Passover 2018 Seder Menu

This Passover, I will be the head chef of our seder. I have been training for the top spot for over 50 years, having been sous chef and chief chopper by the side of my mother, Becky, who passed away last month. “Mom-you have trained me well and I am ready to take on this important and esteemed position.”

Rebecca Israel Mark

It will be a bit dicey without mom to “negotiate” the menu and hope I can remember how she cooked the Sephardic sides that were the hit of every seder. But I know that she will be with me every step of the way including guiding my hand with the right amount of coffee to add to the brisket (her secret flavor ingredient), using chicken fat for her potato kugel and more. Here’s the menu, so far. Please chime in with any ideas as I will probably need some help.

Passover 2018 Seder Menu Draft:

Chopped Chicken Liver (don’t forget the chicken fat!)
Chicken Soup with matzo balls
Gefilteria gefilte fish


Brisket (click for recipe)
Chicken Marbella (Silver Palate)
Potato Kugel
Roasted asparagus or other green vegetable that looks good
Apple Matzo Kugel (recipe)
Spinach and Citrus Salad

Decadent Passover Brownies (recipe)
7 Layer Cake
Fresh Fruit
Walnut Cake

Chag Samech to you and please enjoy a truly Zissen (sweet) Passover with family and friends.


  1. Audrey Koenigsberg Said,

    March 13, 2018 @ 1:40 pm

    Chag Samesh

  2. Laurie Press Said,

    March 13, 2018 @ 3:50 pm

    So sorry for your loss. May your Mother’s memory be for a blessing.

    Thank you for sharing.


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