Forget 2015 (that's so far away!) — get ready to party like it's 5775. This Wednesday evening, the shofar will sound and the Jewish year will change from 5774 to 5775. Honey bottles will be emptied, apples sliced, cakes baked, and bottles of Manischewitz drained.
Celebrate the new year with traditional Rosh Hashanah foods — beets, fish heads, pomegranates, carrots, leeks, dates, and, of course, apple cake — or show off your alternative side with something more New Age and fusion-y. And even if you aren't celebrating the holiday, these first bright fall days are reason enough to invite your friends over, cook dishes you missed over the summer, and reflect on the past year.
Bright red beet hummus by Nicholas Day
Nach Waxman's brisket of beef by Genius Recipes
Farro with roasted sweet potato, kale, and pomegranate seeds by Ann S
Crispy delicata rings with currant, fennel, and apple relish by TheWimpyVegetarian
Buttery braised leeks with crispy panko topping by amber wilson | for the love of the south
Roasted carrots with mustard greens and gremolata by EmilyC
James Peterson's baked fish fillets with butter and sherry by Genius Recipes
Winter panzanella with orange, roasted beets, and pomegranate seeds by Ann S
Butternut squash and cider soup by Amanda Hesser
Smoked trout pâté by healthierkitchen
Pomegranate roasted carrots by Melissa Clark
Rustic honey cake by thirschfeld
Heavenly apple cake by Veronica
Pumpkin rugelach with sage and walnuts by arielleclementine
Teddie's apple cake by Genius Recipes
Spiced pomegranate and orange caramels by kangarhubarb
This story was originally published on Food52.com: 18 Rosh Hashanah recipes for a sweet new year
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