Thursday, September 10, 2015

Choose Your Rosh Hashanah Menu: Sephardi, Ashkenazi or Asian (With a Hint of Israeli)

Haaretz's food specialist Vered Guttman curates three menus for you to wow your Jewish New Year guests.

By Vered Guttman

Sephardi and Mizrahi Jews start the Rosh Hashanah meal with a series of symbolic foods.
Each of the foods, including black eyed pea, squash, pomegranate and dates, are accompanied by a blessing, called Yehi Ratzones (Yehi ratzon, meaning “May it be your will” in Hebrew), based on their name in Hebrew or Arabic.
This opens a window of opportunity of making a whole meal based on these food items, all of them in season now.
It also gives the beginning of the new year a new meaning.

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