No young children at this seder, but plenty of hungry people.
I was lucky enough to be one of Jessica’s 13 guests, and we did our best to put away the massive quantities of very delicious
matzah ball soup;
braised lamb shanks with coriander, fennel and star anise; shredded brussel sprouts with balsamic; and horseradish mashed potatoes.
That was nine pounds of lamb she braised. Not bad for a Manhattan oven. Jessica, you’re my hero.
And for dessert, strawberry rhubarb crumble, some kind of lemon cake with a basil syrup, and a flourless chocolate cake.