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Considering notable inventions include bagels and challah, matzo is a definite ugly stepsibling, as far as Jewish bread products go. And while the leaven-less crackers ghost shortly after Passover, observant Jews are resigned to living on them over the course of eight straight days. So once you’ve covered your bases with typical riffs like matzo brei, matzo pizza and matzo ball soup, get over the mid-holiday hump with a few inspired ideas from Brooklyn’s...
Faced with eight days and nights of religiously prescribed meals, it can be tempting to take the easy way out, and simply raid Key Food’s Passover aisle for jars of gummy, Manischewitz brand gefilte fish and packets of powdered matzoh ball soup. But believe it or not, prolonged abstinence from leavened bread products can almost be kind of pleasurable, provided you outsource your Seder needs to notable mom-and-pop shops throughout Brooklyn. Matzoh: Matzah Bakery With its...
Traditional Passover fare is unquestionably some of our favorite in the Jewish culinary canon. But as much as we eagerly anticipate eating tomato and onion-sauced brisket and schmaltz-slicked matzoh balls come April, we’ve always been ambivalent about knocking back Manischewitz, especially (as required during the Seder), four sticky sweet glasses of it in a row.  That’s why we turned to Rick Bruner of the contemporary kosher steakhouse Reserve Cut, for the 411 on alternative (but...

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