A worker inspects cut matzoh squares for defects before they go into the oven at the Manischewitz plant in Newark, NJ. Photography by Amy Roth, on assignment for Edible Jersey.

A worker inspects cut matzoh squares for defects before they go into the oven at the Manischewitz plant in Newark, NJ. Photography by Amy Roth, on assignment for Edible Jersey.

I just received my copy of Edible Jersey's summer issue and opened it to find the story I photographed at the Manischewitz plant in Newark, NJ. I just love going on assignment for the magazine because it takes me out of my little studio and lets me meet people I otherwise never would cross paths with. I learned quite a lot about matzoh history and production on the tour, too! Pick up a copy of the magazine on newsstands if you'd like to be similarly edified by Diana Cercone's excellent article. Below, a few more of my favorite images from the shoot.

Matzoh dough gets the spa treatment with rollers at the Manischewitz plant in Newark, NJ. Photography by Amy Roth, on assignment for Edible Jersey.

Matzoh dough gets the spa treatment with rollers at the Manischewitz plant in Newark, NJ. Photography by Amy Roth, on assignment for Edible Jersey.

Baked matzoh rides the conveyor belt to the packaging area. Photography by Amy Roth, on assignment for Edible Jersey.

Baked matzoh rides the conveyor belt to the packaging area. Photography by Amy Roth, on assignment for Edible Jersey.

Rabbi Yonah Hayum led the tour of the Manischewitz factory floor. Photography by Amy Roth, on assignment for Edible Jersey.

Rabbi Yonah Hayum led the tour of the Manischewitz factory floor. Photography by Amy Roth, on assignment for Edible Jersey.

Though the manufacturing process is a wonder, I was most impressed by the workers at the Manischewitz plant. So many of them have been there for years and years and everyone had a smile and a kind word for us as we passed through. Photography by Amy Roth, on assignment for Edible Jersey.

Though the manufacturing process is a wonder, I was most impressed by the workers at the Manischewitz plant. So many of them have been there for years and years and everyone had a smile and a kind word for us as we passed through. Photography by Amy Roth, on assignment for Edible Jersey.

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