Recently I was searching for a previous supplement in one of my supplement binders and I came across the first Family Table Tishrei supplement I worked on. It was published in issue 309, which is exactly 502 issues and ten years ago. I loved seeing that a solid handful of the recipes in there are still making waves — we still get requests for them now and then, and we know they’re on some of our readers’ annual Succos menus. It was also interesting to analyze the props and photography style throughout the supplement. I would have thought they’d be completely outdated, but they weren’t at all. Prop styling trends are still going in a similar direction.
Then I read my intro. I was shocked yet not the least bit surprised, mortified yet entertained, all at the same time. I think what took me most by surprise was that it was a message I would still say today, albeit expressed slightly differently.
We’re in this cycle of life, doing the same thing every year, with our same personalities and our same general outlook on life. And yet the nuances each year are just a little bit different, either due to maturity or to life experience, or resulting from a skill we’ve built.
Rosh Hashanah is about hischadshus. But not the hischadshus of something completely new and different. It’s a recommitment to the fundamental values we hold dear, with hopefully a more mature acceptance each year.
We’re back again with yet another Family Table Rosh Hashanah edition: recipes, articles, food crafts, and basics. Perhaps this time it’ll hit differently, or maybe it will inspire you to take something from a previous year and give it a new spin. Either way, we hope you enjoy it!
Wishing you all a kesivah v’chasimah tovah,
Food Editor, Family Table
Editor in Chief, Kosher.com
This idea was created by Helen Goldrein of Family-friends-food.com,
and reprinted with permission.
Use a heart-shaped cookie cutter on its side or cut the shape free form. Then use a straw to form scales, and place a little sprinkle or chocolate chip for the eye. Check out Kosher.com for a more detailed write-up!
My kids bought this product recently when they decorated a birthday cake for me, and I was really impressed by how easy it is to use, how mess-free it is, and how the glitter really shows up. It’s a great thing to have around in a kitchen with little bakers!
(Originally featured in Family Table, Issue 811)
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