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Our 10 Very Favorite Recipes For Passover

Recipes for kugel, brisket, matzo, soup and more!
Mar 24, 2013 4:31 pm

Time to get prepping for tomorrow's Passover dinner! We've rounded up our favorite Passover recipes, including gems from Jonathan Waxman, Ivy Stark and Micah Wexler, to make the prize at the end of the schpiel so much sweeter.

Mexican Matzo Ball Soup Recipe

Go south of the border for Passover this year
Mar 20, 2013 3:01 pm

We're big proponents of not fixing that which ain't broke, especially when it comes to cooking for the Jewish holidays. Grandmas and aunts can get a little wild if you tweak a classic recipe the wrong way. Thankfully, Chef Ivy Stark of Dos Caminos modified matzo ball soup, the Passover staple, in a way that's so, so right.

Our Favorite Passover Recipes

Passover recipes guaranteed to shorten any Seder
Apr 7, 2012 2:01 pm
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We discovered last night that Passover food, like Chef Micah Wexler says, is perfectly cravable all year round. For those of you who skipped the Seder last night (we wonder about those plagues too — lice, really?) we recommend you try your hand at some of the excellent dishes essential to the Passover experience.

How To Make Matzo Balls

Veselka's perfect matzo ball recipe, revealed
Apr 3, 2012 11:01 am
matzo ball soup
Photo: Gabi Porter

As with any food that comes in both homemade and boxed mix versions, matzo balls are best made from scratch. Just imagine how much prouder you'll be of your impressive, light-as-air matzo balls this Passover, or anytime you want to impress that certain someone's Bubbie.

Jewish Delis Have Really Awesome Soup

Soup your Bubbie would be proud to call her own
Sep 28, 2011 11:01 am
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Photo: WordRidden on Flickr

My first thought when I wake up on a Jewish holiday is not "Wow, another Jewish year come and gone," or "Hey, let me ponder the significance of this auspicious day," but rather, "I wonder what kind of soup Aunt Mindy is making and how early will I get to leave work to go eat it?"

My most urgent thought when I set foot in a Jewish deli is not...

Basic Matzo Ball Recipe

A secret matzo ball soup recipe is not so secret
Apr 18, 2011 3:58 pm
Photo: Sleepyneko on Flickr

GM Nate was nice enough to offer to share his family matzo ball soup recipe, but when he asked his mom for it he was surprised to hear that her secret family recipe actually came from a cookbook. We took what she adapted from the 1949 cookbook Jewish Cookery by Leah W. Leonard, and made it Food Republic-friendly. Feel free to use this as a start and put your own spin...

Checking In With New York City's Matzo Ballers

Two chefs are freeing matzo from mediocrity
Feb 19, 2011 6:53 pm
Matzo Ball Soup
Photo: William Shear Photography

Matzo ball soup is a dish most often relegated to being served during Jewish holidays or an annual trip to New York's Carnegie Deli with the grandparents. Probably the main reason for this is that most restaurants treat matzo ball soup like an afterthought, or worse. Watery broth, poorly seasoned balls, and oddly...

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