Haroset Cake with Zabaglione SauceThe Passover meal, or Seder, is both a joyous and solemn occasion and the food evokes many memories for Jews the world over. I attended my first seder just last year. I love learning about different religious traditions, particularly those that involve great food, and was thrilled to get an invitation from my neighbor.
Her large country kitchen was packed with folks of all ages, and we all gathered at three long tables for the meal. I enjoyed several bowls of perhaps the most delicious matzo ball soup ever. (Her secret is seltzer in the matzo ball mixture).
Make your special meal light and healthful with EatingWell's Passover recipes. Whether you choose to serve a traditional brisket or go a more contemporary route with Salmon Cakes, a light hand with fat and salt and a deft touch with seasonings keeps your meal flavorful and satisfying. Serve seasonal and easy side dishes, such as Endive & Watercress Salad or simple Roasted Asparagus. And for dessert, a Flourless Sponge Cake speaks to tradition, while a delicious Haroset Cake with Zabaglione Sauce gives the meal a more exotic finale.
The Passover meal is full of symbolic foods-bitter herbs, unleavened bread, cups of wine-used to enliven the narration of the ceremony. As Jewish cooking authority Jayne Cohen has written, "Because most of these foods are consumed, we actually taste the experience and ensure it will become a part of us." These dishes will help make your Seder a memorable gathering for family and friends this Passover.
By Carolyn Malcoun
When associate editor Carolyn Malcoun came to Vermont to attend New England Culinary Institute, she knew she didn't want to work in a restaurant but knew that she wanted to do something in the food industry. Luckily she discovered EatingWell, where she's able to combine her love of food and writing.
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