How Sweet it Is: Apples + Honey

How Sweet it Is: Apples + Honey | Firecracker Journal

Rosh Hashanah 2016 | Firecracker

Every holiday has its own particular food customs, and the celebration of Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, is no exception.

Biblically known as "Yom Teruah", literally "day of shouting" (which comes as no surprise to this writer, or anyone else who grew up around Jewish kitchens during holidays), one of the most popular and well-known culinary delights during the celebration is to dip slices of apples directly into a bowl of honey.

On a purely symbolic level, the meaning couldn't be more simple: this sweetest of naturally sweet combinations is meant to symbolize our fervent hope for -- you guessed it -- a sweet new year.

On a hungry human level, it's simply delicious.

Hosting a Rosh Hashanah celebration at home this year, or heading over to relatives or friends? Then bump your honey game up a notch with one of these artisanal honey flight samplers from Brooklyn's own Bee Raw Honey:

Bee Raw partners with family-owned apiaries all across the country to offer locally sourced, unfiltered and unprocessed -- never blended -- varietal honeys that ensure a remarkable level of taste that processed supermarket honeys simply cannot match: Blueberry, Orange Blossom, Cranberry, Buckwheat, Sage, Sweet Yellow Clover, Basswood, Sourwood, Star Thistle, Aster or Meadowfoam.

A perfect gift for food lovers, each set comes packaged in a ribbon-enclosed gift box with a chic American Oak wood block for presentation, as well as a detailed description of each varietal and local origin.