It’s officially been spring for a few weeks now, but it really has not felt even remotely spring-like yet. Until this weekend. The sun decided to finally shine for more than a few fleeting moments, and the temperature crawled it’s way (just barely) past the 60 degree mark.
I took a trip to the Waverly Farmer’s Market for a research project I’m doing in my Food Politics class, and couldn’t help but notice all of the baby blossoms that were making their presence known at so many of the stands.
Passover began this past Friday, which means no bread for me until next Saturday night. No bread, no pasta (or noodles of any kind!), no rice, no beans, no corn, no baked goods no…actually wait I think I got it all. All of these lovely foods that normally comprise a fair portion of my preferred diet (see previous post) fall into this category of chametz, which refers to anything leavened and/or grain-based. Instead, there’s
cardboard matzah, an unleavened “bread” product that pays homage to how the Jews did not have enough time to wait for bread to rise when they were busy escaping slavery. Continue reading