PASSOVER: New Kosher-For-Passover Foods
The Jewish holiday of Passover begins Monday evening, the 18th of April, and continues for seven days. It commemorates the liberation of the Israelites from enslavement in Egypt, which many scholars agree took place in 1476 BCE. Moses led his people to Canaan, and God parted the Red Sea so the Israelites could escape from the pursuing Egyptian army. Here’s more about Passover.
Observers of Passover must avoid a variety of foods for the duration of the holiday: grains (wheat, rye, barley, oats and spelt) and fermented products such as alcohol, among other things. Any permitted food, from milk and cheese to matzoh, must be certified kosher for Passover.
These rules can leave one scrambling for ingredients and enough products to keep things interesting for seven days.
This year, The Manischewitz Company has introduced more than 25 products to expand the possibilities. There’s Buttery Spray for baking and stove top pans. There are tasty macaroon pie shells in coconut and chocolate, making it easy to whip up a pie—think banana cream, chocolate silk or key lime.
A small sample of Manischewitz’s new products
for Passover. Photo by River Soma |
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You can make kosher-for-Passover cupcakes with the Magic Max Cupcake Fun Kit, nibble on Chocolate Covered Biscotti (not hard and crunchy like the conventional kind, but a fine nibble nevertheless), start the day with Honey Almond Crunch cereal and Brown Sugar Hot Cereal and end the day with chocolates, from Chocolate Covered Cherries to Mint Creme Candies.
See all of the products at Manischewitz.com.