March 23, 2013 |
As writer Faye Levy shows, versatile haroset isn't just for Passover: " Haroset , a blend of fruit, nuts and wine, is probably the most popular food of the eight-day holiday of Passover , which begins Monday night. "For the Seder, the feast commemorating the exodus of the Hebrews from Egypt, haroset is spooned onto the Seder plate alongside other symbolic Passover preparations and is served as part of the ritual. Although haroset's brown color is meant to be a sad reminder of the mortar made by the Hebrew slaves, people's faces light up when it's time to sample it. "Some Jews prepare extra haroset to use as a spread throughout Passover.