Archive: Jewish Holidays

Rosh Hashanah Sweets and Savories

Tomorrow at sundown marks the beginning of year 5767 in the Jewish calendar and the beginning of the High Holidays (Yom Kippur follows 10 days later on Oct. 1). As is the case with several other Jewish holidays, Rosh Hashanah is rich with food symbolism. Challah, the egg-based dough that's typically braided for weekly Sabbath dinners, "is coiled into rounds of a higher symbolic order" for the auspicious occasion, explains Post Food section's Bonnie Benwick. Apples and honey also play a central role, representing hopes for a sweet and joyous year ahead. Variations on the theme include an apple cake with honey sauce, a cozy apple coffee cake or, if you're in need of something gluten free, an apple cake made with almond meal, a Passover classic equally good at this time of year. In his cookbook "Olive Trees and Honey," Gil Marks includes several savory ideas using winter squash,...

By Kim ODonnel | September 21, 2006; 12:22 PM ET | Comments (2) | TrackBack (0)


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