Passover is to the Jews what Lent is to Catholics: a time of ritual, of family, a time of faith.
And a time when you have to stop eating some of your favorite foods.
For Catholics, it’s no meat on Fridays. Not so bad, really. Adults usually enjoy fish, anything from broiled salmon to Tuna Wiggle. Kids can always get by on pizza, or mac and cheese. For the more imaginative, a cheese soufflé, spinach lasagna, or Thai stir-fry are options.
But for the Jews, the eschewed foods are flour and leavening. Which means baking, as we know it, is pretty much out the window. read the rest of this entry »