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Help for Passover in Chapel Hill, Durham vic.

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oldhound Mar 29, 2007 07:20 PM

Sources needed for "Passover" (i.e., not necessarily kosher) catered/take-out foods for seder for 10. Many thanks in advance for last minute assistance.

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    dubedo RE: oldhound Mar 29, 2007 08:15 PM

    There is a new kosher/Israeli store in Woodcroft called Sabra. I haven't been there but that's where I'm going to look for something to bring to the in-law's seder. It's actually across the street from Woodcroft shopping center, on 751, same shopping strip as City Beverage and Randy's Pizza. Here is an N&O story that lists some of Sabra's holiday offerings: http://www.newsobserver.com/105/story... .

    I would also probably check out Whole Foods and Weaver Street. I know Weaver St has holiday-appropriate baked goods, don't know about prepared foods.

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      Tarz RE: dubedo Mar 30, 2007 05:11 AM

      Sabra's great for buying kosher meat (mostly frozen) or Israeli products, but it doesn't have any prepared foods. I think your best bet is to go to Whole Foods for prepared foods, as long as you're happy with kosher style -- their chopped liver, which they should have for Pesach, is supposed to be phenomenal.

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        klmonline RE: Tarz Mar 31, 2007 10:04 AM

        Tarz, thanks for the tip on Whole Foods. I just tried it out. It was a very good version. They use chicken livers (which I prefer over beef) and they mix in a healthy amount of egg and onion. The texture is fairly creamy, and I was raised on a firmer, "crumbly" texture, but the taste was still quite nice. My SO and I both thought it was the best we have had in NC. I don't know how long they'll keep it past Passover, so get it while you can!

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          rockycat RE: klmonline Mar 31, 2007 12:29 PM

          Although the "Passover" Stuffed Chicken Breast at the Raleigh WF listed wheat and soy as ingredients. Maybe the wheat came from matzah meal, but soy?

          Still, for the OP's requirements I'd still say WF is most likely the best bet in the Triangle.

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            oldhound RE: rockycat Apr 2, 2007 12:54 PM

            Thanks to all! Purchased items at Sabra and WF. Special thanks for the heads-up about the chopped liver. Chag sameach to all.

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            chazzer RE: klmonline Apr 1, 2007 05:42 AM

            I am spoiled on the choped liver front. My wife makes the 2nd avenue deli recipe every year. It uses both chicken and beef liver, she even renders her own schmatlze {chicken fat}. Never had Whole Foods but hers is a very good version.

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              walras RE: chazzer Apr 1, 2007 08:23 AM

              For the record, A Southern Season always has freshly made chopped liver in the deli section near the olive-tapinade-hummus containers. Theirs is creamier than the Whole Foods' version, and quite reminds me of my great aunts' annual productions at Passover.

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