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Books for Passover | Manolo for the Big Girl

Books for Passover

For this week’s book selection, Francesca thought it would be nice to choose a nice little group of of books and other items honoring those of our readers who will soon be celebrating Passover. But, my goodness, there is a wide selection for the Big Girls! (ha! Francesca puns!)

Here is a cookbook which would make a lovely house gift for one’s hosts for a Passover seder. Francesca notices while reading the “about this book” section that the recipes are gluten-free! But of course, that makes sense! Passover must be pay-dirt for gluten-free peoples!

So here is another beautiful, gluten-free book!

Here is the cookbook which Francesca herself would use, if she were Jewish, since she can hardly boil water without starting a fire. But it could also form the basis of a fun Sunday in the kitchen with her nieces and nephews. If they were Jewish. But, well, Francesca supposes that anyone can love kiddie chicken soup and glazed carrots. Even little Catholic children, yes?

Hah! It is a Passover Bag O’ Plagues. Francesca is amused by this toy!

And in the “most random holiday gift items Francesca has ever seen” category, we have The So Called Seder: A Hip Hop Haggadah on CD. Francesca has no words.

Happy cleaning and happy holidays! xoxo

3 Responses to “Books for Passover”

  1. Rach April 3, 2008 at 10:36 am #

    I got my first Bag’O’Plagues from the Archie McPhee store over fifteen years ago. Sadly I’ve never seen it on their website.

    Last year my local Bed Bath & Beyond had a new “Plagues” collection… little stuffed critters that have pull-string vibrators in the animals. (locust, lice, frog, etc.)

    Judism.com is selling a bunch of these Passover toys.

  2. Annalucia April 3, 2008 at 11:38 am #

    The Annalucia has also seen chocolate plagues, offered (if she remembers correctly) in “The Source for Everything Jewish” catalog. Much as she loves the chocolate she cannot quite bring herself to eat anything that represents frogs, rivers of blood, or dead infants.

    What she can bring herself to do is to read and cook from kosher cookbooks even though she is not herself Jewish. In this vein allow her please to recommend one which has been out many years now but is still available in paperback: “The Classic Cuisine of the Italian Jews,” by Edda Servi Machlin. Delicious recipes, very different from what one commonly associates with “Jewish” cooking, and a vivid and fond reminiscence of her childhood in Tuscany. A pleasure to read even if one does not cook.

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