25+ Recipes for a Memorable Rosh Hashanah MealRecipes
This year Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, begins at sundown September 25. Break out the honey and get baking — here are over 25 ways to celebrate.
Sep 15, 2023
20 Great Side Dishes for Rosh HashanahRecipes
Add some color to your holiday table.
Sep 15, 2023
My Grandpa’s Brisket Recipe Is Almost as Legendary as He Is
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It's not Rosh Hashanah without it.
May 16, 2023
Grilled Carrots Are the Most Underrated Side Dish You Should Be MakingRecipes
The caramelized smokiness is the perfect pairing to ultra creamy labneh.
Sep 24, 2022
This One Ingredient Instantly Upgrades Chicken and PotatoesRecipes
It's tangy and sweet and a delightful foil to rich chicken fat and starchy potatoes. 
Sep 12, 2022
Our Favorite Noodle Kugel RecipeRecipes
It takes a few steps outside of the traditional. 
Sep 10, 2022
Tzimmes Is a Celebration of Root VegetablesRecipes
And a classic part of the Rosh Hashanah table.
Sep 7, 2022
Braid Challah Like a Pro with This Step-by-Step GuideSkills
Shannon Sharna explains how to braid challah bread in four different styles.
Nov 22, 2021
This Instant Pot Chicken Soup with Herbed Matzo Balls Is Endlessly Nourishing Recipes
Every spoon of the golden liquid and every bite of a fluffy matzoh ball bring me back to my childhood home.
Sep 14, 2021
Anyone Can Make This Easy, Pillowy Sourdough Challah Recipes
Trust us, it's easier than it looks.
Sep 9, 2021
I Tried 4 Famous Chocolate Babka Recipes and Found a Clear Winner
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It boasts a moist, easy-to-make dough, a decadent chocolate filling, and the perfect ratio between the two.
Sep 6, 2021
This Chocolate-Tahini Babka Is Perfect for French ToastRecipes
We're hungry just thinking about it.
Sep 5, 2021
This New York Bakery-Style Chocolate Babka Reminds Me of My ChildhoodRecipes
It has picture-perfect chocolate swirls.
Sep 5, 2021
Attention, Bakers: This Stunning 7-Layer Honey Cake Is Calling Your NameRecipes
(It's a lot easier than it looks.)
Aug 29, 2021
Applesauce Cake with Hot Rum Sauce Will Get You So Excited About Fall Recipes
Bring on all the apple recipes.
Aug 18, 2021
I Start Dreaming About This Short Rib Borscht as Soon as the Weather Gets Cold
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It's like a big, warm hug.
Jan 7, 2021
Chocolate Pecan Pie Babka Is the Ultimate Dessert Mash-UpRecipes
Just look at that swirl!
Sep 25, 2020
This Is the Ultimate Fall Salad
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We'll be eating this sweet and savory salad all season long.
Sep 23, 2020
Rosh Hashanah Dinner, Redeemed in the Time of a PandemicRecipes
I’ll have more time to cook (and eat!) a special meal than I’ve had in a decade, even if I’m only officially cooking for two.
Sep 18, 2020
Our Mostly Frequently Asked Brisket Questions, Answered
Rosh Hashanah
We interviewed a chef and a grandmother to get a brisket walk-through.
Sep 17, 2020
Apple Honey Challah Pull-Apart Bread. Need We Say More?
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It's made for sharing — but you'll want it all for yourself.
Sep 14, 2020
How To Cook Classic Beef Brisket in the Slow CookerRecipes
More tender than Bubbe used to make.
Dec 3, 2018
Paula Shoyer Wants to Make Jewish Holiday Food a Little HealthierPeople
Welcome to Kitchn’s series Kitchn Crush, where we highlight some of the coolest, most inspiring people in food you need to know about right now. Rosh Hashana (the celebration of Jewish New Year) begins at sundown on Sunday, September 9, and from now until then Paula Shoyer‘s phone is going to be ringing off the hook.
Sep 7, 2018
Recipe: Pull-Apart Challah RollsRecipes
Individual knots of challah bread, rich with eggs and ready for a slathering of butter.
Nov 30, 2017
Festive Appetizers for Ringing in the Jewish New YearRecipes
These are the apps to make this Rosh Hashanah!
