Food photographer Yula Zubritsky explores the ins and outs of matza in a holiday-themed photo series.

By Rachel Neiman / Israel21c.org

Matza — also known as the bread of affliction — is generally not considered a sensual delight. Crunchy? Yes. Cardboard consistency? You got it. Difficult to digest? Roger that. But a delicious delicacy? Not so much.

Like it or not, matza is on the menu every Passover and so — having no other recourse — we dress it up with sweet toppings, savory spices, egg coatings and all manner of mix-ins. But on Seder night, it’s four glasses of wine and three pieces of plain matza that make up the meal which opens and closes with — you guessed it — matza.

matza 3 pieces 4 glasses of wine

The topography of matza — ridges, furrows, perforations, lights and darks — is the subject of a holiday-themed series by food photographer Yula Zubritsky.

matza topography Yula-Zubritsky

Through her lens, matza becomes a graphic element…

matza graphic element Yula-Zubritsky

And an architectural one…

Matzo, Matza , matzah,passover, jews

Here’s a novel way to hide the Afikomen — in plain sight!

matza Afikomen in plain sight Yula-Zubritsky

Who knew matza could be so versatile?


Leave a Reply