Earlier this week, we in the BA web office were ready to start posting our Passover recipes when one Bon Appetit staffer brought up a possible problem--we had apparently broken all sorts of Kosher rules we didn't even know existed.You can burn the stuff, give it away, sell it, or ritually disown it (if you plan far enough in advance), as long as it's out of the house by Passover.This additional restriction comes from the idea that, more often than not, beans and peas and seeds and whatnot go through the same factories and processing facilities as the real chametz and therefore might carry tiny specks of the leaven-able stuff that could ruin the whole seder.Kashrut.com , which we trust because it calls itself "the premier kosher information source on the internet," says that anise, dill, and coriander are all fine, but that you might as well poke around to make sure no stray bits of chametz snuck in. .
What Foods are Kitniyot: A Kitniyot List
The following are considered Kitniyot:.Flaxseed (Linseed).Green Beans.Hemp Seeds.Sesame Seeds.The following are not considered Kitniyot, but may require special checking:.Guar Gum.Locust Bean Gum. .
To Kitniyot or Not to Kitniyot, Passover's New Question
Ashkenazi rabbis decided that eating kitniyot should be prohibited because their similarity to chametz might confuse people.The Rabbinical Assembly (RA), the international association of Conservative rabbis, issued two responsa explaining that it is kosher for Conservative Jews to enjoy kitniyot, from beans to sunflower seeds, for all eight days of Passover.The RA emphasized that they were not insisting that people eat kitniyot, but were offering an explanation as to why it’s OK if they do.“The custom of not eating kitniyot on Pesach was first mentioned in France and Provence in the 13th century,” writes Rabbi David Golinkin, president and rector of the Schechter Institute of Jewish Studies in Jerusalem, in his responsum.The large number of explanations for not eating kitniyot proves that no one knew the real reason.”.“There are many good reasons to do away with this particular custom,” adds the rabbi, who heads the committee on Jewish law of the RA in Israel.It emphasizes the insignificant (legumes) and ignores the significant (chametz from the five kinds of grain).After 31 years of holding seders in our home, I can now contemplate adding rice to my chicken soup.After all, it’s hard to break a habit, or custom, which for many years has been integral, if not inconvenient, to the celebration of Passover.“The only reason to observe this custom,” asserts Rabbi Golinkin, “is the desire to preserve an old custom.” For some, that might be good enough.Finally, my friend Marty adds his two shekels: “Interesting that at one point in time some rabbis thought that coffee beans were kitniyot.The opinions, facts and any media content are presented solely by the author, and JewishBoston assumes no responsibility for them. .
What's Kosher for Passover? - Recipe & Menu Guide
Every year, in March or April time, Jewish households celebrate Passover with their families.Passover is a tradition rooted in history; it’s a celebration to commemorate the exodus of the Israelites from Egypt.This list will help you with some foods that are kosher for Passover and good to have on your menu.Beef, turkey, chicken, fish with scales, duck, or goose.It’s important to note that there are additional foods that are Kosher for Passover depending on whether your family is Ashkenazi or Sepharadic.In addition to this list, if you’re Sephardic, you can eat the foods classed as Kitniyot, as follows*:.For Passover, chametz (foods that incorporate wheat, oats, barley, rye, and spelt) are not allowed.Grains including wheat, barley, spelt, oats and rye.Unflavored seltzer and sparkling water are good, even without any Kosher certification.It can feel really hard to keep kosher for Passover, especially because most people are used to eating out, ordering takeout, or eating prepared food as part of their weekly meals.To help you out, I’m offering some menu inspiration with recipes that I find myself making every year for Passover.Persian tea eggs are a Sephardic Jewish tradition I grew up with.Memories of these slow-simmered Persian tea eggs from childhood bring such joy!Matzo ball soup is a Jewish classic, usually enjoyed during Passover.My grandmother’s recipe, this version has a good amount of cumin, and I absolutely love it!This red wine beef stew uses an entire bottle of red wine, and that magical ingredient both tenderizes the meat and flavors the stew.You can’t go wrong with this one - it’s the most incredibly juicy and tasty roasted chicken.You just place all the ingredients in a pot, marinate the chicken overnight to infuse the flavors, and then this dish is ready with ease.It's easy to make with delicious sweet layers of chocolate-covered matzo and whipped cream, and frozen to make a wonderful treat you'll want to enjoy all year long.It’s a tasty, fluffy alternative to ice cream that takes almost no time to make.One of my favorites - a smooth and decadent Strawberry Matcha Semifreddo that you can make without an ice cream maker.You can’t go wrong with fresh strawberries, matcha powder, eggs, sugar, vanilla extract, and heavy cream.These blistered shishito peppers are the perfect salty bite to satisfy all your junk food cravings, It’s a healthy, plant-based snack, complete with a subtle, salty crunch!It’s also a fun dish to make with kids, they’ll do a great job rolling the eggplants up!This salad is so good, and the vinaigrette is just incredible: the cactus pear juice has an amazing sweet-tart berry taste, often compared to strawberry or raspberry in flavor.I hope this guide helps you create some fun and delicious dishes for Passover.Although Passover will look a bit different this year, it remains a holiday to spend quality time with family and remember our history. .
Passover Recipes: Braised Fennel with Apricots and Figs
This Braised Fennel with Apricots and figs brings a nice combination of sweet and savory deliciousness.A really successful Vegan and Gluten Free Passover recipe that you can enjoy all year round!Fennel is one of those vegetables that people either love or absolutely hate, mostly because of its strong licorice taste.That strong, licorice taste almost disappears, and all you're left with is a sweet flavor and slightly buttery texture. .
Blush orange, fennel and olive salad
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