Sep 16, 2017
The 10 Most Beautiful Challah on PinterestSkills
A well-made loaf of challah bread is already on its way to being doughy perfection, but this supple dough is often braided to look like artwork. Whether you’re making a ring for Rosh Hashanah or a loaf for French toast, here are 10 lookers from Pinterest we can’t take our eyes off of. After taking a look at the gorgeous challah breads on this list, we hope you’ll be inspired to make your own. Layers upon layers of bittersweet chocolate give these round loaves zebra stripes.
Oct 3, 2016
Recipe: Honey Custards with Caramelized ApplesRecipes
Honey and apples are the most well-known foods eaten on Rosh Hashanah — the Jewish New Year — for nothing is more symbolic of a round, sweet year than apples and honey. No Rosh Hashanah meal is complete without a plate of apple slices passed around to each guest, followed by a bowl of honey; slices are dipped, the prayers said, and apple slices slippery with honey are eaten amid shouts of “L’Shanah Tova! Happy New Year!
Sep 14, 2015
Slow Cooker Brisket and OnionsRecipes
This old-fashioned pot roast, cooked quietly in the slow cooker all day with a mess of caramelized onions, makes a rich broth and meat that melts in your mouth.
Mar 29, 2015
A Modern Relish Tray for Thanksgiving: A Beautiful Whole CheesePeople
For our final Modern Thanksgiving Relish Tray (see our pickle board and spread of dips and crudités) I went a very untraditional route for Thanksgiving: cheese! I was looking for something that represented the Bay Area and our local bounty, something unique and delicious and maybe just a bit decadent. Something dramatic and singular and celebratory. Well, hello there, whole wheel of beautiful, buttery Mt. Tam! You’re looking marvelous!
Nov 18, 2014
A Modern Relish Tray for Thanksgiving: Fresh Vegetables & Creamy SpreadsPeople
While the relish tray was originally passed as a way to add a brisk and snappy appetizer element to the rich Thanksgiving meal, it’s not too surprising that people eventually started adding creamy mayo and sour cream-based dressings as something to dip those healthy carrot and celery sticks into. We took the middle road and offered creamy hummus and smoky eggplant dip on our second Modern Relish Tray (our first tray was all about pickles).
Nov 17, 2014
A Modern Relish Tray for Thanksgiving: Homemade Pickles & Rye CrackersRecipes
When Faith floated the idea of having the gang from The Kitchn gather at my house in Oakland to celebrate and shoot the 2014 Thanksgiving spread, I was thrilled. They would take care of everything, she promised, except maybe could I do a modern interpretation of the old-fashioned relish tray as appetizers? Absolutely! We ended up deciding on three trays: pickles, spreads, and cheese and fruit. Let’s start with my favorite: the pickle tray.
Nov 13, 2014
The Strange History of Manischewitz WineSkills
You probably are familiar with Manischewitz, that syrupy sweet wine. It’s not the most hip stuff, but its story is far more intriguing than you might expect. Modern Farmer has a look at the history of Manischewitz — and the story of how the biggest kosher company in the U.S. got started. Interesting fact right off the bat: the rabbi who started Manischewitz Wines was actually named Dov Behr Abramson (he bought the passport of a dead man to emigrate). Also?
Sep 26, 2014
Recipe: Honey Apple Mini Bundt CakeletsRecipes
Today we’re gonna party like it’s 5775. That’s right folks, the lunar new year is right around the corner, and we’re ringing in Rosh Hashanah with an extra special dessert! These honey apple cakelets are great for any fall occasion, really, but they also happen to contain symbolic ingredients for a good and sweet Jewish New Year. On Rosh Hashanah, it is customary to eat a snack of apples dipped into honey.
Sep 19, 2014
Apple Cider & Honey Mead Are the Perfect Drinks for Rosh Hashanah. Here Are 4 Picks for Your HolidayPeople
Many families celebrate Rosh Hashanah at home by eating apples dipped in honey. The apples’ round shape symbolizes the passing of time — Rosh Hashanah is the Jewish New Year after all. And the honey represents people’s hopes for sweet times ahead. This year, double up on the apple and honey tradition by toasting the New Year with hard apple ciders and mead (honey wine). Here are four good picks from two people who really know their cider and mead.
