Friday, September 18, 2009

Rosh Hashanah Celebrations

The Jewish New Year, Rosh Hashanah, starts tonight, and that means family dinners. There are a variety of classic dishes families turn to for these celebrations, including brisket, challah, tzimmes (honey baked carrots) and kugel (a sweet pasta or potato based dish). Some of it is just family tradition, and other dishes are chosen for symbolism. For example, Rosh Hashanah meals typically include apples and honey to represent a sweet new year.

For my family it always means brisket for sure and probably carrots. I'm in charge of dessert this year, and I debating whether I should go traditional or just plain delicious. Something with honey would be traditional, but not quite sure it sounds very exciting. Hmm...

Here are some options!

Happy New Year!

A beautiful film and related NY Times article.



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