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I like to think of haroses as Jewish cranberry sauce. If you've ever been to a seder (a traditional Passover meal) I know you've had haroses the same way I know that you had cranberry sauce if you've been to a Thanksgiving din ... More >>
Editor's Note: Last week, a well-known Phoenix bakery put out a press release advertising some admittedly tempting Passover desserts, with a curious sales pitch: "Passover is around the corner (starting sundown April 6) and those who love sweets are already thinking of what to serve besides their gr ... More >>
Welcome to our new(ish) column, "Ask the Pastry Chef," by Amy Morris, a pastry sous chef at J&G Steakhouse. Have a question for Amy? Leave it in the comments section.
Do you have a good Coconut Macaroon recipe for Passover?
Coconut macaroons are known for two things: First, they make a great Passo ... More >>
Let my people go -- to a restaurant.With several pounds of brisket in the fridge and a kitchen table loaded with horseradish, apples, matzo, matzo ball soup mix and every bottle of kosher wine my Safeway had left, I'm pretty sure that the only thing I'm not making for Passove ... More >>
house made matzo
The best matzo we've ever tasted is handmade shmura matzo. We were introduced to it by a friend who orders a shipment from New York each Passover. Comparing it to industrialized matzo from the grocery is like comparing a fresh baked artisan loaf to Wonder bre ... More >>
Hipstamatic brisket. It looks better in person. I must not be the only one making brisket for the first time this week. (Trial run for Passover.)A tweet from the United States Department of Agriculture's safety unit just caught my eye -- it links to a handy guide to everything you forgot to ask a ... More >>
Betty made our paleta dream come true.I got cranky a few months ago, and I made a list. A list of food-related things Phoenix needs. I just looked back on that list, and am delighted to report that we've now got two out of five. Not bad.
OK, so we got that fancy-schmancy bowling alle ... More >>
The Seder Table: There's matzoh under that cryptic cover.
The Passover seder -- simply put, a Jewish ceremony commemorating the Israelites' exodus from Egypt -- is all about suffering. There's a lot of talk of plagues like boils and lice, you eat bitter herbs and, traditionally, the ... More >>
Passover, or Pesach, is the Jewish festival commemorating the emancipation of Israelite slaves in Egypt. As with most holidays, there's a special place for food within the celebration. Whether you're looking for a place to dine out this Passover or want to host a family dinner this year but can't co ... More >>