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20 Round Foods for Your Rosh Hashanah Table

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Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, begins this Sunday, October 2nd—and with it comes, traditionally sweet, yeasty challah, matzo ball soup, and apples dipped in honey. What do these things have in common? Their friendly roundness, which symbolizes the ongoing nature of time, the round-and-round-ness of the year. (Similarly, nothing on the Rosh Hashanah table is bitter or sour—sweet is favored for a sweet new year.)

Why stop with challah? Make these 20 round recipes for Rosh Hashanah dinner:

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Jessica Fechtor's Five-Fold Challah
Jessica Fechtor's Five-Fold Challah
Heavenly Apple Cake
Heavenly Apple Cake
Apple Dumplings
Apple Dumplings
Yogurt and Beet Salad in the Persian Manner
Yogurt and Beet Salad in the Persian Manner
Marian Burros' Plum Torte
Marian Burros' Plum Torte
Matzo Ball Soup
Matzo Ball Soup
Mexican Chocolate Churro Rounds
Mexican Chocolate Churro Rounds
Savory Potato & Onion Knishes
Savory Potato & Onion Knishes
Joan Nathan's Chosen Matzo Ball Soup
Joan Nathan's Chosen Matzo Ball Soup
Chocolate Chip Sour Cream Coffee Cake with Apples
Chocolate Chip Sour Cream Coffee Cake with Apples
Deviled Eggs; Purgatory Edition
Deviled Eggs; Purgatory Edition
Beet and Carrot Fritters with Dill and Yogurt Sauce
Beet and Carrot Fritters with Dill and Yogurt Sauce
Russian Honey Cake
Russian Honey Cake

Many tiny circles!

Deborah Madison's Lentil Salad with Mint, Roasted Peppers, and Feta Cheese
Deborah Madison's Lentil Salad with Mint, Roasted Peppers, and Feta Cheese
Alice Medrich's New Classic Coconut Macaroons

Alice Medrich's New Classic Coconut Macaroons by Genius Recipes

Spice-Drawer Carrot and Coconut Macaroons

Spice-Drawer Carrot and Coconut Macaroons by Alice Medrich

Lindsey Shere's Baked Caramel Pears
Lindsey Shere's Baked Caramel Pears
Herbed Goat Cheese and Root Vegetable Galette
Herbed Goat Cheese and Root Vegetable Galette
Prune and Chocolate Rugelach
Prune and Chocolate Rugelach
Joan Nathan's Chosen Challah
Joan Nathan's Chosen Challah

What's on your Rosh Hashanah table? Share the menu with us in the comments.


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Tags: rosh hashanah, challah