Foods to celebrate Jewish New Year

GOLDEN VALLEY, Minn. – Rosh Hashanah begins at sundown on Wednesday.

Cantor Mitch Kowitz, author of Kosher Cuisine for a New Generation, came by KARE Saturday to share some foods to celebrate the Jewish New Year.

Traditional foods for Rosh Hashanah include baked chicken and potatoes, Challah Bread, sliced apple with honey and Carrot Tzimmes. Kowitz shared his recipe for Carrot Tzimmes with us.


Serving suggestion: serve with either brisket or cooked chicken


2 to 3 teaspoons olive oil

2 slices of canned diced pineapple

4 to 6 carrots, thinly sliced

1 mango cubed

4 tablespoons brown sugar

1/2 teaspoon nutmeg

1/4 cup pineapple juice

1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

Salt and pepper to taste

1 tablespoon of honey (optional)


1. In a large saucepan, warm the oil over low heat. Stir in the carrots. Cook the carrots for 10 to 15 minutes. The cooked carrots should be firm but not crunchy.

2. Stir in the brown sugar, pineapple juice salt and pepper.

3. Simmer over low heat for 7 to 10 minutes. Stir in the Mango, Pineapple, and cinnamon. Simmer for another 3 to 5 minutes. Remove from heat. Serve warm as a side dish.

Yield: 4 servings


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