Passover Seder 2011 will start on Tuesday the 19th of April and will continue for 7 days until Monday, the 25th of April. The Passover Seder is by definition the Jewish ritual feast that marks the exact beginning of the Jewish Holiday of Passover. The Seder ritual usually preformed in someones home and you read in the evening from the Haggadah which contains special blessings and rituals. Some of the traditional Seder customs drinking from four cups of wine, eating matza and other symbolic foods that are placed on a seder plate. Seder is a special occasion and usually it is a time that your best china and table settings are used as well as everyone dresses nicely for the event. Passover Seder is about family and passing down traditions and sharing great food. It is always important to stock up in advance if you can with kosher juice, kosher wine, parsley, Lamb, ingredients for Charoset (chopped nuts, apples, spices, and wine), and matzoh.
Now that we have covered a little of the history of Passover – on to the menu ! Here are some of our favorite sites for Passover 2011
- 17 Passover recipes from the L.A. Times Test Kitchen = “Tradition reigns at the Passover dinner table — but that still leaves plenty of room to get creative with your Passover recipes.”
- All Recipes.com Seder menu ideas
- About.com has an entire section on Kosher Seder meals
- Epicurious.com An Elegant Passover Menu
- Williams and Sonoma Passover Seder Menu designed by two different Chefs. “created by chef and cookbook author Diane Rossen Worthington, retains the symbolic nature of the meal while adding a few new twists.”