Mixing Bowl: Rosh Hashanah Prep; Pickle Shop; New Cookbooks

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If you’re never braided a round challah, it can be a bit tricky. Here’s a video to help. Haaretz

The tweet that shocked the food world this week: “I’m stepping down as restaurant critic to be the national editor of The Times. #checkplease. @Samsifton

A New York Whole Foods store opened a mini in-store pickle shop this week, carrying a wide variety of artisanal pickles. Grubstreet

Hungry for some great new cookbooks? Check out this line up. Eater

Jews love Chinese food. But, why? Discuss. Time

Looking for some gourmet honey cake recipes for Rosh Hashanah? We’ve got you covered. Epicurious