stress Me Out?Skills
I’ve had Passover fantasies. In these fantasies I’m in my kitchen making homemade gefilte fish with fancy sustainable wild white fish and three different kinds of charoset (Ashkenazi, Yemenite, Venetian), many matzoh balls, brisket like my grandmother’s or maybe lamb shanks, homemade horseradish, a flourless chocolate cake with dark Scharffen Berger chocolate, a walnut cake, and my favorite macaroons from Alice Medrich.
Apr 2, 2015
Gluten-Free Cooking (and Paris) Taught Me All I Need to Know About Baking for PassoverSkills
I learned everything I needed to know about Passover baking at pastry school in Paris. One day in class we baked classic almond financiers and a light bulb went off in my head. I thought that if I substituted potato starch for the small amount of flour in the recipe, I would have a Passover dessert. In another class, we made colorful macarons, a Passover recipe without any substitutions.
Apr 2, 2015
Recipe: Charoset Ice CreamRecipes
Have you heard about the latest Ben & Jerry’s ice cream craze? They created a special Passover charoset ice cream, and it has us all pining to try this newest flavor. The catch is that it’s only sold in Israel! Apparently people have been even calling the Vermont factory, trying to get their hands on a rare, exclusive-to-Israel pint. This was obviously an opportunity. With the Atlantic lying between us, I decided to take on the challenge and make my own recipe.
Apr 2, 2015
Recipe: Chicken Soup with Shallot-Shiitake Matzo BallsRecipes
Around the World in 30 Soups: This month we’re collaborating with chefs, cookbook authors, and our own Kitchn crew to share a globetrotting adventure in soups from countries and cuisines around the world. Today’s stop: Israel. Yes, matzo technically rose out of Egypt (playful pun intended) when the Jews had to flee last-minute and their bread didn’t have time to rise.
Apr 1, 2015
After the Seders: 4 Ways to Enjoy a Whole Week of Passover MealsPeople
Every year people tend to get obsessive over their seder menu planning. And for good reason — Passover rivals Thanksgiving in culinary importance. But with so much attention paid to two seder meals, it is easy to forget that Passover and it’s many food restrictions, last an entire week. That means no sandwiches, no quick pasta dinners, and certainly no takeout pizza. I used to let the prohibitions get me down, but I have learned it is much more effective to stay positive.
Apr 1, 2015
7 Kosher Side Dishes for Your Passover TableRecipes
Side dishes often get short shrift at big meals like Passover — a mere afterthought to the glorious lamb, brisket, or other centerpiece dish on your table. Not this year! Here are 10 fabulous (and kosher!) side dishes that will complement any Passover table, from a simple arugula salad to roasted sweet potato rounds topped with bright green pesto. These sides might just steal the show.
Mar 30, 2015
How I Clean My Kitchen for Passover (and Spring!)Skills
Cleaning the kitchen for Passover is a surprisingly serious business. Observant Jews go to great lengths to rid their kitchens of all chametz (any products made from wheat, oats, barley, spelt, or rye) and make physical and spiritual separations between their year-round kitchens and their Passover kitchens. The first year I attempted the task, I started out strong with heaps of enthusiasm and a fresh pair of yellow rubber gloves to boot.
Mar 30, 2015
Recipe: Matzo Brei with Bananas and PecansRecipes
Matzoh brei is just the comforting, homey dish you want to eat the morning after your Passover Seder. My grandmother would never have added pecans, bananas and maple syrup (she was more of a salt and pepper gal), but I believe she would have surprised herself, raised an eyebrow, and enjoyed this delightful variation. A few months ago, I caught up with a blogger who spoke to me of her grandmother’s matzoh brei, and ever since then, I’ve been hooked.
Mar 29, 2015
A Modern Passover Menu Made with Fresh, Seasonal IngredientsRecipes
When it comes to Passover, too many of us focus on the restrictions, what we can’t eat, the ingredients we can’t use, and all of the stress that comes along with it. Passover cooking does not need to translate to panic cooking! Over the years, with lots of trial and error, I have finally mastered what it takes to put together the perfect Passover meal.
