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The Obama 2010 White House Passover Seder menu


Seder 2010.jpg(White House photo)The White House 2010 Seder. From right to left, Jen Psaki, deputy communications chief; President Obama, Lisa Kohnke, deputy director of White House advance, Eric Lesser, assistant to White House senior advisor David Axelrod; his mother, Joan Lesser, and Joanna Cohen, step-daughter of Susan Sher, chief of staff for First Lady Michelle Obama and White House liaison to the Jewish community.

WASHINGTON--It's Passover, and President Obama hosted his second White House seder. I wrote about the 2009 White House seder here. My report with details on the 2010 seder is here.

The White House chefs included the traditional foods for the seder, using recipes submitted from Obama staffers and their families.

Gefilte Fish
Chicken Soup with Matzo Balls
Braised Beef Brisket
Chicken Roast
Sweet Potato-Carrot Tzimmes
Carrot Souffle
Spring Asparagus
Flourless Chocolate Cake
Golden Apricot Cake
Brown Sugar Macaroons


President Obama's seder menu closely matches most American Jewish family seders. Would the staff be willing to post the recipes they used? I'm interested in the brown sugar macaroons and the golden apricot cake. Thanks.

I must have missed this in the news because I didnt know Obama had a Seder dinner at the White House. And I would love to know the recipe Flourless chocolate and Brown Sugar Macaroons!

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