As Passover nears, it is time to give thought to the meals we are going to prepare for the holiday (for those who celebrate). Since it begins Monday night, we thought we should give you a little history to help you understand more of what this holiday represents.
Passover is an eight day festival commemorating the emancipation of the Israelites from slavery in ancient Egypt. They escaped so quickly from their bonds that the bread they baked as provisions did not have time to rise. Thus, we do not eat leavened bread during this holiday. In other words, no food or drink that contains any wheat, barley, rye or oats.
So what CAN we eat? Aside from the traditional Matzah (flat, unleavened bread), bitter herbs (to commemorate the bitter slavery that was endured), wine or grape juice (to celebrate the Israelites’ newfound freedom), a mixture of apples, nuts and wine (called charoset, which resembles the mortar and brick made by the Jews while enslaved by the Pharaoh), and hard boiled eggs (which represent the holiday offering brought in the days of the Holy Temple), what is left to eat?
As chefs, we know you love to challenge yourself and come up with new, creative dishes. But for this holiday, which can be quite a challenge to cook for, we thought you might like a little help! Check out our list of Passover-Kosher recipes below, and let us know if we missed anything!
Slow Roasted Brisket (May not be too creative, but it’s just SO GOOD!)
Come back next time for even more recipes and dish ideas, from ChefUniforms.com!