Tuesday, April 07, 2009

For Passover Maybe You Should Fuss (Well, at Least a Little)

I've been planning a guide to Passover planning and cooking. The first Seder (or home-base service and ritual meal) is Wednesday night, April 8. A repeat performance is the next night. (My big "public" seder is the second night. Right now we have about 28 people attending, but the number kind of ebbs and flows.)

I thought I would write about how to have a fuss-free Peasch, but then I started thinking about it. If ever a dinner should involve some thought, planning and specialness, this one should. So fuss as much is appropriate for you and your life and consider these resources for your Seder and the entire eight days (except in Israel where it's seven, but that's another story) of Passover.

I kind of am running out of time to put together the big Passover Spectacular I had in mind, so let me just list these links for those who are looking for some more info and I'll add more as I collect them to make this post more complete.

For recipes, what goes on the Seder plate and celebrity menus, check out Food Network's Passover guide.

For recipes and suggestions on how to have a gluten-free passover, check out Gluten-Free Bay
Kosher Recipes for Gluten-Free Living .
The blog also has it's own Passover Links section.

Here's a link to whatever Blog Appetit has posted on the holiday.

For a comprehensive guide of what's ok for Passover and what's not (at least if you are a Conservative Ashkenazi Jew) you can download the latest edition of the Temple Beth Abraham newsletter here with all that info.

Judaism 101 has several posts on the holiday that a worth checking out as does My Jewish Learning, including tips on how to enliven the Seder service itself. One resource I always rely is Chabad.org which sets up a whole Passover site as well. All of these sites also have links to recipes as well.

I still hope to do a round up of blog-based tips and recipes. If you have one (or can recommend someone else's) you'd like me to include, leave a comment below.
About the photo: Stained glass window in synagogue in Buenos Aires.


Eli Ha-Levi said...

Hi, here's another good link to Passover Recipes. Enjoy our Passover recipes and Chag Pesach Sameach! :)

Sincerely, Eli Ha-Levi, BA, M.L.I.S. (professional librarian)
Website: Passover - Pesach : History and MeaningLocation: Montreal, Quebec, Canada

FJKramer said...

Thanks for the links. I checked them out and they do offer a lot of info.