Of all the Jewish holidays, Passover was the one my mother really owned. It gave her the perfect excuse to commit entirely to two of her most beloved occupations: cooking elaborate dishes and…listening to Beethoven, preferably simultaneously and definitely the violin concerto. In my memory she cooked for two weeks in advance of the seders, for over 20 guests on each of the two nights. While my grandmother set me and my sisters to work polishing the silver and the cleaning lady labored mightily, heaving the vacuum… >> Read More
In many ways, I’m the last person who should be writing an article about cooking for Passover. My family went on a Passover cruise the year I turned 12, and after experiencing what it was like to…opt out of cleaning and cooking, my parents never looked back. So I’ve never really cooked for Passover. Don’t hate me for that, though, because I cook Passover food every day. My husband and I adhere to a Paleo diet, which means that we don’t eat any grains, legumes, soy, dairy or refined sugar. We… >> Read More
This Passover, I’m in charge of the brisket.
In our family, briskets are served steaming with a large measure of pride and a pinch of vanity.
In my house growing up, holidays meant eating in…the dining room on the large chairs with rose velvet cushions, and using our fancy china with tiny pink flowers. And despite the fact that my father always bought my mother a gigantic bouquet of flowers on the eve of a holiday, the brisket was the real centerpiece of our dining room table. >> Read More
There are those who believe chicken nuggets are just for kids. I feel sorry for those people, because they obviously never tried this recipe. Crispy on the outside, soft and juicy on the inside,…these battered chicken nuggets are truly the highlight of any Passover meal. I dress up these chicken nuggets all the time, by adding spices to the batter and serve them up with a delicious assortment of dipping sauces, that kids and adults all go crazy for. This recipe is from my Aunt Rachel, who patiently… >> Read More
Cinnamon & Almonds that melt in your mouth, is exactly what this recipe is. Reminiscent of a Moroccan cookie that my grandmother was famous for, I tweaked it for Passover and called it a…“donut” hole. My 4 year old daughter cant get enough of these, and by the many smears of confectioners sugar that are usually all over her clothes and face on Passover, I know her hands were once again in the cookie jar. I really cant blame her, these cookies should come with a warning label,… >> Read More