If I had to offer you one piece of advice on Seder going, it'd be this: Don't go hungry. Even in my family's significantly...abridged version, you're a good hour and two glasses of wine in before you see solid food. Tonight being the first night of Passover, one of the most important Jewish holidays (and definitely the tastiest), there'll be a lot of Seders going on. If you're lucky enough to snag an invite, you'll want to read through this and bone up on your Seder knowledge. If you didn't get an invite, here's a hint: the holiday is all about welcoming everyone into your home, so lay the pressure on a friend. Or, if you're really hard up, find a door left open for the prophet Elijah (part of the Passover tradition) and wander in. Read on for a bit of what you'll want to know to be prepared:
Matzoh ball density preference is an extremely personal thing. Here's the thing: some people like floaters, and some like sinkers. It's like Yankees vs. Mets: there is no middle ground. If you get served a ball of fluff in your soup and you're a sinker kind of person, it's fine, just take note and make sure you don't forget next time check ahead of time with any potential Seder hosts. If you're a floater kind of person, no problem. Just be so kind as to escort yourself out of my house. Now.