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Friday, September 18, 2009

L'Shana Tova and the Final Iftar

This weekend marks the coincidence of two major holidays: the end of Ramadan (Eid al-Fitr), which is the month long fast of observant Muslims, and Rosh Hoshanah, the beginning of the Jewish New Year (incidentally, Happy 5770 - so much for Y2K). Oddly enough, I haven't heard of too many traditional foods for Eid al-Fitr, many simply falling on the regular celebratory foods for regional Muslims. The local article on Eid al-Fitr actually recommends taking Muslim friends out for Mexican food as they are probably tired of the same food from iftars. For Rosh Hoshanah, celebrations prescribe the use of challah, honey, apples, figs, and fish. Those ingredients would make some interesting dishes - I may have to make something out of that.

And serve it with a side of bacon :).

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