Passover, lasting seven days (eight days in the Diaspora outside of Israel) from the 15th of Nissan on the Jewish calendar, is a springtime festival of freedom commemorating the Jewish people's miraculous liberation from 210 years of Egyptian servitude, as recounted in the Book of Exodus. Passover is regarded as the emergence of the Jewish nation, leaving the shackles of slavery and leading up to the acceptance of the sovereignty of the One God and His holy Torah. During Passover, the Torah forbids both the possession and consumption of chometz (leavened grain). In addition to abstaining from leavened grain products, Ashkenazi Jews customarily forgo other grain-based foods (known as kitniyot), such as corn, rice, beans, and legumes during the holiday. Many also have a custom not to eat foods made with baked matzah that has come into contact with liquid (known as gebrokts). All the Passover recipes featured on 'Bourbon and Schmaltz' are gluten-free/non-gebrokts.