Rosh Hashanah, or Jewish New Year, is one of my favorite holidays. I love it because it generally falls around the end of summer, or early autumn, when a bounty of fruits and vegetables are at peak harvest. I get so many requests for my Paleo Rosh Hashanah Menu that I figured it would be important to share it with you.
Paleo Rosh Hashanah Menu
The Jewish New Year is a time filled with symbolic foods and so is our menu. According to one of my favorite food historians, Claudia Roden, at Rosh Hashanah “it is a widespread custom to eat a piece of apple dipped in honey while a prayer is said asking God for a sweet year.” Another custom is to eat a new fruit of the season, usually a pomegranate, hence the Pomegranate Salad I include at our High Holiday table. Roden adds that round foods such as meatballs are eaten to embody the aspiration that the year is full and rounded.
Apples Dipped in Honey
Happy New Year!
Many blessing to all of you my dearest readers for a gorgeous and health filled New Year! Leave a comment and let me know what your favorite dishes are to serve for Rosh Hashanah.