I know it is hard to believe but Passover is just around the corner. The first seder is on Monday, April 14 at sundown. And you know how it is said that “timing is everything”? Well in the case of this fabulous new cookbook that could not be more true. A Taste of Pesach - Trusted Favorites. Simple Preparation. Magnificent Results. was published earlier this month and I was lucky enough to receive a copy to review hot off the press. This timely book is from the same publisher as the wildly popular Kosher by Design series. I was immediately drawn in by the gorgeous embossed dust cover with a photo of food that seemed to just jump off the page. I was compelled to start reading it right away!
Each and every recipe is easy to prepare and accompanied by a full color photo that makes you want to eat the page. The book project began six years ago when a group of women joined forces to brainstorm fundraising ideas for Yeshiva Me’on HaTorah, a Jewish high school. The result of this meeting was A Taste of Pesach, a recipe pamphlet series that transformed Passover cooking for tens of thousands of cooks. Since the mailing of the first pamphlet years ago, the devoted followers of A Taste of Pesach have sent countless letters expressing their appreciation for the beautiful pamphlets and the recipes within them. Finally, at the urgent request of its loyal fans, the best of this popular series plus many brand-new recipes have been compiled into a beautiful book, A Taste of Pesach (ArtScroll/Shaar Press/March 2014; hardcover/$29.99).
The variety within this compilation of over 150 recipes is truly amazing. There are recipes for every taste and every course from elegant appetizers to kid friendly meals, traditional recipes to modern ones including amazing desserts; this book has it all. There are even recipes for Seared Tuna and Chocolate Molten Cake. A Taste of Pesach has the recipe to fit every cook’s tastes and needs and make Passover cooking easier and more delicious than ever. In fact the recipes are so good and easy to make that I would use this book year round with just a few exchanges for the items that are used only at Pesach.
With so many recipes that are tried and true for Pesach and year round this stunning book would be a welcome addition to anyone’s cookbook library. With clear, concise triple tested recipes everyone can cook with confidence and present fabulous looking and delicious tasting Passover meals. To tempt your tastebuds I am including a couple of recipes, enjoy!