Passover is not only the most tradition-infused of the Jewish holidays, it’s the one most tied to food. The seder itself uses the foods on the seder plate to guide the discussion and, for many Jewish families, the meal that follows can be as set in stone as the matzo, bitter herb, roasted egg, shank bone and haroset. But every tradition can use a little tweak. Perhaps you’re up for a slightly different pot roast this year, or maybe you want to chuck your usual menu for a whole new meal. Here are some ideas to get your started.
Chocolate-toffee matzoh bark is one of the dessert suggestions for Passover from Sag Harbor resident Lauren Chattman. (March 21, 2011) (Credit: Doug Young)