Where does the time go? Passover is only a month and a half away. My suggestion is run, don’t walk, to your nearest bookstore and pick up a copy of Paula Shoyer’s latest cookbook The New Passover Menu. Paula is most well known for her book The Kosher Baker: Over 160 Dairy-Free Recipes form Traditional to Trendy which I gave rave reviews to when it came out. In her latest book she mixes tradition with contemporary to create new menus that are sure to delight even the pickiest eaters during the holiday of Passover.
Passover celebrates freedom and the Jews escape from the slavery imposed upon them by the Pharaoh. In Paula’s latest book she celebrates culinary freedom while still staying true to the holiday’s strict religious dietary rules. Her 65 delicious recipes will set you free in the kitchen by combining the nostalgic pleasure of family favorites with an updated and global menu. To tickle your tastebuds are recipes for Banana Charoset, Peruvian Roast Chicken with Salsa Verde (recipe below), Moroccan Spiced Short Ribs, Sweet Potato Tzimmis. But desserts are certainly not neglected either. Many of them are gluten-free and include the likes of Opera Cake and Pear Frangipane Tarts. There are eight complete menus in all and Paula encourages you to either use them as is or mix and match to your heart’s content. So whether you love feeding your family and friends traditional meals at Passover or innovative ones be sure to get Paula Shoyer’s The New Passover Menu before you start your holiday preparations.
Disclaimer: This book was sent to me to review but the opinions are 100% my own.