At the Lower East Side Tenement Museum with a photo of the historic character I portray (far right). Photo by Will Heath.
Happy Passover, everyone! Tonight, millions of Jews are sitting down to a sumptuous meal of religious significance–and then a week of yeast-free food.
Even if you’re not Jewish, you’ll enjoy my most recent Etsy article about Bimuelos, a Pesach-friendly dessert made by Sephardic Jews, who are descended from Jews of Spain. You’ll also get a behind the scenes look at my life as an educator at the Lower East Side Tenement Museum playing a Sephardic Jewish character. Read all about it here.
And if you are Jewish, you’re probably going to be sick of matzo by Thursday or Friday. So allow me to recommend Manishevitts’ 1944 cookbook,
Ba’ṭam’ṭe Yidishe maykholim (Tempting Kosher Dishes). Don’t worry, it’s in Yiddish AND English. Need to liven up your matzo meal regime this week? Try Pumpkin Pancakes, Matzo Meal Polenta, or Boston Pie.