To all our neighbors who are celebrating Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, we wish you a happy 5779!
The holiday commemorates the creation of the world and marks the beginning of the Days of Awe, a 10-day period of introspection and repentance, which culminates with Yom Kippur, also known as the Day of Atonement. Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur are the two “High Holy Days” in the Jewish religion.
New year celebrations differ with each individual’s level of religious affiliation and observation of tradition, but many celebrations involve specific food traditions. One traditional taste of the holiday is apples dipped in honey, which symbolize a sweet new year filled with hope, good health and happiness. (And, of course, we at the Buzz loooove honey!)
Another traditional dish enjoyed by many families during Rosh Hashanah is kugel, a baked noodle pudding. So as the Buzz’s gift to you, we offer this recipe for “Exciting Noodle Kugel” (thus named because it includes – *spoiler alert * – Worcestershire and Tabasco sauces, as well as other savory ingredients such as onion and garlic). It was first published in 2015 by the New York Times, which in turn found it in a 1950 cookbook published by the women of a Larchmont, NY synagogue.
So it definitely seems appropriate to share here in Larchmont, Los Angeles. Enjoy!