Wednesday, September 08, 2010

Sweet Like Honey

One thing I've learned since I started Kosher certifying a grocery store's bakery section is that there are a lot different types of honey. Last week, I was a guest on the Fox2 Detroit Morning Show's cooking segment called "Cooking School." I wanted to display various foods related to Rosh Hashanah, so I went to  Johnny Pomodoro's Fresh Market in Farmington Hills, Michigan and grabbed as many different varieties of honey as I could find.

A recent article in Hadassah Magazine by Adeena Sussman ("Sweet Talk") argues that it's time for honey to share the stage on Rosh Hashanah. Sussman introduces the reader to many new sweeteners, but I think there's still enough different types of honey to go around.

On the Cooking School segment I baked (well, not really baked... it was staged) a honey cake for the Jewish New Year. Here's the final part of the video from Fox2 with Lee Thomas:

I wish everyone a sweet new year!

1 comment:

Rabbi Jason Miller said...

Here's an interesting article about sweet alternatives to honey on Rosh Hashanah including chocolate egg creams and date ice cream:

Tasting a new sweetness in Rosh Hashanah (by By Edmon J. Rodman)