Passover Stories and Recipes

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Matzoh crackers are eaten during Passover especially

Passover is the Jewish holiday that celebrates the exodus of the Jews from Egypt.  A Seder is performed on the first two nights of Passover where families and friends join together to recall the suffering the Jews have experienced over the last several thousand years.  The exodus is retold through readings from the Haggadah, and with symbolic foods such as the bitter herbs that recall the enslavement in Egypt and  Haroset, which is a mixture of dried fruits and nuts, which symbolizes the mortar Jews used to build.

During the 8 days of Passover, no leavened breads or even grainy vegetables are allowed to be eaten.  Matzoh, which is unleavened and therefore allowed, reminds us of how the Jews had no time to prepare traditional bread requiring the normal time to rise, because they were rushing to escape persecution. 

A traditional meal that may be served on Passover could include:

Quick Chick Matzoh Ball Soup (Chicken Soup with Matzoh Balls)

Oven Roasted Spicy Potatoes and Glazed Carrots

Cornish Game Hens with Citrus Roasted Vegetables (minus the baguette!)

Brisket-Rach's version

Brisket-from kosher Café Osher

Spicy Sweet Potato Pancakes

Haroset

Roman Jewish Ghetto Artichokes

Veggie Matzoh Fritters

serve it with Romesco Sauce

Chocolate-Caramel Covered Matzoh

Coconut Chocolate Macaroons from renowned chocolatier, David Lebovitz