(WJBK) - The Jewish New Year is approaching. Chef Annabel Cohen joined us in the FOX 2 Cooking School to show us some of the foods and symbolism of Rosh Hashanah.
Throughout Jewish history, food has been our tangible symbol for hopes and desires. The symbolic dipping of challah and apple slices into honey (and eating sweet tzimmes and honey cake) on Rosh Hashanah, for example, translates into sweetness and bounty.
Heads of fish are thought to symbolize the head of the year and our futures as "tops. "Pomegranates, with their abundant seeds - as well as many other types of seeds - symbolize mitzvot (may you have as many as there are seeds).
You can hear more from Chef Annabel Cohen in the video player above.