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To watch us make these two timeless Rosh Hashanah delicacies, click here.
Alice Medrich, chocolatier, author and creator of the “American” chocolate truffle, was instrumental in bringing awareness of artisan chocolate to the United States. In 1973 she promoted the appreciation of dark chocolate, attention to cocoa percentages and awareness of quality chocolate. She opened a chocolate and dessert store in the San Francisco Bay Area in 1976 and called in Cocola. (She made up the name to sound like a child speaking French. She sold what developed into a chain of seven Cocolat stores in 1989.)
An essential component of the Jewish holiday of Rosh Hashanah, known generally as the Jewish New Year, a honey cake (lekach in Yiddish, derived from the German lecke, for “lick”) is meant to symbolize a sweet year ahead. Slices of apples dipped in honey, the other food tradition most associated with Rosh Hashanah, are served for this same reason.
This is the perfect finish to a family meal. Our family has one, and only one, person who will always make this dessert. No one else has it in them to even give it a shot. I’ve changed it so that it’s more of an American-Israeli cross between a crumble cheesecake and a whipped-cream kind of dessert. I’ve also added pecans because I like the texture it adds to the crumble. This is a great dessert to bring to the next dinner party you’re invited to. Super easy and can be made ahead!
When her new chocolate company needed a name, Sara Meyer and her husband, Corey, decided to connect it to his maternal grandmother — Faigele/Faigy/Fay, meaning little bird in Yiddish — and her love of chocolate. Both are memorialized in the name they came up with: Little Bird. While Fay usually kept several boxes of random chocolate open at any given time in her home, Little Bird’s Curious Confections prefers its proprietary Belgian, sustainable chocolate and natural ingredients to produce its Fire Bites and Fire Barks, all with candied jalepeños.