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Jewish Holidays

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Rosh Hashanah Chicken with Cinnamon and Apples

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Rosh Hashanah Chicken with Cinnamon and Apples from Metz, France.
Photo: Katherine Romanow
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Rosh Hashanah Chicken with Cinnamon and Apples from Metz, France.
Photo: Katherine Romanow

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Eating Jewish: Rosh Hashanah Chicken with Cinnamon and Apples from Metz

Apples are a central component on Rosh Hashanah tables, from the honey dipped apples eaten at the beginning of the evening meal in the hope that they will help bring about a good and sweet new year, to the apple cake eaten at the end of a meal. Thinking about all the apple-eating that happens on this holiday, I couldn’t help but notice that more often than not apples are used in the dishes that grace the dessert table. However, while flipping through Joan Nathan’s latest cookbook Quiches, Kugels, and Couscous (I think this is definitely one of my favorite cookbooks at the moment) my assumptions about apples and desserts were dispelled when I saw the recipe for Rosh Hashanah Chicken with Cinnamon and Apples from Metz. I got extremely excited about this dish and I knew that I had to make it seeing as apples don’t often make it into the savory dishes that I cook.

When the Jewish calendar and the fashion calendar conflict: My letter to Boston Fashion Week

Last week, I received an invitation to attend Fall... In Love With Fashion, billed as "a fun and chic night of fashion at Northshore Mall complete with runway fashion shows, hors d'oeuvres, cocktails & much more!" Sounds fun, right? I thought so, too, & was planning to attend - until I realized that the event falls on September 29th, which is Rosh Hashanah, one of the holiest of Jewish holidays.

Blessings for the Challah

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Blessing for the challah.

Photo by Etta King.

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Blessing for the challah.

Photo by Etta King.

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Righteously bouncing back: What baking challah means to me

The first thing you should know about making challah is this: DO NOT BE AFRAID! I find that many people are intimidated by the thought of making their own challah.

Apple Walnut Bread

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Apple walnut bread.

Photo by Katherine Romanow.

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Apple walnut bread.

Photo by Katherine Romanow.

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Apple Granita

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Apple granita.

Photo by Katherine Romanow.

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Apple granita.

Photo by Katherine Romanow.

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Eating Jewish: Apple cake - New twists on an old classic

Feasting is a central component to the celebrations of many, if not most, of the holidays on the Jewish calendar.

Kreplach

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Hand-made kreplach.
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Hand-made kreplach.
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Jewish Women's Archive. "Jewish Holidays." (Viewed on February 7, 2016) <http://jwa.org/topics/jewish-holidays>.

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