For every Rosh Hashanah my grandma cooks up the same recipes. Don't try suggesting that she do otherwise. My mom's suggestions of couscous instead of rice last week was swiftly dismissed. So, itching to break free from the loving (but tyrannical) rule of my grandma, I've put together a menu for those who might want something a little bit different for the holiday, but also don't want to incur the wrath of bubbe.
'Rosh Hashanah' on Serious Eats
Want to wash down your apple cake with something festive? These four drinks (made with apple spirits, cider, and sometimes a touch of honey) are a delicious way to start the new year.
From classics like challah, kugel, and brisket, to some non-traditional and innovative twists, here are 17 recipes to kick off the Jewish New Year!
From honey cakes to kugel to apple cider doughnuts and homemade challah, we have you covered for a sweet Rosh Hashanah.
Honey, warm spices, coffee, apple cider, and whiskey--even if you're not celebrating Rosh Hashanah, this cake will put you in a festive mood.
Honey, warm spices, coffee, apple cider, and whiskey— this cake will put you in a festive fall mood.
Celebrate the Jewish New Year in a new way, with Apples & Honey ice cream from Chozen.
Here are recipes from Jews around the world who have taken traditional Rosh Hashanah flavors and concepts and adapted them to local customs and ingredients. Turkish leek croquettes, lamb biryani, chickpea cakes, and plenty more in this menu of global recipes.
Celebrate Rosh Hashanah with these recipes starring apples and honey (plus a cache of cookies, challah, kugel, and more!)
While planning an elaborate holiday feast, topped off with a heaping dose of religion and family pressure, can seem intimidating, it really just requires some planning (which we've conveniently done for you) and perhaps a bottle of wine to calm your nerves. We have a day-by-day prepping plan and menu for your upcoming Rosh Hashanah.
With Rosh Hashanah ahead, the Gefilteria has been busy making kosher gefilte fish. Revile the gray, bleak-looking fish patties you may but this Brooklyn-based company uses ground whitefish, pike, and salmon instead of the more traditional, and much less sustainable, carp.
Here are six recipes for rugelach that would make a great addition to your Rosh Hashanah table.
In the Jewish faith, Rosh Hashanah marks the new year, and is often celebrated with apples and honey to symbolize the sweet year that is to come.
With Rosh Hashanah ahead, it's the perfect time to settle in to some quality Jewish comfort food. Lucky for us, Noah and Rae Bernamoff, the enterprising duo behind Brooklyn (and now Manhattan's) Mile End Deli have just released an impressively comprehensive cookbook on everything from the restaurant's famous Montreal-style smoked meat and belly-warming chicken soup to DIY sour pickles and rye bread. Enter to win your copy here.
There's a lot of mediocre challah in this city. Here we separate the wheat from the chaff and try to identify the city's quality loaves in a range of styles for every kind of Rosh Hashanah.
Shanah Tovah from all of us here at SE headquarters! We wanted to celebrate the Jewish New Year starting on Wednesday at sundown the SE way, with recipes from our go-to sources for Jewish holiday cooking, Joan Nathan and Arthur "The Food Maven" Schwartz. Make the coming year a sweet one by snacking on apples dipped in honey. What's on your Rosh Hashanah menu this year? The traditional menu, or are you adding a new spin?
When we wanted to find some seriously delicious recipes for Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish new year that begins tonight at sunset, we immediately reached out to Joan Nathan and Arthur "The Food Maven" Schwartz. Both Joan and Arthur have been our go-to sources for Jewish holiday cooking; their brisket and honey cake recipes continue to elicit oohs and ahhs from family members. Shanah Tovah!
[Photograph: Robyn Lee] I'm going to 'fess up here. I don't fast the way you're supposed to on Yom Kippur, the Jewish day of repentance that begins on Sunday night. Not that I don't have plenty to repent for—it's just that I've decided to repent while eating. But even though I don't fast I still look forward to a traditional (or even untraditional) Break Fast meal. On Monday night we were invited to break the fast with some good friends of ours who live in our apartment building. They'll have a fantastic platter of smoked fish, bagels, and cream cheese, which is the traditional break fast meal in my experience. But to kick it up a notch, Jewish-style, we're...