Passover 2008: Food Phenomenon (Part I)

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Passover is the Festival for freedom for Jews worldwide. If so, then why is it that we feel so restricted when it comes to this wonderful holiday? Maybe I’m wrong but part of the holiday atmosphere is clouded by worries of, we can’t eat this passover food and we can’t eat that. But who says that that is the case? If you’re one of the many that eat gebrokts, mish (mix foods), eat kitnios or even none you have NOTHING to be concerned about. There are so many foods that one can prepare for the Pesach holiday that it just boggles the mind.
Here is a recipe for Charoset, the traditional food that we eat on Pesach. Its texture reminds us of the mortar used by the slaves in Egypt to build.
1 cup of walnuts
1 granny smith green apple
2 tsp. cinnamon
2 tsp. sugar
red wine to moisten
Chop the nuts and apples to the consistency you want (a food processor can be used). Sprinkle with spices, and moisten with wine. Keeps three days in refrigerator.

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