recipe: Favorite Rosh Hashanah dishes celebrate bounty
Mary Bilyeu | Contributor
But Rosh Hashanah is also a time of celebration, of hopes for a happy year. And so it is customary to eat sweet foods, and apples dipped in honey is just one notable tradition. People often eat foods that represent bounty (such as pomegranates, with their numerous seeds, or sliced carrot coins), as well as round foods which are symbolic of the circle of the year and of life.
I've compiled a list of some favorite dishes that would be perfect to serve for a holiday dinner, or for any time of year.
Shanah Tovah! [shah-NAH toh-VAH] = May you have a good year!
Serving dish for apples and honey (Mary Bilyeu, Contributor)
Apple Almond Kugel (one of my most requested recipes)
Cider-Braised Chicken (my very favorite chicken dish)
Vanilla Cakes with Caramelized Bananas (pictured above)
Loaves of round challah with raisins (Mary Bilyeu, Contributor)
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The phrase "You Should Only Be Happy" (written in Hebrew on the stone pictured in this post) comes from Deuteronomy 16:15 and is a wish for all her readers - when you come to visit here, may you always be happy.