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Posted November 7, 2013
This has been my go-to cookbook for the holiday since I found it
This has been my go-to cookbook for the holiday since I found it on the bookstore shelf over 20 years ago. It has transformed my holiday table. No more over- cooked turkey (it was convenient but it wasn't edible). No more tasteless stuffing. No more boring potato dishes. We have a succulent tagine of chicken, redolent of ginger, cinnamon and lemon (it simmers on the stove-top until served) and farfel kugels that are light and flavorful--two different kinds, no less--plus a carrot-apple kugel. Artichokes have replaced those limp string-beans and soggy mush that was broccoli when I took it from the fridge. I still do the tradition dishes that my family expects -- matzoh ball soup, brisket and gefilte fish--but have added these wonderful new dishes to our festival table.--and I only serve them for Passover! Only downside is that I picked all the labor intensive, last minute recipes that have me in and out of the kitchen--but who cares! I won't eliminate a single one of them. Everyone wants an invitation to our Seder table! What recipes I don't use for the Seder table, I use for mid-week meals--mina de Pesah for the chicken leftovers, megina with ground meat, parsely and dill.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
I even gave this cook- book along with the gift of a seder plate -- and didn't realize until the honoree pointed it out that we had given them the same seder as on the cover of the book.