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When Passover Falls on Shabbat

Passover starts on Shabbat this year, which among other things, means missing challah but that would have happened anyway at some point during the week. This is a fairly rare event, although it happened a few years ago in 2012. Because it’s a special Passover, consider catering your Seder with traditional and nontraditional kosher for…

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Walk Past These Passover Foods

I know you’re being really careful about what foods to remove from your home as you prepare for Passover. However, there are a lot of Passover foods approved for the holiday but you may want to consider because their ingredients have more salt, sugar, and oils that can be detrimental to your health. <Ducking to…

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Passover Questions to Ask the Kids

Want some help over Passover? Let Mitzuyan Kosher Catering in Toronto prepare an entire Seder for you, or get meals ready for your Passover table on the nights following the Seders.  More Questions to Ask at the Seder The Seder is famous for its effort to include everyone in the ritual. Everyone gets to read…

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A Cold Plague is Upon Us!

Passover is less than a month away and I’m wondering if the cold will ever go away. This year’s spring has been a nightmare for many of us. Pipes, not June, are bustin’ out all over. It’s a cold plague. As kosher caterers, we’re very much affected by the weather. We use mobile kitchens, to…

What is ‘Kosher for Passover’?
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What is ‘Kosher for Passover’?

We’ve all seen the labels: this matzo, wine, gefilte fish, cake mix, and so on, is kosher for Passover. But what exactly does this mean? Kosher laws do become a bit more of a challenge during Passover, as Tori Avey, known as The Shiksa in the Kitchen, notes in her blog on this topic. In…

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Making a Vegetarian Seder

Do you have a vegetarian in your family? Don’t despair. Vegetarian Seders have become quite popular in the past 20 years or so. This year, instead of offering separate food for the veggie or vegan in our life, try doing a meat-free Seder! Kosher Jews Embrace Vegetarianism You can find several organizations for Jewish vegetarians…

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Passover Traditions from Around the World

Passover is a pretty amazing holiday. As we celebrate it well into a sixth millennia, it’s remarkable how little the main event has changed over time and throughout the world. Here at Mitzuyan Kosher Catering, we try to honor both Ashkenazic and Sephardic foods in our regular kosher menus and Passover specials, but even we…

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Passover Catering Lets You Try a Different Flavor

Many  Jews in North America are Ashkenazic, descended from the Jews of Eastern Europe, France, and Germany. Notably absent from this European theater are the Sephardic Jews, who come from southern European countries, particularly Spain and Portugal. Historically, these Jews had strong cultural ties to Northern Africa and the Middle East. In fact, the word…

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This Year, Cater the Passover Seder!

Passover is probably my favorite Jewish holiday. It has everything I love: guests who I want in my home (!), great food, and of course good wine. But even I have to admit it can be stressful to put together a Passover seder. I’ve witnessed the following: Last-minute problems finding a lamb shank Not enough…