History, Traditions, Foods for Passover and Easter

Passover 2010: March 30-April 6
Easter Sunday: April 4

A Sophisticated Seder
"New tastes meet tradition in this modern Passover menu"
Passover obviously isn't a secular holiday, but it is at least partly defined by traditions that are older even than the flight of the Hebrews from Egypt: making do in the scarcity of late winter ...

Full Story and Recipes: A Sophisticated Seder; epicurious.com

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Easter Recipes
~ Ireland

Ballymaloe is a cookery school in County Cork whose influence is felt worldwide. ...
Full Story and Recipes: Reclaiming Ireland’s Culinary Heritage, One Roast Lamb or Sponge Cake at a Time; nytimes.com

~ Greece
A Greek interpretation of Easter dinner includes roast lamb and a chicken and rice soup with egg and lemon. ...
Full Story and Recipes: A Good Easter Dinner Could Be Greek To You; npr.org

~ Ham
Brining ham yourself results in a presentation-worthy holiday dish with plenty of extras for leftovers. ...
Full Story and Recipes: For Easter, start fresh; washingtonpost.com

~ Baking
Easter baking in Switzerland means custard tarts, with rice, lemon and almonds in the filling. In Italy, it’s pies and savory pizza rusticas. ...
Full Story and Recipes: Easter Is for Baking, Too; nytimes.com

Matzoh Balls
"Sinkers" or "floaters"? Schmaltz or oil? The lines are drawn in this delicious Passover debate ...
Full Story and Recipes: Battle of the Matzoh Balls; epicurious.com

A family holds a dry run for the Passover Seder every Friday night, a common practice for Iranian Jews in Southern California. ...
Full Story: An Iranian Seder in Beverly Hills; nytimes.com

Scholars argue that resurrection isn’t solely a Christian belief, but one deeply rooted in the Judaism from which Jesus emerged.
Full Story: Resurrection Is Often Misunderstood by Christians and Jews; nytimes.com

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