Food Spring 2013

Welcoming Elijah: First Lady Michelle Obama lights candles to begin last year?s White House Seder. She and her husband will host another Seder this year on Monday night.

How Is the White House Seder Different From All Others?

The Obamas’ Seder is a little different from others — it includes a reading from the Emancipation Proclamation. And, of course, the Secret Service knows where the afikomen is hidden.

Tamar Adler's Fried Jewish Artichokes

Seduced by the Italian dish, carciofi a la giudía or Jewish artichokes, Tamar Adler set out with 60 artichokes and vats of oil before a Seder. But little went as planned.

Ooh La La: Pastry chef Francois Payard creates French-inspired Passover desserts like these Petit Fours.The box is a collection of almond cookies and flavors include cherry, chocolate chip, slivered almond, candied orange and powdered sugar.

The Great (Passover) Dessert Challenge

As the holiday approaches, chefs around the country face one of their biggest challenges: Passover desserts. Luckily, their sweet treats don’t disappoint. Try their recipes!

The Curious History of Kosher Salt

Kosher salt is one of the most ubiquitous ingredients in the cooking world — but it’s also one of the most misunderstood. We break down its curious history.

Out of the Kitchen: ?Top Chef? judge Gail Simmons, like many other food celebrities, has struggled with criticism of her body.

Navigating Curves in the Era of Food TV

The food world is having its beauty moment. So how do the Jewish women of food TV navigate the crawl space between celebrity, food and relentless beauty standards?