“Passover celebrates the Hebrews’ flight from Egypt to freedom more than 3,000 years ago. Jews around the world will remember that exodus at sundown March 25 with a ritual dinner, or Seder. And what’s on the table will tell a story of its own, one based on faith, tradition and family.
Pati Jinich will gather her husband and three sons at their home in Drummond, Md., for a meal that reflects their story as Mexican Jews, a tiny religious minority, an estimated 40,000 people, in a country that is overwhelmingly Christian.
‘I was one of three Jews in a class of 120 kids,’ Jinich recalls in an email. But since her family was not very involved in Mexico City’s Jewish community, she felt ‘sort of not from here and not from there’…”
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Chicago Tribune: Passover steeped in Mexican flavors
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Is there something called Mexican Jewish Food? You bet! Jewish people brought their staple dishes to Mexico since the late XV century. They became enriched with the exotic ingredients and cooking methods found in Mexico’s kitchens, with fabulous results.
I had the pleasure of talking about it at this week’s Splendid Table. Listen on!