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Winner: Easter. A nice honey-glazed ham is moist, fatty and all-around decadent. Chicken, on the other hand, tastes like... chicken. (All bets are off, though, if your seder goes the brisket route.)
Get the recipe: 7 Non-Boring Chicken Recipes
Winner: Easter. We want to love you, matzo, but you taste like an off-brand cereal box. Sorry.
Winner: Passover. This one’s a toughie. While a good, creamy potato casserole can easily send you into serious “I can’t even” mode, ultimately we have to go with the matzo ball. When perfectly fluffy and soaked in warm chicken broth, these guys are the culinary equivalent of a hug from your favorite doddering relative.
Get the recipe: 20 Minute Mashed Potatoes
Winner: Easter. Nobody actually wants to eat pieces of parsley dipped in salt water.
Get the recipe: Whole Roasted Carrots
Winner: Passover. Yes, Easter eggs are colorful, seasonal and fun to discover months later in the pachysandra, but we have to go with the afikomen for the express reason that it can be traded for legal tender. (In case you don’t know, the afikoman is a half piece of matzo that grown-ups hide for kids to find midway through the seder--and then exchange for money. Hint: The hiding spot is pretty much always between two Carly Simon records.)
Winner: Easter. We know, we know, there are some very good Kosher-for-Passover wines on the market. But c’mon... have you tried Cousin Mike’s famous post-church punch?
Winner: Easter. There’s no way you’re getting out of that seder before 11:30 p.m.
This weekend, folks everywhere will be breaking out their Haggadahs and enormous white hats to attend Passover seders, Easter dinners or--dare we say--both.
Which brings up one obvious question: Which meal will be better?
We put the two holiday feasts to the test, pitting them against each other in hard-hitting categories like “best vegetable” and “carbohydrate least likely to offend.”
Read on to see the smackdown.
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