Sep 17, 2014
Why We Eat Brisket on Rosh HashanahPeople
From Texas to Tel Aviv, just about everyone loves brisket — the flavorful cut of beef found on the breast or lower chest of the cow. And what’s not to like? The slowly-cooked meat is exceptionally tender and moist with caramelized edges perfect for nibbling straight from the pan. There are many different ways to prepare brisket, from Texas-style barbecued brisket, to Irish corned beef. But I grew up eating Jewish-style brisket, particularly during Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year.
Sep 16, 2014
An Apple & Honey Cheese Board for Rosh HashanahRecipes
Every fall, Rosh Hashanah (the Jewish New Year) rolls around right as the apple harvest comes into full swing. The timing could not be more fortuitous, since apples dipped in honey are the holiday’s best known food symbol — an edible representation of one’s wishes for a sweet and round year ahead.
Sep 15, 2014
Recipe: Stuffed Eggplants with Herbed BulgurRecipes
When the heat begins to break and you start spotting pomegranates at the market, you know that fall is creeping up, bring with it new school schedules, pumpkin patches, and apple picking. For some of us, this seasonal transition also represents the start of a brand new year. With Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, around the corner and fall in the air, I bring you a crowd-pleasing vegetarian dish of eggplants stuffed with herbed bulgur, pomegranate seeds, and pine nuts.
Sep 15, 2014
5 Tips for Setting Up a Better Holiday BuffetPeople
Setting up a buffet table like the one for our Cozy Holiday Potluck might not seem like a part of the gathering that needs a lot of attention. Cover a table with a tablecloth and let guests drop off dishes as they arrive, right?! Even so, I think putting just five minutes of thought into the buffet table will make your life easier and help the whole evening go off without a hitch.
Dec 13, 2013
Recipe for Rosh Hashanah: Apple Butter ChallahRecipes
I have never met a challah I did not like. There is simply something magical about the puffed, egg-enriched loaves that sit at the center of many Jewish holiday meals and that make an extravagant base for French toast. And yet as a kid, I would count down the days to Rosh Hashanah when my mom would bring home challah baked specially for the holiday.
Sep 3, 2013
A Food-Lover’s Guide to Rosh HashanahKitchen
This year, the two-day holiday of Rosh Hashanah begins the evening of September 4, kicking off the Jewish High Holiday season. Often called The Jewish New Year, Rosh Hashanah is considered the spiritual head of the year and is a time of both great joy and introspection. It is sister holidays with Yom Kippur, the Jewish Day of Atonement, which follows ten days later.
Aug 28, 2013
How To Make Challah BreadRecipes
This step-by-step recipe is perfect for beginners.
Dec 4, 2012
Rosh Hashanah Recipe: Sweet & Savory Challah PoppersRecipes
Have you noticed that challahs reinvent themselves each year for the Jewish New Year? All year long, we shape our challahs into beautiful braids. On Rosh Hashanah, our challahs are round to symbolize the cycle of the year. Just like our challahs, the new year is a time when we too can consider how to transform ourselves in a positive way during the coming year.
Sep 20, 2011
Bite-Sized Beauties: Making Dorie Greenspan’s RugelachRecipes
Hannukah may be over, but not our craving for rugelach. Apparently, Emily Weinstein of Diner’s Journal feels the same.Now that she’s mastered the basics of cooking, Weinstein has set her sights on learning how to bake…with a little help from Dorie Greenspan! Rugelach was in oven last week, and Emily shares some great tips from her baking guru.Rugelach is one of those cookie recipes that everyone should make at least once.
Dec 15, 2010
Rosh Hashanah Desserts from The Kosher BakerRecipes
Quick: close your eyes, and picture your favorite Jewish foods. What do you see? Brisket, latkes, matzoh ball soup, kugel… What, no cakes or tarts? No scones, pies, or brownies? But take heart. Paula Shoyer, a lawyer-turned-pastry chef trained in Europe, recently came out with a new cookbook, The Kosher Baker (Brandeis University Press, 2010), just in time for Rosh Hashanah.
Sep 7, 2010
Apples & Honey (& Pears!): Desserts for Rosh HashanahPeople
Among the loveliest holiday traditions is the eating of apples and honey for Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year. (It begins at sundown on Friday, September 18, this year.) Dipping apples in honey symbolizes the hope for a sweet year ahead, and cooks may also incorporate these ingredients into desserts for the holiday meal.
Sep 14, 2009
Slow-Cooker Brisket & Onions
Slow-Cooker Brisket & Onions
Jan 18, 2017