This weekend brings with it one of my favourite Jewish holidays: Rosh Hashanah, which marks the beginning of the new year.
(Of course, as the goyish half in my relationship, my exposure to Jewish high holidays is basically limited to showing up for Rosh Hashanah and Passover meals, so choosing my favourite isn’t exactly a hard decision. Challah always wins over matzoh, no question about it.)
A traditional Rosh Hashanah supper includes several symbolic foods that appear throughout the meal: apples and honey to represent wishes for a sweet new year, round challahs to represent continuity and the cycle of one year into the next, fish for fertility and plentifulness, and pomegranates for fruitfulness, among others.
Regardless of whether or not you celebrate, it’s certainly the right time of year to indulge in these delicious flavours, so I’ve picked out five gorgeous recipes to get you in the mood.
And for those of you who do celebrate, wishing you a very sweet new year. L’Shana Tova!
Mizuna, Pomegranate and Persimmon Salad (Scandi Foodie)
Apple Cider Baked Chicken (Gimme Some Oven)
Apple and Honey Challah (Smitten Kitchen)
Apple and Goat Cheese Tartlets with Thyme Honey (Seven Spoons)
Barely-Done Brownies with Pomegranate Seeds (Licking the Plate)