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The No-Potato Passover
The No-Potato Passover
A Journey of Food, Travel and Color
By Aviva Kanoff
Reviewed by Anna Dogole - March 22, 2012
As a cook, can you make it through an entire Passover without using a potato - even once?
According to Aviva Kanoff, in her new cookbook, The No-Potato Passover: A Journey of Food, Travel and Color, it can be done with style, flare, and an abundance to taste! I'm a big fan of potatoes and I don't see any reason to remove them totally from your Passover repertoire unless it is not a family favorite or you are trying to avoid carbs. However it is nice to have some options so that you don't have to rely on potatoes to be your everyday staple during the Holiday.
The No-Potato Passover is more than just a cookbook, it is also a work of art. Kanoff is a graduate of the French Culinary Institute. In addition, she is also a painter, photographer, and a mixed media artist, and this cookbook is filled with eye popping, vibrant photographs of the prepared dishes, various vegetables and other savory items, and random scenes from around the world. In addition, the recipes in this book are also international in scope with dishes coming from as far afield as Jamaica and England to Hungary and Thailand.
The recipes in this cookbook are organized into thematic sections covering such traditional categories as:
Soups and Salads
Dairy & Pareve Entrees
Throughout, Kanoff uses such a wide variety of vegetables and fruits in place of potatoes, you'll never look at a potato, or your old recipes, in the same way again. Using just about everything from pomegranates and spaghetti squash to apricot marmalade and eggplant, Kanoff turns traditional dishes into something extraordinaire, while also presenting some dishes that might be new to you such as Cajun Carrot Fries - not only are they delicious, but they are sure to become a year-round favorite!
Some of the recipes that you'll find in this must-have cookbook and coffee-table book include:
The recipes in The No-Potato Passover are ideal for 'just the family' as well as for more formal occasions when you have guests over. While all the recipes in this cookbook are Kosher for Passover, they are likely to seep their way into your year-round menus...
- Moroccan Baked Salmon
- Coq au Vin with Saffron Quinoa
- Pistachio Mint Crusted Rack of Lamb
- Sautéed Greens with Portabella Mushrooms
- Roasted Garlic Soup with Flanken
- Grilled Eggplant Salad
- "Pasta" Primavera
- Coconut Cream Pie with a Macaroon Crust
- Chocolate Chip Biscotti
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- Amazing Passover Desserts, by Penny Wantuck Eisenberg.
A mouth-watering selection of easy to prepare, Kosher for Passover, desserts that will delight every member of your family and which will enliven not only your next Seder, but any meal throughout the year!
- Passover Cookery, by Joan Kekst.
Kosher, Pesach recipes that will delight the senses and enhance the repertoire of cooks of all skill levels. Complete with seder menus, and a 'Countdown to Passover' guide that will help walk you through the preparations required to have a Kosher Pesach.
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