Most informants said that they bought relevant food items (matzoth for Pesah, Oznei-Oman for Purim, etc.) and/or cooked some traditional dishes (e.g.
Like in the FSU we made some effort to buy matzoth for Pesah to show our belonging to the Jewish group, or to stress our 'dissidence'--rather than express our religious piety.
For Pesah I bake a large, rich cake [laughs] and place matzoth on a plate next to it; I also make Russian potato salad and all the usual meals.
Despite their ideological negation of Judaic customs, many Christians (especially those partly Jewish) still comply with the 'laws of the land': pay some symbolic dues to the Jewish holidays (e.g., buy matzoth
on Pesah, light candles on Chanukah) and respect the basic demands of Judaism (e.g., not mixing dairy and meat foods, not eating pork, and not working on Shabbat).
Thus, we have it all double, twice as good: first kulichi and eggs for Easter and then matzoth and all that for Pesah [laughs] ...
Last Pesah, we bought enough matzoth to last for a week and organized seder.
My husband and my four sons all get together and we have a big meal that consists of familiar dishes that we like, but also matzoth. Since you cannot feed five grown men with just matzoth, we eat bread as well ...