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Passover by Design: Picture-perfect Kosher by Design recipes for the holiday    by Susie Fishbein order for
Passover by Design
by Susie Fishbein
Order:  USA  Can
Mesorah, 2008 (2008)
* *   Reviewed by Mary Ann Smyth

Susie Feldman, author of the four Kosher by Design cookbooks, has created another winner in Passover by Design. This gorgeous cookbook sold out the first print run of 20,000 the first day! Wow! Not being Jewish, I am not familiar with the rituals and foods surrounding Passover. I know there are certain restrictions, such as not using leavened products. This for sure raises difficulties in planning and cooking Kosher for these holidays. But not with this beautiful book. Any restrictions are not evident. The dishes would grace any table and tickle any palate without causing guilty feelings. At the same time, these miracles of food are healthy as well as appearing luscious on a plate.

The Creamy Peach Soup, with its surprising addition of jarred baby food carrots, would be the first of the wonderful recipes I want to try. Roasted Garlic Chicken with Dried Fruits and Nuts looks too good to eat, as does Rack of Lamb with Fig Marsala Sauce. Never would have thought of Chardonnay Poached Salmon, which looks delicious. Fritatta is always a favorite of mine Spinach Cheese Fritatta will definitely be a hit when I serve it. How about Veal Scallopini with Kumquats? Neat, hunh? Crispy Chicken Lollipops would be popular with the kids. And for an all time favorite of mine, vegetables, here are Glazed Roast Vegetables. The desserts look terrific. Clamp your eyes on Flourless Chocolate Torte, Pineapple Truffles, and Chocolate-Drenched Stuffed Fruit. To die for.

This lovely book is too full of great recipes to list them all. Acquire your own copy and start cooking. Doesn't matter what your persuasion. To enhance the presentation of the food, there are also many decorating and entertaining ideas. Over a hundred and thirty Kosher by Design favorites have been reformulated and retested for Passover. Thirty brand new recipes, with over forty new photos, prove how elegant food can look and how scrumptious it can taste.

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