Sweet Carrots with Fennel Salt

Preparation info
  • Yield:

    4 to 6

    • Difficulty


Appears in
Jewish Holiday Cooking

By Jayne Cohen

Published 2008

  • About

It’s not just their golden orange color or sugary flesh that made carrots a tradition on Ashkenazi Rosh Hashanah menus: there’s also the deep-rooted pun. “Carrots” in Yiddish is mehren; the same word, mehren, in Yiddish also means “to increase.” By eating carrots, we will increase in numbers as a people: our mitzvot, or good deeds, will increase; and since sliced carrots resemble gold coins, our wealth will increase, too—great expectations from a rather humble vegeta