Passover is celebrated in commemoration of the exodus of the Jews from Egypt. For eight days, we do not partake of any leavening agent in our food. We read the Haggadah (a narration of the Exodus,) which is the central part of the first and second nights of Passover. Despite the dispersal of Jews throughout the world, we are united in the celebration of the eight-day festival, upholding family bonds and family traditions over the traditional Seder meal. The central object of every Seder table is the Seder Plate, arranged with the symbolic foods. There are no rules for menus for the meal, although many families (and definitely my own) maintain specific traditions. Some families, like mine, have nostalgic customs for certain foods and everyone insists on having those foods on the table. In our case, this is more out of love (and ritual) for these special items than any real religious significance.
Ever since I started this blog I have tried to publish my most favorite recipes for the holidays that have been a tradition in my family. Along the way, I have picked up some amazing recipes that have now been incorporated into Cooking with Candi. I am compiling a list of all the recipes that I have posted over the past 3 years. If you enter the title or enter Passover into the search bar on my site you should be able to find any recipe. All of them are wonderful and have evolved throughout the years and I hope you can make some of them part of your own family tradition and pass them down to your children and family. I am also always on a search for new recipes and would be so happy if you would share some of your favorites with me. (I can’t promise I will print them all but if there is time for me to cook, sample, and then post, I will. You can contact me through my email at firstname.lastname@example.org.) I already have a few new recipes this year, so be on the lookout.
Again, thanks to all my followers for all the support and for your recipes and suggestions. Relax, enjoy and remember, holidays are all about starting your own traditions and making unforgettable memories for you and yours. Happy Cooking!