Tomorrow night, Jews around the world will ring in the New Year. And if your family's anything like mine, each guest will be greeted warmly with an obligatory kvetch along the lines of, "How early it is this year, Rosh Hashanah." And it's true—Rosh Hashanah does seem to have crept up on us this time around. But rather than panic, we're embracing the early New Year with some less-than-entirely-classic (or kosher, for that matter) recipes that make the best of the season. Of course, traditionalists needn't worry—we've got you covered, too. From bubbe's challah, kugel, and brisket, to some cookout-friendly twists, here are 17 recipes to kick off the Jewish New Year!
Salads and Starters
- Spiced Carrot Salad with Olives
- Arugula, Apple, and Pomegranate Salad with Cider-Honey Vinaigrette
- Carrot and Chickpea Salad with Fried Almonds
- Chicken Soup With Gondi (Iranian Chicken and Chickpea Dumplings)
- Bourbon Glazed Carrots
- Barbecue Brisket
- Coffee-Rubbed Beef Brisket With Parsley Couscous
- Sweet & Sour Brisket with Pomegranate Molasses and Dried Fruit
- Garlic and Rosemary Lamb Chops with Honey Cider Glaze
- Lamb Meatballs with Yogurt and Pomegranate Seed Sauce
- Honey Baked Chicken
- Honey Chipotle Wings
- Easy Grilled Cornish Hens and Zucchini
Challah and Kugel
Desserts and Drinks
- From sweet kugel to a glazed honey cake, see our complete guide to Rosh Hashanah desserts!
- Four Cocktails to Celebrate Rosh Hashanah
About the author: Niki Achitoff-Gray is the associate editor of Serious Eats and a part-time student at the Institute of Culinary Education. She's pretty big into pizza. Also, she likes offal. A lot.