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Rosh Hashanah

Joy’s Poppy Seed Loaf

Recipe by Gracie Goldberg

Joy’s Poppy Seed Loaf

My mom doesn’t cook much, but when she does it is usually a dessert. She is most famous for her chocolate chip pumpkin loaf, her pumpkin pie, and this, a poppy seed loaf. Serve it toasted for breakfast or with a scoop of ice cream for dessert. A poppy seed loaf is perfect for every occasion!

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Nonnie’s Apricot Chicken

Recipe by Gracie Goldberg

Nonnie’s Apricot Chicken

Growing up, it was always a huge deal when we got to sleepover at Nonnie’s (my maternal grandmother) house in the foggy Marina neighborhood of San Francisco. Every time we went to Nonnie’s house we always requested three things for dinner, kasha and shells, donuts for desserts from our favorite spot on Chestnut Street and

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Apple Honey Ginger Torte

Recipe by Annabel Epstein

Apple Honey Ginger Torte

Have you heard of the famous Marian Burros Plum torte? First published in the New York Times by Marian Burros in 1983, the recipe was published every year after that until 1995, when the editor of the Times decided that people just needed to clip it, laminate it and put it on their fridge once

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Slow Cooker Apple Butter

Recipe by Judith Rontal

Slow Cooker Apple Butter

Welcome in fall with the comfort of warm spices and sweet apples. Use the power of the slow cooker to turn even those sad, bruised apples into a smooth apple butter that’s perfect for your Rosh Hashanah meal and holiday snacks. Slather it on some challah or spoon it on top of a roast—there are

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Fesenjoon

Recipe by Susan Barocas

<em>Fesenjoon</em>

Recipe contributed by Ellie Ashoori. Fesenjoon (also known as fesenjan) is a staple at Persian Jewish simchas—weddings and engagement parties, b’nai mitzvot and brits. There are two reasons. First, turkey is considered a more luxurious and gamey meat in Iran, and second, walnuts have always been considered a more pricey and festive ingredient (as is pomegranate

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Shirazi Cucumber and Pomegranate Salad

Recipe by Najmieh Batmanglij

Shirazi Cucumber and Pomegranate Salad

Shiraz is the Persian city of poets and the closest to the tribal regions of Iran, where my inspiration for this salad originated. This salad is a favorite throughout the Silk Road region and can be found, with slight variations, in almost every country there. Editor’s note: Shiraz was one of the three main cities

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Leek and Spinach Frittata

Recipe by Dean Gold

Leek and Spinach Frittata

Leeks are a traditional ingredient in the Sephardic Rosh Hashanah menu. In our local area, spinach makes a reappearance after the hot summer so it is featured as a “new” vegetable. In Italy, frittata is traditionally served room temperature in wedges. It is also great served warm with chopped tomatoes, basil and olive oil spooned

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