Apples, honey, cake and ...stew? A High Holidays festive food link roundup

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The Jewish holidays are divided (in my mind) into "food holidays" and "not food holidays."  The High Holy Days are the ultimate expression of this dichotomy.  On Rosh Hashana, we delight in foods that are sweet to ring in the New Year, and on Yom Kippur, we fast. 

The signature dish of Rosh Hashana is apples with honey, and for some, that is the only dish that comes to mind.  I have been discovering a number of exciting recipes and interesting Rosh Hashana food facts on the internet this year, resulting in this deliciously sweet Rosh Hashana culinary link roundup.

  • "Oh Honey!" A look at Rosh Hashana's favorite sweetener, with a recipe for honey cake. [Tablet]
  • Or, how about some apple cake for all the "honey cake haters?" [MyJewishLearning]
  • Pomegranates are all the rage this year, but they been a part of the Jewish New Year tradition since biblical days. [WRAL]
  • Who knew there was so much to apples and honey?  Check out this taste test with 6 types of apples and 3 varieties of honey. [Tablet]
  • Those weren't enough?  Here are some more honey reviews. [Mixed Multitudes]
  • Learn about apples, honey, fish, and econonomics of Israel. [JWeekly]
  • The Rosh Hashana seder - a distinctive Sephardic and Mizrahi New Year's tradition. [MyJewishLearning]
  • Soups and stews to break-fast Sephardi style. [JWeekly]
  • Reinventing brisket as pasta sauce, or what to do with all those leftovers. [Tablet]

And if you're looking for ideas for new fruit to try this year, check out this episode of My Jewish Learning's The Adventures of Todd and God!


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