Monthly Archives: August 2007

Decoded Dinner

Rosh Hashanah is the Jewish version of New Year’s Eve, but the festive meal served during the holiday is the Jewish culinary rival to an American Thanksgiving — it also includes slow-cooking a big hunk of meat (brisket) and preparing … Read More

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Rosh Hashanah Dinner Menu: Pomegranate Cocktail

On the second night of Rosh Hashanah Jews are supposed to eat a "new fruit" to represent a new year. MyJewishLearning explains: This tradition has become a way literally to taste the newness of the year, by enjoying an unfamiliar … Read More

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Rosh Hashanah Dinner Menu: Chocolate-Honey Layer Cake

The holiday calls for honey, so here’s honey. Both the batter and frosting in this recipe are drenched in it. In fact, the honey in this recipe is like that one main chick in the Pussycat dolls: She's the face … Read More

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Rosh Hashanah Dinner Menu: Honey Balls

Honey-drenched dough balls traditionally eaten on Rosh Hashanah are called teiglach. They're kind of like Jewish sticky buns. This recipe offers a method for serving small balls for a more elegant presentation or glued together in a cake. Click here … Read More

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Rosh Hashanah Dinner Menu: Cauliflower-Leek Kugel

Kugel is the Yiddish word for casserole. The widely known traditional preparation with egg noodles originated about 800 years ago in Germany. Which is why this dish needs a face-lift. We like the recipe below for a cauliflower-leek variation found … Read More

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Rosh Hashanah Dinner Menu: Roasted Sweet Carrots and Parsnips

The traditional carrot dish served on Rosh Hashanah is called tzimmes. It consists of sliced carrots cooked in honey and flavored with cinnamon, sometimes with the addition of dried fruits. Other traditional recipes made with meat often include sweet potatoes. … Read More

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Rosh Hashanah Dinner Menu: Golden Couscous

This couscous recipe really lives up to its name. It makes great use of late-summer corn on the cob, which adds wonderful sweetness and crunch along with the yellow peppers. And, as you see below, it’s so golden it almost … Read More

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Poetry Slam for Peace

I used to hang out with a bunch of slam poets. They were much much cooler than me, as indicated by their rockin’ hair (this was before the era of Tamar with purple hair) clothes with chains, and one of … Read More

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