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In our Passover episode, I was stunned to learn that many American Jews rely on a religious text published by coffeemaker Maxwell House to mark Passover. Even the official White House Seder has used it. So how did the coffee colossus get into the Haggadah business? Sporkful Eater Beth found the answer in this article, an interesting tale at the intersection

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Here's an outtake from this week's Passover show. Manischewitz red wine is traditionally served at Jewish holidays. It actually has sugar added to it, making it like the shirley temple of the wine world -- so sweet, only a kid could like it. Well, maybe not ONLY a kid. /dan

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We ponder the question that Jews have been pondering since they crossed the dessert: Can matzah be salvaged? Plus techniques for dipping your egg into salt water, and trivia that will make the Earl of Sandwich tremble in his grave.   This show begins a two-part series on the Easter/Passover holiday season, featuring our friend Win Rosenfeld, who is half Jewish and

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We're back together again on Madeleine Brand's public radio show in LA. This time we talk Passover food. Listen to hear me have my very first matzo brei. Thanks to Dan for cooking up not one but two varieties of it, savory and sweet, for this gentile. We've also taped an Easter food segment with Madeleine,