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I owe my family a batch of macaroons. My son Teddy and his friend Halle were hovering in the kitchen when I took these beauties out of the oven, scarfing the leftover chocolate chips and giggling conspiratorially, as they always do when they’re together.
There is a sad truth about Passover: Its dessert always falls short. Hanukkah has donuts, Purim has hamantaschen and Rosh Hashanah has honey cake. Poor Passover has no signature sweet.
Passover, maybe more than any other Jewish holiday, calls on us to individualize our holiday experience — we are celebrating our freedom from slavery. Despite having seemingly endless restrictions and laws, there’s still ample room for personal interpretations. For some families this comes in the form of using props to explain or playfully re-enact the 10 plagues, for others it’s selecting a Haggadah that fits their politics or religious beliefs. For me and other passionate cooks, nothing compares to the opportunity to express my thoughts about the holiday through food. The Seder provides the ultimate opportunity to engage with a narrative through the dinner plate.
More and more, young Jews and families are creating their own Passover traditions in restaurants. Joan Nathan reports for the New York Times.