“The next time we visited her, a hazelnut torte would be waiting on her kitchen counter, glazed in glistening dark chocolate.”

Story and recipe on page 166 of Jumping Over Shadows – A Memoir

This chapter was also excerpted in Tablet Magazine, see A Kosher for Passover Hazelnute Torte.

I’m going out of chapter order with today’s book companion post but it fits so perfectly for the first day of Passover! I’ll also keep it short because I am preparing this post in between cooking and setting the table for the first Seder.

Wishing all my Jewish friends and readers a Happy Passover!