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St. Louis Jewish Light

A nonprofit, independent news source to inform, inspire, educate and connect the St. Louis Jewish community.

St. Louis Jewish Light

Mehren und Mandlen Torte (Carrot and Almond Torte). Photo: Michael Kahn

From lamb to brisket: Discovering the diverse flavors of Passover

Margi Lenga Kahn, Special to the Jewish LightPublished April 18, 2024

Many are surprised to learn that the menus for traditional Passover meals vary widely within the Jewish world. For example, the traditional Sephardic Passover dishes might include Kodrero con Ajo Fresco (lamb with green garlic), Berenjena (savory...

Families meld their own traditions into seder

Families meld their own traditions into seder

MARGI LENGA KAHN, Special to the Jewish LightPublished April 13, 2022

The word “seder” means “order,” which pertains to the required sequence of the telling of the story of Passover, no matter the particular Haggadah. Our family has several, including “The Yeshiva University Haggadah,” “A Passover Haggadah”...

Spiced Coconut and Butternut Squash Mash

Spiced Coconut and Butternut Squash Mash

BY MARGI LENGA KAHN, SPECIAL TO THE JEWISH LIGHTPublished March 19, 2021

Ingredients2½ to 3 lbs. butternut squash, cut in half vertically and seeds removed1 tbsp. olive oil⅓ c. finely shredded unsweetened coconut, for garnishing2 tablespoons coconut oil1 tsp. mustard seeds1 tsp. whole cumin seeds3 cloves garlic, peeled...

Savory Chicken Soup with Spiced Matzo Balls

Passover rituals spiced by each culture’s Seder plate

BY MARGI LENGA KAHN, SPECIAL TO THE JEWISH LIGHTPublished March 19, 2021

The Passover holiday has always been awe-inspiring for me. To think that millions of Jews across the world gather with family and, in other years, with friends on the same night(s) around a seder plate with the same symbols to recount the same story of...

Chocolate Chip Bars

Two easy Passover recipes for families to make together

Elyse PickerPublished March 16, 2021

Chocolate Chip Bars(Adapted from “The Holiday Kosher Baker,” Paula Shoyer) Kids can easily help with this one-bowl recipe, and it makes a great seder dessert.Ingredients:2 cups (400g) sugar2 large eggs1 cup (240ml) vegetable oil1 tbsp vanilla extract3...

From left, Light Editor Ellen Futterman looks at the Passover dessert entries on Sunday at the Jewish Community Center, along with contest judges Robin Rickerman, director of food service and events manager at the JCC; Margi Lenga Kahn, food columnist for the Light; and Light Publisher/CEO Larry Levin. Photo: Mike Sherwin

Sweet Results: St. Louisans’ best Passover dessert recipes

Ellen Futterman, EditorPublished April 6, 2011

"Flourless Chocolate Cake with Polka Dot Ganache" took top prize honors Sunday in the 2nd Annual St. Louis Jewish Light Cooking Contest, sponsored by the Light and the JCC. This second installment of the cooking contest featured Passover desserts....

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