Here's a sampling of some modern dishes to make your Rosh Hashanah celebration memorable and usher in the sweetness of the year to come.
If you have Rosh Hashanah recipes or traditions you'd like to share, please let us know!
Sandy Smith adds ginger and plums to spice things up in her Roasted Plum Tsimmes with Honey-Cider Reduction. The addition of dates in Heirloom Carrot Salad with Dates, Almonds and Herbs from Aliwaks are a sweet and soft contrast to the crunchy nuts. And contest winner Moroccan Carrot Salad with Harissa from Cordelia puts a North African twist on the traditional side dish.
No new year would be complete without melt-in-your-mouth brisket, preferably highly seasoned and slow-cooked like Mommy Elly's Brisket by melissav. If you're looking for something to signify the sweetness of the year to come, try Roasted Chicken with Honey, Lemon and Rosemary or Wine and Honey Salmon, two great recipes from aargersi. For a hearty one-dish idea, try Helenthenanny's recipe for The Jewish Texan's Hoppin' John, where Ashkenazi and Cajun traditions combine.
RellaBellaK's recipe for Twice Baked Sweet Potato & Parsnip Mash with Pecan Streusel Topping is hearty enough to stand up to brisket, but for a lighter side try Dandelion, Persimmon and Medjool Date Salad by Food Blogga.
It's likely that everyone will bring over something sweet, but if they don't (or if you're the one doing the "bringing"), go for a sophisticated take on one of the holiday's most popular desserts with The Perfect Apple Cake by Becky. Use the last of summer's bounty with Late Summer Plum Cake from JSCooks. Even though it's not traditionally reserved for Rosh Hashanah, would anyone really get upset if you showed up with a box of homemade ruggelach from deensiebat? We think not.