Wednesday, September 8, 2010
Although I am not Jewish, I love Jewish cooking! It is warm, inviting and absolutely delicious! I think one of the best times of Jewish cooking is Rosh Hashanah.
Rosh Hashanah celebrates the beginning of the Jewish year, the creation of Adam and Eve, and begins the ten days of repentance. It is taught that on Rosh Hashanah, God opens his book and inscribes your name in his book with his plans for your life in the year ahead.
What I love most about the meal is the symbolism. Every element has a meaning; apples dipped in honey to symbolize a sweet life, pomegranates to symbolize the commands in the Torah, (There are said to be 613 seeds in a pomegranates, the same number of commands in the Torah.) round loaves of bread symbolizing the circle of life, and cooked carrot slices symbolizing prosperity.
Tonight I will be making Honey Chicken, Carrot Tzimmes, Apples and Pears dipped in Honey, Pomegranates, Challah loaves, Matzah Ball Soup and an Apple Krugle.
For more information on Rosh Hashanah or for recipes please visit the links below.
May you be inscribed and sealed for a good year!
Holiday origins and information
When to light the candles