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Recipes to please the crowd and de-stress the chef

by Jamie Geller, JTA

April 4, 2012 | 12:23 pm

Salmon Cakes With Tropical Fruit Salsa. Photo courtesy of Joy of Kosher With Jamie Geller

Passover may be the mother of all kitchen yontifs — but stay cool, and don’t stress. Here are some of my favorite recipes from last Passover that you will love this Passover and all... read full article

  • My family’s Karaite-style Passover

    by Brenda Gazzar, Contributing Writer

    April 4, 2012 | 10:43 am

    Never mind the gefilte fish and brisket, the mass-produced, cardboard-like matzah and the kosher-for-Passover wine. Instead, Passover seder at my parents’ Karaite Jewish home includes a mouth-watering menu of barbecued lamb chops, crisp homemade matzah, sweet raisin juice and chewy...

  • How not to feel like a matzah ball on Passover

    by Elisa Spungen Bildner, JTA

    April 2, 2012 | 3:27 pm

    It’s April and steel shopping carts clang and collide like bumper cars in the kosher-for-Passover aisle of my local supermarket. Even in this mob I find soul mates, shoppers who share my angst about eating many of the hechshered-for-the-holiday packaged foods. Foods made with what...

  • Looking for chametz in car, coat and computer

    by Edmon J. Rodman

    March 29, 2012 | 5:02 pm

    Who are the chametz seekers, those dutiful service technicians who in preparation for Passover, and for a fee, help us search and destroy the hidden, unexpected unleaven in our lives?

    Yes, for some, it’s not nearly enough to change over the dishes, scrub the kitchen, vacuum the...

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  • Following the carp — the fish in gefilte — from lake to plate

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    March 29, 2012 | 3:51 pm

    Big fish, cheap fish; sport fish, gefilte fish.

    With apologies to Dr. Seuss, that’s a decent summary of the situation for carp today.

    The fish has its share of devoted fans — some like it dead on a plate, others prefer it alive and tugging on a hook — nevertheless, by and...

  • Position yourself for Passover’s traditions

    By Judy Zeidler

    March 29, 2012 | 3:01 pm

    After many years of reciting the Passover story around our dining room table, we made a major change. My family decided to re-create the seders held long ago. According to the haggadah, when people live in freedom, they can eat in a reclining or relaxed manner.

    We asked our guests...

  • Michal Ansky celebrates spring’s bounty on Passover

    By Rob Eshman

    April 5, 2011 | 6:31 pm

    Here’s the first thing you notice about Michal Ansky: She’s beautiful. Tall, with long black hair and a strong, lean Israeli build. In the lobby of the Ritz-Carlton Marina del Rey, where we meet, people do double takes. She’s not quite famous here yet, though Fox TV selected...

  • More cluck for your passover buck

    By Judy Zeidler

    April 5, 2011 | 6:16 pm

    I have always enjoyed researching and developing new dishes to serve during Passover, but have you ever heard of Mock Gefilte Fish? Because everyone loves chicken, I am constantly looking for new and different chicken dishes to prepare, and I find that each recipe has a story all its...

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