Too Good To Passover
is the first Passover cookbook specializing in traditional Sephardic, Judeo-Arabic, and Central Asian recipes and customs (covering both pre- and post-Passover rituals) appealing to Sephardic, Mizrahic, and Ashkenazic individuals who are interested in incorporating something traditional yet new into their Seders.
A compilation of more than 200 Passover recipes from 23 Jewish communities, this cookbook-memoir provides an anthropological as well as historical context to the ways in which the Jewish communities of North Africa, Asia, the Mediterranean, and Middle East observe and enjoy this beloved ancient festival.
In addition to full Seder menus, Passover-week recipes, and at least one “break-fast” dish, each chapter opens up with the reflections of a few individuals from that region or territory. Readers can learn about the person’s memories of Passover as well as the varying customs regarding pre-Passover rituals, including cleaning the home of all hametz or “leavening,” Seder customs (such as reenacting the Israelites’ exodus from Egypt), or post-Passover celebrations, such as the Moroccan Mimouneh for marking the end of the week-long “bread fast.” These customs provide a more complete sense of the cultural variations of the holiday.
Too Good To Passover is a versatile and inspiring reference cookbook, appealing to those who may want to do a different “theme” each Passover year, with possibly a Turkish Seder one year, or Moroccan one the next.
PLEASE NOTE: The following 3 e-booklets are also available on Amazon:
E-BOOKLET 1: Seder Menus and Memories from AFRICA (Pages 1-223/Chapters 1-6: Algeria, Egypt, Ethiopia, Libya, Morocco, Tunisia)
E-BOOKLET 2: Seder Menus and Memories from ASIA (Pages 225-473/Chapters 7-13: Afghanistan & Bukharia, India, Iran, Iraq, Syria & Lebanon, Turkey, Yemen)
E-BOOKLET 3: Seder Menus and Memories from EUROPE (Pages 475-665/Chapters 14-18: Bulgaria & Moldova, Georgia, Greece, Italy, Spain, Portugal & Gibraltar)