Posts Tagged ‘Baking’

Moses and Macaroons

April 9, 2009

Moses and Macaroons

Tonight the Obama family is hosting a Seder, a ritual meal celebrating the Jewish holiday of Passover. Many Americans are unfamiliar with the customs of this dinner, such as the compulsory obligations to tell the Exodus story and drink four glasses of wine (oh, the sacrifices …).

One seasonal mystery that puzzles Gentiles is the miraculous appearance of canned Kosher cookies in American supermarkets. Actually, Jews are puzzled by this as well, since the cookies are macaroons made with coconut, chocolate, and other ingredients which do not figure prominently in Old Testament texts.