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Rosh Hashanah

Bimuelos de Kalavasa (Sephardic Pumpkin Patties)

Recipe by Susan Barocas

<em>Bimuelos de Kalavasa</em> (Sephardic Pumpkin Patties)

Pumpkin is a favorite ingredient in Sephardic cooking, found in cakes, soups, stews, puddings, jams and pancakes. Sephardic Jews include the fall fruit in dishes for Rosh Hashanah and Sukkot. At Chanukah, Syrian Jews are fond of savory pumpkin patties (kibbet yatkeen) while Sephardim from Turkey and Greece make deep-fried pumpkin fritters or sweet pancakes,

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Salmon with Pink Peppercorn Citrus Sauce

Recipe by Bonnie Benwick

Salmon with Pink Peppercorn Citrus Sauce

Submitted by Bonnie Benwick, reprinted with permission from The Washington Post. Photo courtesy of The Washington Post. Cookbook author Tina Wasserman (Entree to Judaism) sets a bountiful Passover table in her Dallas home. She shared this recipe with Post readers in 2009, and I’ve made it every year since. Not just for Pesach, either—because it

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Spiced Lamb Tagine with Currants and Israeli Couscous

Recipe by Jeff and Jodie Morgan

Spiced Lamb Tagine with Currants and Israeli Couscous

A North African tagine typically features slow-cooked meat, braised until it is tender. This richly textured stew is brimming with exotic spices, a touch of heat, and a hint of sweetness. The heady aromas that arise from the pol remind us of the shouk—or marketplace—in Jerusalem, where spice merchants line the ancient corridors of commerce.

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Tishpishti (Syruped Honey Nut Cake)

Recipe by Susan Barocas

<em>Tishpishti</em> (Syruped Honey Nut Cake)

There are many variations for this cake that is a Sephardic cousin of the Eastern European honey cake. This recipe has no eggs, being based on a very old way of baking cakes. Some add a few whole eggs while others still separate the eggs, beating the whites to create a lighter cake. There are recipes

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Apple and Honey Challah

Recipe by Abby Cherner

Apple and Honey Challah

Why serve apples, honey and challah separately when you can combine them all into one and enjoy them together? This majestic apple-studded round challah is perfect for Rosh Hashanah and for starting the new year off right. Photo by Josh Cherner. 

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Gravlax

Recipe by Hillary Busis

Gravlax

First and foremost: Gravlax is not what you’re used to piling high on a sesame bagel with scallion cream cheese, red onion and tomato. That sort of fish—also known as Nova or Scottish-style salmon—is brined, then smoked, a double-headed curing process that gives it its signature flavor and texture. Gravlax, though, cuts smoke out of

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Flourless Apple, Almond and Ginger Cake

Recipe by Lisa Goldberg

Flourless Apple, Almond and Ginger Cake

Sue Sanders found this recipe while working with a lady who is gluten intolerant. “At that time there weren’t many recipes for her dietary needs and I wanted to make a special cake for her birthday. It’s quite large, always popular and well suited for dessert. It’s also great for Passover—a bonus! The cake works

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Aunty Myrna’s Carrot Tzimmes

Recipe by Lisa Goldberg

Aunty Myrna’s Carrot <em>Tzimmes</em>

Aunty Myrna made these traditional Rosh Hashanah honeyed carrots each year. I can picture her telling me how it represents the wish for a sweet (thanks to the honey) and prosperous (the carrot “coins”) new year. The recipe calls for butter, but you can use margarine to make it pareve. Our Rosh Hashanah table always

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