The Jewish Food Experience: What Can You Do with a Box of Matzah?

by March 20, 2013 at 11:00 am 1 Comment

From Rachel Nania. Check out her blog, Sear, Simmer & Stir. Follow Nania on Twitter @rnania, email her at rachel[AT]

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The Jewish Food Experience. (Rachel Nania)

If you think you’ve got what it takes to turn a bland box of matzah into the city’s next biggest dish (or building), listen up. Because the Jewish Food Experience has a contest for you.

DC has a new way to cook, experience and share Jewish food — and it’s just in time for Passover. The Jewish Food Experience, an ongoing culinary project supported by the Jewish Federation of Greater Washington’s United Jewish Endowment Fund, aims to bring together shared dishes and stories with both traditional and modern Jewish recipes.

The project kicked-off last week at Equinox, where Chef Todd Gray  prepared a breakfast spread with recipes from the Jewish Food Experience (think: Matzah Brei with Strawberry Compote and Quinoa Salad with Figs and Mint) and did a live demonstration on how to cure salmon.

And now it’s your turn to demonstrate your skills… with a box of matzah. The Jewish Food Experience’s new contest is asking that Washingtonians get creative in the kitchen.

The cooking-impared don’t need to worry — the contest isn’t just for recipes. The Jewish Food Experience wants participants to send either a favorite recipe using matzah or a photo of some fun, unusual way to use matzah (think buildings, art projects and useful household items). The entry deadline is March 29. For more information and to submit entries, visit their website

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