Category Archives: Jewish and Israeli Food

Classic Rosh Hashanah Honey Cake

Sep 14, 2017  |  By Shira Goldstein
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Rosh Hashanah simply wouldn’t be complete without a delicious, sticky honey cake to serve up for breakfast, dessert, or afternoon tea throughout the holiday. A decadent combination of sweet honey and warm spices, it’s great with coffee after a long morning at synagogue and for me, it’s the true taste of the Jewish New Year! This recipe is the hands-down favorite at our office, so we highly recommend it for […]

 

Rosh Hashanah Menu Ideas for a Sweeter New Year!

Sep 07, 2017  |  By Shira Goldstein
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Rosh Hashanah has some wonderfully weird food traditions: we dip round challah into honey (not salt), eat through a range of foodstuffs called simanim, and indulge in juicy, seed-filled pomegranates. We dip apples and challah into honey because sweet foods are seen as a charm for a sweet year ahead. Some people take this even further and completely eschew their standard festive staples in favor of a sweet-centric menu featuring honeyed […]

 

How-To Guide: Rosh Hashanah Seder

Aug 31, 2017  |  By Shira Goldstein
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Yes, you read that right: seder! Although the word makes you think of Pesach (and perhaps of Tu B’Shvat), the Jewish New Year has a unique array of special customs, including a seder of its own. The Rosh Hashanah seder takes place only on the first night of the holiday – on the second night, it’s traditional to eat a new fruit (often a pomegranate) instead. Rather than matzah and […]