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  • A reminder: Don’t pass over the post-seder meals

    by Helen Nash, JTA

    1 week ago

    Planning Passover meals is always a wonderful challenge. For the seders, most of us focus on traditional family recipes because they are tried and proven, and because everyone likes them (and often asks for these favorites dishes).

    But what about the remaining six days of meals?...

  • Evan Kleiman revisits her Passover traditions

    Jessica Ritz

    2 weeks ago

    In an environment that’s all too familiar with short-lived businesses and perpetual change, the sound of a collective, disappointed sigh spread through Los Angeles in January 2012 when restaurateur and chef Evan Kleiman announced she was closing Angeli Caffe after more than 27...

  • Infusing roasted meats with Mediterranean flair

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    2 weeks ago

    On a recent Monday afternoon, chef Todd Aarons was mixing ground rib-eye beef that he had aged as much as 28 days in his custom aging box at 26 Restaurant, Aarons’ high-end kosher meat restaurant in Pico-Robertson. Pastrami was in the smoker, and a pastry chef was lighting the...

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  • Cooking with wine for Passover

    By Judy Zeidler

    2 weeks ago

    Wine is an important part of the observance of Passover — at least four cups are poured during the seder service. I’m sure we all have noticed how our wine tastes have changed since childhood, when only the sweet, syrupy wines were available.

    But these days, our family and...

  • Passover: The season of freedom and chocolate

    By Rabbi Debbie Prinz

    2 weeks ago

    Passover’s causes have always included freedom, peoplehood and monotheism, and Passover’s chocolate layers new concerns onto these age-old themes. 

    In the mid-20th century, Bartons Candy bundled kosher-for-Passover treats such as chocolate matzah, matzah balls, and Almond Kisses...

  • Save the self-pity, choices abound for Passover meals

    by Helen Nash, JTA

    March 26, 2013 | 11:44 am

    For the many who feel overwhelmed by Passover because of the demands of cooking without leaven, a word or two: That should not be an obstacle.

    After all, on this most celebrated of Jewish holidays, we are allowed to eat fish, meat, poultry, eggs, nuts, fruits, most vegetables and...

  • The story of Passover Coca-Cola

    by Jared Sichel, Staff Writer

    March 21, 2013 | 3:57 am

    It contains pure cane sugar, is chametz-free, may taste better than the year-round beverage — and is effectively off-limits in the state of California.

    While the story of kosher for Passover Coca-Cola may not be as riveting as God unleashing swarms of locust on the Egyptians or...

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