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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.
Alternative Passover haggadahs seem to multiply every year, but there’s only one that asks “Was the Burning Bush a burning bowl?” and “Were the High Priests high?”
If you are counting the days to Passover, perhaps you have also started hunting for nostalgia-laced Barton’s Almond Kisses. You may look forward to chewing them slowly to squeeze out the sugary, chocolate nuttiness. Save the iconic tin to store your leftover macaroons and matzo brickle. Think back, if you are of a certain age, to your visits to local Barton’s stores to select your favorite bon bon amidst the mid-century décor.
The Kosherica program at Atlantis Paradise Island is one of the many Passover getaways attracting families this year.
This is an occasional column in which the writer evaluates a new cookbook by making some of its recipes, sharing the dishes with friends and asking her guests what they think of the results. She recently cooked her way through “The New Mediterranean Jewish Table: Old World Recipes for the Modern Home” by Joyce Goldstein (U.C. Press).