Sukkot is the Jewish holiday that follows Yom Kippur, welcoming blessings for a prosperous year. Also known as the Feast of Tabernacles, Jewish families reflect on the survival of their ancestors after having wandered the desert for 40 years. It’s a time to give thanks and to celebrate joy, abundance, and a successful harvest. Sukkot starts on September 20th, and that means lots of sweet, rich, and warm dishes to capture the best of the fall harvest.
Whether you’re building your own outdoor sukkah or celebrating inside, there are endless ways to appreciate the season’s abundance. For starters, dip challah in honey to usher in a sweet, new season. After that it’s time for stuffed vegetables, like peppers with meats or grains, and pastries, like strudel, to symbolize nature’s overflowing bounty.
Plus, you can indulge in autumnal favorites like squash soup or hearty brisket. Whatever you do, don’t forget the noodle kugel! Combining savory elements (noodles) with sweet flavors like brown sugar and cinnamon, it can double as dessert and makes for excellent leftovers…assuming there’s any left over!
We hope you’ll try one of these festive Sukkot selections:
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