Category: Rosh Hashanah

Germany: Challah

“ברוך אתה ה’ אלקינו מלך העולם המוציא לחם מן הארץ” Baruch atah Adonai, Eloheinu melech haolam, hamotzi lechem min ha-aretz. (Blessed are You, Lord our G.d, King of the Universe, who brings forth bread from the earth)

Germany: Lekach

196 Flavors celebrates its second Rosh Hashanah or Jewish New Year. The term Rosh Hashanah means “head of the year”. In the Hebrew calendar, the new year begins on Rosh Hashanah, the first of the month of Tishrei, which was precisely this Thursday.

Austria: Apfelstrudel

Strudel is the name given by the Israelis to the @ sign. When you know that strudel means whirlwind in German, it is easy to understand why!

Syria: Ejjeh B’kerrateh (Leek Fritters)

יְהִי רָצוֹן מִלְּפָנֶיךָ ה’ אֱלֹהינוּ וֵאלֵֹהי אֲבוֹתֵינוּ, שֶׁיִּכָּרְתוּ אוֹיְבֵינוּ וְשׂוֹנְאֵינוּ וְכָל מְבַקְשֵׁי רָעָתֵנוּ May it be Your will, Lord our G d and the G d of our fathers, that our enemies, haters, and those who wish evil upon us shall be cut down.

Iran: Khoresh-e Fesenjān

Khoobi? I hadn’t cooked this recipe in at least 10 years. I discovered it about 12 years ago at my Persian girlfriend’s house. I only had fesenjoon 3-4 times in my life and I still have very good memories of it.

Israel: Halva with Pecans and Almonds

Since the birth of 196 F, I was waiting for the day I would publish a recipe from a country that is very dear to me, a country I just came back from 5 days ago and that I always have such a hard time leaving: Israel .