Passover begins this Friday—have you stocked up on matzo yet? Whether you celebrate the holiday or simply like to snack on this pleasantly crispy, large-format cracker, you can upgrade your matzo experience by thinking outside the Manischewitz box. Make your own at home using these simple step-by-step instructions, or try one of these delicious artisanal versions.
Eli Zabar’s Sourdough Matzo
New York City’s mini empire of markets and bakeries from baker Eli Zabar sells handmade matzo. The extra-crispy matzo is lightly tart thanks to a sourdough base.
Daniel Boulud’s Craft Matzo
Former Boulud group boulanger Mark Fiorentino learned the art of matzo making from Streit’s, an old-school NYC kosher food producer, about 10 years ago and passed the knowledge on to François Brunet, the current boulanger, when he left the group last year. The simple but flavorful wafers are available at all of Boulud’s restaurants, as well as Épicerie Boulud, his oyster bar and market.