Mar 28, 2015
Recipe: Dark Chocolate Bark with Pistachios, Rose Petals & WalnutsRecipes
I am always looking for a show-stopping dessert that will wow my company, and this recipe does just that. A sheet of silky chocolate bark — sprinkled with crushed bright green pistachios, light pink rose petals, and neutral walnuts — broken by hand or with a wooden mallet. It is beautiful, delicious, and fun to eat. And believe it or not, it’s also really easy to make!
Mar 27, 2015
Recipe: Gingery Roasted Butternut Squash & Sweet PotatoesRecipes
Every time I serve this dish, my guests ask: “What is this?” The softness of the butternut squash and sweet potatoes is contrasted with the sharpness of the ginger, and the combination is truly magical. I like to make it in the morning, and keep it in the oven all day long. Your house will smell so good that you’ll want to make it over again and again. This recipe makes a lot of food, which is great!
Mar 26, 2015
30+ Delicious Recipes for Your Passover TableRecipes
Here's everything you need for your Passover Seder, from the brisket to the matzo ball soup to the very best flourless chocolate cake.
Mar 26, 2015
Recipe: Cinnamon-Hazelnut Pavlova with Coconut CreamRecipes
Once you get the hang of the pavlova technique, making them is really a joy. This dessert is like a work of art, and has all the essentials I think a dessert should have. The glossy meringue shell is crisp and rich, the cream topping is soft and delectable, and the exotic fruit adds the perfect dose of color and flavor. Use your favorite combination of fruit — I have made some suggestions in the recipe below.
Mar 25, 2015
Recipe: Kohlrabi and Cabbage Salad with Maple Lemon DressingRecipes
Yes, I grew up eating kohlrabi, also known as a German turnip. It tastes like a mild version of broccoli and has the texture of an apple. I suppose it was part of my childhood diet because it is available year-round — at the grocery store, even. While my mother prepared it simply — sliced and drizzled with lemon juice — I prefer a slightly more interesting take, paired with cabbage and tossed in a delicious sweet-tart dressing.
Mar 24, 2015
Recipe: Lamb Chops with Pesto CrouteRecipes
This recipe calls for frenched lamb chops, which are chops with the meat cut away from the end of the rib so part of the bone is exposed. Frenching the chop makes it cleaner, and let’s call it fancier — almost like a lamb lollipop, if you will! Your butcher can do this with the quick swipe of a knife; asking him or her to do this makes fast work of this simple-to-prepare dish. Croute simply means “crust” in French. Fancy.
Mar 23, 2015
The Strange History of Manischewitz WineSkills
You probably are familiar with Manischewitz, that syrupy sweet wine. It’s not the most hip stuff, but its story is far more intriguing than you might expect. Modern Farmer has a look at the history of Manischewitz — and the story of how the biggest kosher company in the U.S. got started. Interesting fact right off the bat: the rabbi who started Manischewitz Wines was actually named Dov Behr Abramson (he bought the passport of a dead man to emigrate). Also?
Sep 26, 2014
Last Week I Attended a Passover Seder for the First TimePeople
This past week, an exciting culinary and cultural event happened: I attended my first Passover Seder. With only lackluster common knowledge to inform any expectations, I went into the experience with a bouquet of flowers and at least a zillion questions. At the end, what resulted was surprise and delight at such rich cultural and culinary traditions.
Apr 22, 2014
Recipe: Asparagus & Radishes with MintRecipes
Asparagus and radishes are like the Christmas elves of spring: appearing out of nowhere in festive green and scarlet, letting us know that something very good is on the way. But I don’t find them together in the same dish as often as I would like. They belong together: the mellow sweetness of fresh asparagus tastes so good with the fresh sharpness of radishes. This quick, easy side dish tosses them together with a handful of mint.
Apr 18, 2014
This Egg Has a Surprise Inside: And It’s One of My Favorite Easter TreatsKitchen
Have you ever made surprise eggs? Do you know what they are? I love them so much, I made them two Easters in a row! Take a look at what happens when you crack a surprise egg… See? Candy inside! How did it get in there? (And yes, I know these eggs look different; the photo at the top was from my 2011 Easter dinner, and the one just above is from 2010. I like this project so much I did it two years in a row!
