FOOD FUN: Passover Matzoh

[1] Chopped chicken liver on matzoh: a classic. Here’s the recipe from Williams-Sonoma. [2] A deconstructed version from Chef Alex Guarnashelli at Butter restaurant. [3] Mr. Alpenglow created his recipe, inspired by Guarnashelli’s. Here’s the recipe.   When is a piece of matzoh with chopped chicken liver (photo #1) greater than the sum of its…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Make Old Fashioned Sponge (Honeycomb) Candy, Anytime & For Passover

Our colleague Hannah Kaminsky of Bittersweet Blog wondered about the old-fashioned confection variously known as: Angel food candy (Wisconsin) Cinder toffee (Canada and U.K.) Dalgona (South Korea) Fairy food candy (Chicago, Wisconsin) Hokey pokey (New Zealand) Honeycomb candy (Australia, South Africa, U.K.) Honeycomb toffee (Australia) Karumeyaki (Japan) Old fashioned puff (Massachusetts) Puff candy (Scotland) Sea…
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PRODUCT: Easy Coconut Macaroon Mix For Passover

Macaroons are a delicious cookie year-round. The originals were invented by Italian monks from ground almonds. The name derives from the Italian maccherone. Italian Jews adopted the cookie for eight-day observation of Passover, because it was free of restricted ingredients like flour and leavening. The macaroon was introduced to other European Jews and became popular…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Jewish Chicken & Matzoh Ball Soup Soup

In the 1970s, one of the most beloved subway advertising campaigns in New York City was, “You don’t have to be Jewish to love Levy’s real Jewish rye.” Each poster or print ad in the campaign featured African-Americans, Asians, choir boys Irish cops, Italian grandmothers and WASPs, enjoying a slice of the rye bread (see…
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RECIPE: Chicken Liver Crostini…Or Maybe Foie Gras

[1] This recipe from Emiko Davies at Honest Cooking is popular in Tuscany (it also contains mushrooms). [2] Food Network adds a garnish of chopped hard-boiled egg and sliced radishes (recipe). Other colored vegetables also work, from asparagus and coronations to grape tomatoes. [3] A torchon of foie gras with toasted baguette (photo courtesy Elle…
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