There is no place I'd rather "break matzoh" this year than at the James Beard House with award-winning Tel Aviv chef Raffi Cohen. But I'm fully committed both nights at the homes of wonderful friends, whose Seder meals are "pre-ordained" and follow the traditions of the Ashkenazi kitchen.
Every month or so I look forward to receiving the "events publication" from the James Beard House in New York City. A read of the menus to be cooked by myriad chefs from all over the country provides an "instagram" sweep of America's culinary landscape.
A beautiful thing about Hinduism is that it finds room for a variety of expression and observance under one magnificently colored inclusive umbrella. We hope you enjoy these recipes for your own celebration.
So many people think it takes a membership, or being on some foodie A-list, to dine at The James Beard House. Truth is, anyone can enjoy a beautiful meal by a diversity of gifted guest chefs at The Beard House. No membership required.