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April 12, 2011

Passover countdown: brisket and brei

brisketHere's some advice on the Baltimore Sun website for making your brisket extra tender.

Over on Serious Eats Recipes they're counting down to Passover with recipes by Olga Massov of Sassy Radish Here's a recipe for matzah brei with pear and sour cherries.

Here's a photo gallery of chametz, foods that are not allowed during the Passover holiday.

If you know of a restaurant that carries matzah for its customers, let us know here.

Who's got a good fried matzah recipe? Who spells matzah differently? What's the strangest place you've ever hidden the afikomen?

Chicago Tribune/Bill Hogan

Posted by Richard Gorelick at 2:03 PM | | Comments (3)


One time, my grandma hid the afikomen on one of the fan blades on the ceiling light fixture. The seder went on so long, we all forgot to look for it. Then, about two months later, we finally turned on the fan and the stale matzoh flew across the room. Awesome.

I make my Matzoh Brei with Nova and Onions, and then a shmear at the table.

Is it kosher to hide the afikomen in the box of matzah?

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Richard Gorelick was appointed The Baltimore Sun's restaurant critic in September 2010. Before joining the paper staff fulltime, he contributed freelance criticism and features articles about food to area and regional publications. Along the way, he dispatched for short-distance trucking companies, shilled for cultural non-profits, and assisted in cognitive neurology research – never the subject, always the control.

He takes restaurants seriously but not himself, and his favorite restaurant is the one you love, too.

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