Sunday, March 18, 2018

A Taste of Pesach 2

Four years ago, I reviewed a cookbook here, called A Taste of Pesach. I was an immediate fan, and when I heard that this year A Taste of Pesach 2 was coming on the market, I was super excited.
I've said previously that I think cookbooks make very lovely hostess gifts, especially dedicated ones such as this, and since many people will be guests at someone else's table this Yom Tov, they might consider bringing this one along.
Now while I fully admit that אין חדש תחת השמש, especially when it comes to Pesach recipes, this is still a nice volume to add to a collection.
While the recipes are not necessarily so innovative, there is a decidedly modern flair and a beautiful section on easy plating techniques, to put more of a gourmet spin to the standard holiday fare. In general, the recipes are simple to follow without using ingredients that would be complicated to find with a Pesach hashgacha, but still contemporary enough to make them worth the effort.
While I do wish there would be a few more gebrokts recipes included, I realize that I am probably in the minority in this regard.
There are plenty of healthier options as well. The dessert section contains a number of fruit based selections and the salad section has plenty of eye catching as well as palate pleasing choices.
Overall, this book presents over 150 kosher for Pesach family recipes, creative menus and stunning photographs. 
All contributors to “A Taste of Pesach 2” are volunteers at Yeshiva Me’on HaTorah and proceeds from the book go to the school.

Full Disclosure: I was sent a review copy by the publisher for my consideration, but when I receive cookbooks that I cannot in good conscience recommend, I do not publish a favorable review.

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