Apr 17, 2014
How To Carve a Bone-in Leg of LambSkills
"Perfect slices every time."
Apr 17, 2014
(Gluten-Free!) Matzo Brei and the Meaning of FamilyRecipes
Since going gluten-free one of the foods I have missed most has been matzo brei. Although I’m not Jewish, this fry-up of matzo and eggs is actually a beloved family dish and one of my favorite comfort foods. So you can imagine how happy I was to find gluten-free matzo this week! If you aren’t familiar with matzo brei, it’s a classic Jewish dish made from broken matzo softened in water or milk, mixed with eggs, and fried in butter, oil, or schmaltz.
Apr 15, 2014
7 Ways to Eat Matzo When You’re Sick of ItRecipes
Do you observe the holiday of Passover? Close your eyes and picture yourself a week from now. You’re staring down yet another box of matzo, wondering how you’ll make it through the next few days. Chances are you’ve eaten your fair share of the salt-free, woefully bland flat bread in various sandwich iterations, and you don’t think you can down another bite of the stuff. Don’t despair — these ideas will help you get your matzo mojo back and power through!
Apr 14, 2014
10 Simple & Flavorful Passover Side DishesRecipes
Passover is almost here — do you know what you’re cooking yet? Most likely, you’ve got the main building blocks set: classics like matzo ball soup, gefilte fish, brisket and roasted chicken. But when it comes to sides, there’s lots of room to mix and match with seasonal vegetables and Passover-friendly starches like potatoes and quinoa. Here are ten delicious, vibrant side dishes to adorn your Passover table.
Apr 10, 2014
A Taste of Pesach from Yeshiva Me’on HatorahPeople
The angle: A collection of classic and modern kosher for Pesach (Passover) recipes Recipes for right now: All of them! Literally! Here are a few that look especially tasty: Potato Kugel-Crusted Schnitzel, Hearty Shredded Veggie Soup, Cabbage-Beef Soup, Seared Tuna with Avocado and Spicy Mayo, Pecan-Crusted Chicken, Onion-Topped French Roast, Spinach Kugelettes, Lemon Mousse Who would enjoy this book?
Apr 9, 2014
Recipe: Medjool Date and Apple CharosetRecipes
To mark the beginning of Passover, we gather for a ritual feast and read the lengthy Hagaddah: the narrative of the Jews exodus from ancient Egypt. With our community of family and friends, we retell the story of the Israelites’ liberation. We recite segments, make blessings, sample from the Seder plate, gulp endless glasses of wine, and cheerfully sing along.
Apr 9, 2014
Chocolate Caramel Matzo BrittleRecipes
While Passover gives us a reason to make this candy-like dessert, really there’s no need to wait. Matzo (or matzoh or matzah), the Jewish unleavened cracker-like bread, is the perfect crunchy, flaky base for a thin coating of buttery caramel and melted chocolate, along with whatever toppings your heart desires. Crispy, flaky matzo covered with brown sugar caramel and bittersweet chocolate — this stuff is so addictive you won’t want to wait for Passover.
Apr 8, 2014
Rye Matzoh and Beyond: 9 Varieties of Matzoh to Suit Every TastePeople
Matzoh, the flat, unleavened bread eaten during the holiday of Passover, is one of the most distinctive Jewish foods. Made from nothing more than flour (typically wheat, but also barley, spelt, rye, or oat) and water, it represents the simple bread the Israelites took with them when they left slavery in Ancient Egypt. When most people think of matzoh, they envision flat, square crackers dotted with fork prick-like perforations. They also tend to think, “boring.
Apr 8, 2014
A Food Lover’s Guide to PassoverSkills
Each spring, Passover arrives on the cusp of spring. Winter’s chill has faded, the days are longer and warmer, and hopeful green buds have started to appear on tree branches. It is the perfect time to celebrate a holiday focused on freedom. Passover, after all, commemorates the Israelites’ Exodus from ancient Egypt, and their transition from a life of slavery to one of freedom.
