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Passover Cooking, Fiction, and Traditions

For those of us who celebrate, Passover is almost upon us. It begins on the evening of Friday April 3, 2015, and ends on the evening of April 11, 2015. That means that there will be a lot of cooking, food prepared ahead of time, and dishes that fill the soul, in other words, comfort food. Towards that thought, I present you with some cookbook recommendations:

The No Potato Passover, by Aviva Kanoff is an exceptional cookbook, in more ways than one.

It is not just a cookbook, but also a travelogue through cities and villages in Italy, through Croatia, Jamaica, New York, Czech Republic, Israel, Budapest, and several other locations. Photographs accompany locations journeyd, along with recipe accomplishment.

The recipes are delightful to look at in photograph form, and the recipes, themselves, are wonderful additions to the Passover celebration. I would have made them year round, not just during Passover.

I tried several recipes, but these three were particularly scrumptious. I was extremely happy with the results, and have prepared them more than once. My family members enjoyed them, also.

Baby Bok Choy with Garlic and Ginger came out fantastic.

I loved the Honey Mustard Poached Salmon.

The Chicken With Apricot Marmalade and Balsamic Vinegar Recipe came out divine. I thought I would never stop drooling, and feel that way each time I cook it.

I highly recommend The No Potato Passover: A Journey of Food, Travel and Color to everyone. It is a delightful cookbook, filling your senses with wonderful aromas, and deliciousness. It is not only a journey through cooking, but also a journey through inspiring and beautiful photography.

If you don’t celebrate Passover, this cookbook incorporates a recipe or two or three that everyone would enjoy.
Are you interested in an excellent novel that infuses Passover within the pages. Then, A Late Divorce, by A.B. Yehoshua is a book for you!

Passover, by David Mametis another excellent book, encompassing a grandmother and her granddaughter preparing for Passover.

Pesach for the Rest of Us: Making the Passover Seder Your Own, by Marge Piercy, is a wonderful book, filled with thoughts on the Passover Seder, and also with fantastic ways to illuminate Passover into your own special familial celebration, creating traditions for the future generations.

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