Passover is coming: It’s Always About the Food

Passover will be here next week. Time to get planning, and cooking!

Recipes for Passover: Part 3

Our latest book, It’s Always About the Food, has so many recipes that you’ll love for Pesach. To help you sort out the chametz from the KLP, here’s our list of dishes that are suitable for Passover, and some suggestions of where they might fit.

Check out our previous books for the very best of all the traditional dishes and much more: Pesach Part 1 and Pesach Part 2. Our fabulous Coconut Macaroons, a matzo kugel you will make every year and the most wonderful flourless nutcake.


Seder Night Ideas

Orange Fennel Roasted Salmon p. 117

Roast Chicken with Herbs, Garlic and Shallots p. 128

Chicken with Olives and Pistachios p. 132

Persian Lamb with Eggplant p. 144

Standing Rib Roast with Horseradish Crust p. 166

Berbere Brisket p. 176

New York Deli Style Coleslaw p. 90

German Potato Salad p. 202

Roasted Carrots and Parsnips with Chermoula p. 204

Passionfruit Ice Cream p. 222

Olive Oil Chocolate Mousse p. 230

Baked Apples p. 203

Almond Slices and Jam Thumbprint Cookies p. 302

Lunch and Dairy Dishes

Gazpacho p. 68

Guacamole p. 40

Baba Ganoush p. 41

Smoked Fish Paté p. 24

Liptauer Dip p. 34

Beetroot Dip p. 46

Tomato, Avocado Salad with Feta Dressing p. 82

Roasted Cauliflower and Pear Salad p. 78

Roasted Beetroot and Walnut Salad p. 91

Wilted Spinach Salad p. 81

Kale Salad with Gouda and Hazelnuts p. 86


Sweet Treats for Any Time

Poached Peaches with Seekhund p. 216

Key Lime Ice Cream p. 223

Chocolate Hazelnut Cake p. 258

Mandarin Cake p. 264

Charoset Balls p. 272




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One Comment

  1. Lisa Goldberg

    Hi Linda,
    Yes we understand your frustration…sadly it’s out of our hands when the publisher decides to release the book in the U.K (and U.S.A for that matter). The good news is there are lots of great recipes from the first two books as well as a few on the website – hope that helps a little.

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These delightful balls of deliciousness were served at @barackobama + @michelleobama's White House Seders in 2015 and 2016.⁠

This wonderful story from MMCC friend and USA chef @susanbarocas, told as it appears in our third book, It's Always About the Food: ⁠

"If you look closely at the official photos from the past two (2015/2016) White House Seders, you can see them. There, sitting on silver serving dishes on the beautifully set table—my charoset balls! ⁠

I still get a jolt surprise and pleasure when I think back to my three years serving as the guest chef for the Obamas’ seder. I remember after the first year in 2014, someone remarked that I could check that off my bucket list. Really?? I gotta’ tell you that cooking at the White House was never on any list of mine. Who could have imagined it for this self-taught cook, teacher, caterer and writer!⁠

Each year, standing in the compact White House kitchen, cooking all day with the other chefs, the anticipatory nervousness quickly disappeared as the joy of where I was and what I was doing took over. ⁠

After the first year, I was able to add a few Sephardic items to the menu, including these charoset balls, which have become one of my trademark dishes over the past 20 years. And each year, as I ground the fruit and nuts mixture, then rolled the balls in uniform sizes, I truly felt that somehow, my parents, grandparents and even unknown ancestors were there with me, smiling and sharing this most unexpected and amazing experience. " ⁠

⁠ (For those unfamiliar with it, charoset is a dried fruit or apple paste/jam-like condiment served at Passover to remind us of the mortar used by the Jewish slaves in Egypt)⁠

Lay low and stay healthy,⁠
the MMCC girls ⁠

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Distraction of the day: Frozen Lemon Meringue Torte.⁠

This has been a huge favourite of so many since we first published it in 'The Feast Goes On' in 2014.⁠

You won't be sorry. It is a fabulous, completely do-ahead frozen dessert made up of meringue layers and lemon curd. So good. You can make it a week or so ahead and then store in the freezer until just before serving. ⁠

Perfect for Passover or Easter celebrations.⁠
Perfect for any time at all.⁠

And we have a beautifully produced video to guide you through it, step by step. Just click on the link in our profile and then on this pic, and you will be where you need to be.⁠


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