Apr 7, 2014
How Can I Make Coconut Ice Cream Kosher for Passover?People
Q: I want to make your Coconut Almond Chocolate Chip Ice Cream for the second Passover Seder, but I’m avoiding corn for Passover. Will the consistency suffer without the corn starch? Might it work to use equivalent quantities of coconut cream (skimmed from the top of the can of coconut milk) to help achieve the desired thickness?
Apr 7, 2014
Recipe: Lamb Meatballs with Lemon SauceRecipes
Behold, a bright and sunny main dish that’s perfect for any spring celebration! These tender and flavorful meatballs, napped in a tangy, lemony sauce, are not only delicious, they’re appropriate for a Passover Seder, Easter dinner, or even just tonight’s main course. While Hanukkah and Thanksgiving only coincide once in a blue moon, Passover and Easter often overlap on the spring calendar.
Apr 3, 2014
5 Tips for Setting Up a Better Holiday BuffetPeople
Setting up a buffet table like the one for our Cozy Holiday Potluck might not seem like a part of the gathering that needs a lot of attention. Cover a table with a tablecloth and let guests drop off dishes as they arrive, right?! Even so, I think putting just five minutes of thought into the buffet table will make your life easier and help the whole evening go off without a hitch.
Dec 13, 2013
How To Make Coconut MacaroonsRecipes
As long as you have some shredded coconut in your pantry and a few eggs in your fridge, a batch of sweet macaroons can be yours in less than half an hour.
Mar 26, 2013
Recipe: Twinkling Pear CocktailRecipes
In my quest for the perfect Passover cocktail to share with you for today’s 10-Minute Happy Hour, my first instinct was to phone a friend. Since she converted to Judaism as an adult, I thought she would forgive my ignorance and be able to give me the inside scoop on what a kosher cocktail might look like. Her hard and fast answer was, “We don’t really drink cocktails. We just drink wine and champagne.”  Hmmm, I thought, that’s a start.
Mar 22, 2013
Gluten-Free Dessert Recipe: Olive Oil, Lemon & Sea Salt SundaesRecipes
These days it happens more often than not: you find yourself hosting a dinner party where at least one guest has a dietary restriction. I’ve gotten used to this. I once fed a group of ten actors for a week: one vegan, two vegetarians, one allergic to nuts, one lactose intolerant and one with a wheat allergy, so I know I can usually roll with pretty much any cooking challenge.
Mar 29, 2012
Passover Debate: Is Quinoa Kosher?People
When we posted a Passover recipe for sweet and crunchy quinoa salad last week, we had no idea that quinoa may not actually be kosher. A comment on that post brought it to our attention, and this weekend the New York Times delved more deeply into the fascinating debate surrounding this South American grain and its place on the Passover table.
Apr 18, 2011
Cucumber and Mint Spiced Lamb SaladRecipes
The Hadassah Everyday CookbookThis is a big, beautiful book that is also down-to-earth, and completely accessible. It’s full of recipes that are all kosher. In fact, each recipe has a D, M, or P symbol (for dairy, meat, and pareve) beside it so you can see at a glance its kosher status.The book showcases simple, unfussy, delicious kosher cooking. There are chapters for every meal and course, from Breakfasts and Breads to Mains, Sweets, and Anytime Snacks. Leah has it covered.
Apr 14, 2011
Passover Recipe: Sweet & Crunchy Quinoa Salad with Sweet Potatoes, Pine Nuts and CranberriesRecipes
Passover is coming up (it begins next Monday at sundown) and so we have been looking for good Passover recipes to share this week. Most Passover tables are completely free of grains and bread, of course, but those of you who miss your carbs over this holiday week might be surprised and pleased to hear that quinoa is actually kosher for Passover.
Apr 12, 2011
Rosh Hashanah Desserts from The Kosher BakerRecipes
Quick: close your eyes, and picture your favorite Jewish foods. What do you see? Brisket, latkes, matzoh ball soup, kugel… What, no cakes or tarts? No scones, pies, or brownies? But take heart. Paula Shoyer, a lawyer-turned-pastry chef trained in Europe, recently came out with a new cookbook, The Kosher Baker (Brandeis University Press, 2010), just in time for Rosh Hashanah.
