Plan you Menu
There are plenty of options for the Passover meal. However, there are six foods that are required for the Seder Plate. These are a hard-boiled egg, a shank bone, bitter herbs, the vegetable, the sweet paste and the second bitter herbs. And of course, a package of matzah crackers is required for the Seder. For precise details of these foods, please see our past newsletter “Food for Thought.”
As for the meal itself, pretty much anything goes as long as it does not contain Chametz – any products made from wheat, barley, rye, oats, and spelt (with the exception of matzah products as these are made under strict Rabbinical supervision to ensure the grain does not rise). If you are interested in serving and Israeli feast we recommend the cookbook, “Simply Israel” by T. Gila Levine (click picture below). In the index look under Matzo for Passover recipes, or just browse the book for Chametz free recipes.
Kosher wine is also a must have on the Passover menu. Israeli wines are an excellent choice for Passover, but any Kosher wine will be adequate. For those who do not consume alcohol, kosher grape juice will also work.