view of our dinner table: matza with nutella - the number one snack for israeli kids the past week.
corner view is hosted by jane from spain daily.
the week of pesach (passover) is the breadless week. passover is all about the jews escaping egypt lead by moses. as they hurried to flee they didn't have time to let the bread rise, thus in this week you're not supposed to eat any leavened bread. some people extend this to pasta, rice, beer (because of the rye) and even chickpeas.
so, what people eat instead is matza bread, which is a biscuit kind of bread. very dry, not very interesting. except for the kids, that is, who during the years have made matza with nutella a popular passover snack. and even though we are not "kosher for pesach" in this house, we have had our fair share of matza snacks this week.
tonight passover ends. D's family is originally from morocco and among moroccan jews it's tradition to end passover with a celebration called mimouna, which is, basically, about baking the s... out of your kitchen after a week without bread (and flour in general).
in the neighborhood of D's parents everyone is visiting eachother bringing the cookies and cakes they've made and tasting what is offered by others. usually everyone ends up offering a mix of everyone else's cookies and cakes served with tea with tons of nana (mint) and sugar. if you're lucky you'll be visiting someone who've made mufleta, which is a very thin crepe served with honey and butter.
even though we've had our usual share of bread this week we are still heading out for the mimouna tonight. wouldn't miss it for the world.
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