It’s time for Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, and it’s traditional to eat sweet things at this time to usher in a sweet new year. Some of my favorite things to have for the holiday are the most basic. Apples dipped in honey (pomegranates in honey are also traditional) and challah bread dipped in honey. For Rosh Hashanah special round and sweet challahs are baked (sweeter than the usual ones) and they are so good! They are round to symbolize the circle of the year. It’s also traditional to try out new fruits that you’ve never had before. If you’re looking for a specific confection one that comes to mind is Teiglach. It’s made of small balls of sweet crunchy cake piled together with nuts and covered in a sticky honey glaze. Teiglach is kind of challenging to eat since you have to pull it apart in clumps, but it definitely is sweet! Its should be found at Moishe’s Kosher Bake Shop in the East Village and other kosher bakeries. Even if you’re not Jewish I encourage you to participate in these traditions and at least try out apples dipped in honey once in a while. Sometimes the simplest thing is the best.
Archive for September, 2008
This is my most painstakingly researched piece yet! A rundown and checklist of NYC’s best red velvet cupcakes! I encourage you to print it out and use it as a checklist!
I’ll be at the NY Anime Festival Sept. 26-28 – Jacob Javits Center – 655 West 34th Street
Here’s my schedule:
Friday 8PM – Signing Autographs in room 1A01
Friday 9PM – Yaoi Roundtable with guest Frank Pannone of Media Blasters and Kai-Ming Cha of PW Comics Week!
Not only will it be a lively discussion -we will be raffling off autographed yaoi manga and other prizes from Media Blasters and DMP!
Saturday 11:15AM – Cooking Manga Panel with guests from French Japanese Dessert Café Luxee! We will be offering a sneak peek at Oishinbo – the ultimate food manga! We will also be raffling off food manga including Kitchen Princess and other prizes.
Edible Manhattan just came out and I have a fun illustration in it of a unique cheese plate! Link here!
Check out the latest City Sweet Tooth in The L magazine about that East Village chocolate heaven, Chocolate Bar!
Remember to check out their Happy Hour special running through Sept. 15!