Tuesday, March 29, 2011
Just in case you haven't been in your local supermarket this week, we wanted to remind you that even though Passover is three weeks away, it's already in your store. And not only in New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles.
Many cities have supermarkets with large Pesach sections, and Cincinnati is one of them. Here's a look at one of the most extensive collections of Passover foods and accessories in a Cincinnati supermarket chain. A guided tour of the Remke Biggs store by "Sherlock" Hirsch reveals such new items as Worcestershire sauce, Louisiana hot sauce, cappuccino covered matzo crackers, Lay's potato chips, honey almond crunch cereal with raisins, cupcake fun kits, and a special section for Sephardic Jews who eat beans and rice on Pesach.
We have seen these "kitniyot" sections appearing in New Jersey stores and they're likely to become a fixture in most cities with populations of Sephardim.
So enjoy the tour and take your own tour in your local store. We'll be focusing on Passover humor, recipes, and funny items along with our regular mix during the next three weeks leading up to this most celebrated of Jewish holidays.