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  • As Passover approaches, longtime OU kosher supervisor sounds alarm on Manischewitz

    By Jared Sichel

    April 21, 2016 | 9:30 pm

    Three days before the beginning of Passover, Rabbi Yaakov Horowitz, a veteran mashgiach (kosher supervisor) for the Orthodox Union (OU), filed a lawsuit against Manischewitz and the OU, saying he can no longer stand behind the kosher status of the Manischewitz products he has...

  • SPRING MATZO KUGEL WITH ARTICHOKES AND PEAS

    By Elana Horwich

    April 20, 2016 | 8:32 am

    Within a twelve hour window, I received two emails asking me for a recipe for a Mushroom Matzah Kugel. I had never heard of such a thing, but once I committed to developing a recipe for it (you can get the yumminess here), I couldn’t NOT make one from more seasonal veggies that...

  • 5 quick, tasty and kosher ways to use leftover matzo

    April 18, 2016 | 2:26 pm

    If you celebrate Passover, you're familiar with this scene: The closing prayers are sung, the last bite of seder brisket is a distant memory, and here you are facing the holiday's inevitable final ritual: [aside] piles of leftover matzo. This unleavened Passover staple never fails...

  • SPRING MATZO KUGEL WITH ARTICHOKES AND PEAS

    By Elana Horwich

    April 18, 2016 | 12:42 pm

    Within a twelve hour window, I received two emails asking me for a recipe for a Mushroom Matzah Kugel. I had never heard of such a thing, but once I committed to developing a recipe for it (you can get the yumminess here), I couldn’t NOT make one from more seasonal veggies that...

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  • Mushroom Matzo Kugel

    By Elana Horwich

    April 18, 2016 | 12:31 pm

    Within a twelve hour window, I received two emails asking me for a recipe for a Mushroom Matzah Kugel. To be honest, I had never heard of such a thing. But what are the odds that two people sought me out, one a family friend and one a loyal blog follower in Brooklyn, looking for...

  • The Joy of Matzah

    By Ilana Angel

    March 29, 2016 | 9:31 pm

    Today is March 29th and I just bought my first box of matzah. Passover begins on Friday, April 22nd.  A little early to be sure, but when I told my son I was stopping by the market, he asked if I could bring some home. I smiled when he asked me, only to then be surprised by his...

  • Meal and a Spiel’s Passover Recipe Bible

    By Elana Horwich

    April 1, 2015 | 9:00 am

    I remember the agony of sitting through Passover seders as a child.

    I learned the suffering of the Jewish People through the intense and seemingly infinite boredom of these evenings. And on top of all that, when we finally did get to the meal, the food was never that good.

    ...
  • Are Gluten-Free Matzo Balls a Thing? Yes they are!! [Recipe]

    By Elana Horwich

    December 16, 2014 | 5:20 pm

    I will first address those of you who are sick of hearing about everything being gluten free:

    I know you think the rising hype of a “no gluten diet” that has taken our country by storm is some sort of psychological weakness emblematic of a consumer society that is easily seduced...

  • Passover Favorites [Recipes]

    By Elana Horwich

    April 9, 2014 | 9:00 am

    Look no further. All the recipes you need for Passover.

    The Best Brisket Ever. with potatoes It really is the best brisket ever. Cooked in red wine and tomatoes with rosemary, it tastes like Italy but feels like Shabbat. Start a day in advance. And read the spiel of the recipe…it...

  • From Alsatian town, France’s oldest matzah-maker sells to the world

    April 8, 2014 | 8:46 am

    For most Jews, matzah season comes once a year. But for Jean-Claude Neymann, matzah, or “pain azyme” in French, is a defining family tradition.

    Neymann runs the oldest matzah bakery in France, located in the town of Wasselonne near the German border. The family company,...

  • Bibi’s matzo trashed?

    April 3, 2014 | 3:44 pm

    Was Benjamin Netanyahu’s handcrafted shmura matzah thrown out after he so publicly rolled it, patted it and put it in the oven this week?

    That’s what several Israeli media outlets are claiming, with some speculating that the Kfar Chabad matzah bakery that hosted the prime...

  • Chick-Sa Soup and Matzo Balls [Recipe]

    By Elana Horwich

    March 21, 2013 | 12:23 pm

    The Matzo Ball

    Put a little schmaltz in your balls.

    Those unschooled in Yiddish might suspect that I am suggesting you add a little fire to your life, a spring in your step, a little chutzpah to your decisions. Yes, that too. However, schmaltz is the yiddish word for chicken...

  • Matzah: Simple cracker, detailed story

    March 21, 2013 | 3:36 am

    The matzah aisle in any local kosher supermarket — even some nonkosher ones — is increasingly more likely to resemble a cereal aisle with its myriad options rather than the modesty and simplicity that is matzah itself. 

    A recent visit to Glatt Mart, one of Pico Boulevard’s two...

  • Happy Passover, Happy Easter, Happy Faith

    By Ilana Angel

    April 6, 2012 | 9:47 am

    This weekend marks an important time for people of many faiths.  It is Passover and also Good Friday and Easter Sunday.  I am someone whose life is made easier with faith.  I’m also one that does not judge people based on faith.  The way I see it, faith allows us to lean on...

  • Blood Libel 2012: Syrian Opposition member says Jews want Syrian blood for making matzo

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    March 29, 2012 | 10:56 am

    Syrian Opposition member Osama Al-Mallouhi blames Israel for helping Syrian President Bashar al-Assad keep his stranglehold on power, despite more than a year of bloody protests and oppressive crackdowns. Why would Israel want to see the streets run with Syrian blood? Al-Mallouhi...

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