Make your Passover meal simple

Posted: March 31, 2004

If this is your year to host the Passover Seder, don't panic.

It's really not difficult to pull off in style if you keep it simple and easy, says Zell Schulman, author of "Passover Seders Made Simple" (Wiley; $16.95) and two other cookbooks, from her home in Cincinnati.

"Preparing for Passover should be an adventure rather than a chore.

"Look at the Passover Seder as something different, fun and a challenge," advises the 76-year old mother of four, who has been cooking and hosting an annual Seder for more than 45 years.

"Planning a Seder - either traditional or modern - is like planning a spring party." Don't feel that there is an ironclad way of celebrating Passover. Make your own individual traditions.

Designed as a guide and cookbook for those who've never given a Passover Seder, the book answers questions and includes everything one could possibly want to know about the holiday to make it manageable and successful: what you need, where to buy it, how to make it, how to set the table, make the Seder plate, etc.

You can choose from six complete Seder menus with recipes reflecting diverse dietary needs, budgets, time and cultures. *

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