Sep 7, 2010
Leftovers Recipe: Lamb Pitas with Cucumber Mint TzatzikiRecipes
Do you have any lamb left over from Easter dinner? Did you roast a big leg and now have a lot of delicious tender meat sitting in the fridge? Well, we have just the recipe for the leftovers.This recipe has so many good things about it. It includes a recipe for that delicious tangy yogurt sauce that accompanies many Greek and Mediterranean meat dishes, and it also makes good use of leftover meat.
Apr 13, 2009
How to Make Onion-Skin Easter EggsRecipes
It’s Easter egg time at our house. Last year we brought you the story of Huevos Haminados, a Passover tradition of dying eggs with onion skins. This year, I decided to try it with both yellow and red onions, on white and brown eggs. The result was a gentle palate of reds and browns.My favorites were the chocolaty brown eggs that came from dying brown eggs with red skins.This is a great, natural way to make subtly beautiful Easter (or Passover) eggs.
Apr 10, 2009
Try This! Homemade MatzoRecipes
Most commercially-made matzo is about as tasty as the cardboard box it comes in. We imagine that making it ourselves has to be an improvement and we’re curious to give it a try. Has anyone made homemade matzo before?The downside to making matzo at home is that it’s difficult to keep it kosher. Jewish law gives us only 18 minutes from the time the flour is first mixed with water to get the breads cooked.
Apr 8, 2009
Recipe: Windowsill Herb Garden Lamb and PotatoesRecipes
Are you making lamb for Easter or Passover? This traditional meat is very easy to prepare; its rich taste and tender texture almost always come through. It’s certainly easier than the Thanksgiving turkey! We also love how lamb is so right for the spring herbs popping up, and this recipe showcases those fresh herbs and garlic.The thing we like best, though, about this recipe is that it lends itself well to leftovers.
Apr 7, 2009
Recipe: BorschtRecipes
We might lose our foodie card for telling you this, but we don’t really like beets very much. There’s something about their earthy flavor that’s a bit off-putting.BUT, we love borscht. That earthiness is perfect when combined with dill and vinegar in a sweet & sour soup. And you can fine-tune the amounts of ingredients until it’s as beet-y or non-beet-y as you wanna be.
Apr 16, 2008
Passover Cooking: Huevos HaminadosRecipes
These might look like Easter eggs, but actually they’re a traditional treat for Passover. We asked NYC caterer and culinary consultant Sierra Spingarn to share the family recipe for Huevos Haminados.Since observant Jews refrain from doing work on the Sabbath, they employ techniques for slow-cooked foods that can be started Friday afternoon, and still be hot on their table. This year, as Passover begins on Saturday night, these techniques will come in especially handy.
Apr 16, 2008
The Passover Seder Plate and New TraditionsPeople
We’ve already shown you some pretty Seder plates, but we’ve haven’t yet talked about what goes on them. Those who grew up celebrating Passover can probably recite the traditional items in their sleep. But you may not be aware that some Jews are adding and substituting new items to bring additional meaning to their Passover rituals. And, if you’ve never been to a Seder before, you might be lost entirely.
Apr 15, 2008
Recipe Review: Spring Spinach and Herb SoupRecipes
We’ve been searching for recipes that feel light and springlike without relying on out of season vegetables. This vegetarian soup seemed easy and simple; the perfect first course for a spring supper.The recipe from Epicurious combines onion, garlic, a potato, spinach and broth- simple and straightforward enough. But where it gets interesting is the addition of fresh mint and cilantro, and the drizzle of a homemade paprika oil on top.
Apr 11, 2008
Mile High Lemon Meringue CakeRecipes
Hungry and thumbing through the Passover catering catalog from Eli Zabar’s that dropped out of my newspaper recently, I came across this gorgeous photo of their Mile High Lemon Meringue Cake and had an emergency drooling situation on my hands. Normally, I’m not a big meringue person, but this cake is so beautifully executed, it’s hard to recall those early childhood memories of meringue that didn’t do me right. And this is no pie, folks, this is a flourless cake.
Apr 7, 2006
Perfect Deviled Eggs
Perfect Deviled Eggs
Mar 23, 2017
How To Make Coconut Macaroons
How To Make Coconut Macaroons
Dec 13, 2016