The feast of Sukkoth or the feast of Simhat Torah.
They looked for him everywhere.
Where is he, where is he?
It turned out that, because of the fine weather, Grandfather had climbed up on the roof, had sat down on one of the chimney pipes, and was regaling himself with carrots.
MARC CHAGALL, MY LIFE
Sweet, golden carrots are an Ashkenazi favorite not only around the fall holidays, but throughout the year as well. This light, airy pareve kugel is not at all dense and sodden like many vegetable puddings. Mint provides refreshing grace notes (I used dried here because an equivalent amount of fresh mint would compromise the delicate mousselike texture of this kugel). And fresh carrot juice, either home-juiced or purchased from a greengrocer or health food store, adds a subtle sweetness to the kugel. If it is unavailable, use a light vegetable stock.
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