Why Rosh Hashanah Meals Are Different Anywhere You Go – Mashed

Posted By on September 23, 2022

While a Rosh Hashanah meal in Aleppo may differ from one in Antwerp, most holiday meals will have these traditional Jewish food items: matzo ball soup, gefilte fish, round challah (representing the cycle of the year), and a meat dish usually brisket, roasted chicken or fish. In addition, a balabusta (a Yiddish word for someone who knows their way around a kitchen) with a Sephardic background may also serve Ash-e-Reshteh, a Persian noodle and bean soup, or a tricolor Moroccan salad.

London-based restaurateur and cookbook author Yotam Ottolenghi's Middle Eastern roots are evident in his holiday dishes: roast chicken with saffron, hazelnuts, honey, and sea bass with harissa and rose. (Vegetarians can swap out meat for tofu or jackfruit.) Raised in Israel by Italian-Jewish and German-Jewish parents, Ottolenghi admits his Middle-Eastern cooking style along with his creative flair inspire his Rosh Hashanah menu more than his family's European traditions. His holiday meal, perEpicurious, includes eggplant, sweet potato, and figs, mograbiah (a Lebanese couscous) with oven-dried tomatoes, and apple and olive oil cake with maple cream cheese icing.

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