One of my favorite festivals, Pesach (Passover) is only a few days away. For 8 days, we commemorate the Exodus from Egypt. For those 8 days, we follow stricter-than-usual dietary rules. We eat unleavened matzo instead of bread. Pretty much all other wheat products, plus oats and barley, are forbidden. Ashkenazi tradition bans beans, legumes, rice, and corn, as well. Although I'm Ashkenazi, I now follow the less-strict Sepharic traditions, which allow those. Most people I know do, as well. But there's an important part: With all those food restrictions, Pesach is a feasting holiday. You're supposed to enjoy what you eat during the festival. You can dishes that you don't make year-round and everyone enjoys the food.