• Andrew Zimmern’s Rosh Hashanah Menu


Recipes for Rosh Hashanah

The two day celebration of Rosh Hashanah is a time for reflection and repentance, but it probably doesn’t surprise you that my favorite part is the food. Here are a few of my best family recipes to help you ring in the new year. I know you’ll love them, whether you’re Jewish or not. Just a warning: I don’t keep kosher in my house, so not all of these recipes are kosher friendly.


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My Grandmother’s Chopped Chicken Liver

My grandmother made this to-die-for dish for every holiday. She always had enough food for twice as many people as required, cooked everything in schmaltz, laid out trays of bread topped with butter and anchovies and, in general, kicked ass all over the kitchen. Get the recipe >>>



Endive Celeriac Avocado Salad

Endive, Celeriac & Avocado Salad

Bitter, sweet, salty and tart, this salad is simple and easily one of my favorites to serve at fall dinner parties. Get the recipe >>>




Killer Potato Latkes

These potato pancakes are so good that posting the recipe alone is a mitzvah (blessing) of the highest order. Get the recipe >>>



Braised Duck Legs

Apple-Cider Braised Duck Legs

In this dish, I accent duck with apples and honey for a main course that I can multiply easily to feed a dozen guests. The key to these braised duck legs is the balance between the sweet (apples, veg and honey) and the acidic (vinegar). Get the recipe >>>



Zahav Lamb Shoulder

Braised Lamb with Pomegranate Molasses

This dish is the best of all possible worlds—smoky and crispy, soft and tender, sweet and savory—and it’s a celebration all by itself. Get the recipe >>>




Braised Carrots with Orange, Honey & Ginger

The flavor combination of carrots, curry, orange and ginger is amazing, not to mention incredibly nutritious. Get the recipe >>>



Noodle Kugel

Noodle Kugel

A traditional casserole of egg noodles or potatoes, kugel is a mainstay of the Jewish holiday menu. Studded with raisins and apricots, creamy and rich with cottage cheese and sour cream, my family’s noodle kugel is the best one around. Get the recipe >>>



Apple Crumb Cake

Apple Crumb Cake

I make this delicious apple crumb cake throughout the whole Minnesota apple season; it’s one of my favorite autumnal treats. Chock-full of apples, it’s super moist, fruit-forward and really easy to make. Get the recipe >>>



Almond Orange Cake

Almond and Orange Cake with Poached Plum Compote

This flavorful almond and orange cake is really easy, even for a dessert hack like me. Get the recipe >>>



Like these recipes? You may also enjoy these desserts: 

Beehive Cake
Apple Tarte Tatin
Fried Apple Hand Pies
Caramel Pear Galette
Chewy Chocolate Meringues


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