Believe it or not, with each passing year, we get more excited about Passover. Social media and the blogosphere buzz with creative options, and our lists of bookmarked recipes grow longer and longer. Where others see limitations, we see thrilling new challenges and endless inventiveness. Who ever would have guessed that eight days could feel too short?

This year, as always, we invited renowned chefs, bloggers and foodies to come up with new Passover options, and based on what they shared with us, it looks like we’re not the only ones who are excited about the holiday—minimal matzah involved. Passover pessimists, we think it’s time to turn that frown upside down…

Wishing you a creative and exciting Pesach!

The Wicked Son
Aviva Goldfarb
Cookbook author, food and cocktail developer, marketer
Moroccan-Style Brisket with Dried Fruit and Capers
Jennifer Segal
Author, Once Upon a Chef, the Cookbook, and blogger
Charred Carrots with Harissa Aioli and Rosemary Honey
Jordan Stahl
Co-owner and chef, Tyber Creek Wine Bar & Kitchen
Roasted Tzimmes
Carla Hall
Chef and co-host, The Chew
Crispy Brussels Sprouts with Garlic Aioli and Sicilian Hot Sauce
Mike Friedman
Chef and owner, The Red Hen and All Purpose
Chocolate–Hazelnut Semifreddo
Alon Shaya
James Beard Award-winning chef and author, Shaya
Sephardic Almond Macaroons
Susan Barocas
Writer, caterer, cooking instructor and documentary filmmaker
Sweet Matzah Brei
Olga Berman
Blogger, Mango & Tomato