Matzo – My Frenemy!
By Guest Columnist Chef Laura Frankel
Every day I like to feel as if I have learned something new. Kitchens are exciting places and food flavors and combinations are infinite.
This year, as I wrote these recipes, I decided to take a fresh look at matzo and matzo products. I have a love–hate relationship with matzo. We are truly Frenemies! I love it because I am proud of our heritage and we truly OWN matzo as a symbol and piece of history. I hate the stuff for its commercial taste and lack of nutrition. I avoid it and do not eat it except for the small amount required at the Seders.
But, I decided that I would play with matzo and see where it led me. These recipes are for family Passover dishes, specifically Chol hamoed. I think these are the days when creativity and diligence are needed to keep meals interesting and the family excited to gather together.