Cooking is a creative outlet for me— as much about developing beautiful flavors, aromas, colors and textures as about getting dinner on the table. While I know it’s not like that for everyone, it seems to me that there’s a strong connection between art and food in general. Certainly many of my friends who are in the arts are also passionate and talented home cooks.
Passover ends at sundown this Saturday, which means the feasting on chametz is almost upon us. Which is why we decided to put together a list of delicious yeasty bagels for you to potentially stuff your face with once the chametz ban is over.
Reuters — Every year, for the first few days of Passover, matzo seems somehow so new. A fat shmear of Temp-Tee ultra-whipped cream cheese and a tart and fruity jelly on top. Or soaked and fried into a matzo brei, crunchy with sugar and cinnamon. These are the foods of memory to me.
What’s so special about matzo? After all, it’s nothing more than flour and water baked to a cracker-like thinness. Not especially digestible either, especially after eating it as the default bread for the entire week of Passover when chametz (leavened or risen bread and leavened products) are forbidden.
Matzo Brei (rhymes with “fry”), literally fried matzo, is the most beloved of Passover week traditions, the centerpiece of a simple brunch or breakfast: softened matzo, usually with egg beaten into it, fried in hot fat.