photo by Lisa Thompson
As the saying goes, “necessity is the mother of invention” and it is epitomized by the Jewish holiday of Passover. It’s how we ended up with matzo — the unleavened bread eaten in observation of the weeklong holiday. As they fled in Egypt, Jews did not have time to let their bread rise and thus matzo was created (the ancient Jewish equivalent of running out the door with a granola bar because you didn’t have time to eat breakfast before work).
This year rings especially true of this saying, which is why as we celebrate Passover, it’s important to recognize our ability to adapt, survive, and thrive. We may not be able to celebrate the way we typically would, which is the perfect reason to shake up our traditions. This menu honors that by drawing inspiration from flavors and ingredients found on a Seder plate — the centerpiece around which the story of Passover is represented through foods like bitter herbs and sweet charoset (a fruit and nut paste). Of course, we still included a classic brisket along with easily scalable sides and a few Passover-friendly ways to enjoy leftovers throughout the week.
However you celebrate this year, make it your own with a nod to both old and new traditions. After all, Passover is about acknowledging the past while celebrating the future and it's the perfect sentiment for this year's holiday. And don't forget to show us how you celebrate by taking a photo and tagging us #feedfeed on Instagram for a chance to be featured.
Shir, Feedfeed Editorial Team