Mastering the Holiday Meal

Hosting for the holidays? Don't let the thought of cooking an elaborate meal stress you out. Make a memorable and delicious holiday feast with our easy-to-follow tutorials, menus that pair sides with mains for a restaurant-worthy experience, and our test kitchen's famous tips and tricks.

Rosh Hashanah

How to Make Perfect Brisket

Learn how to ace brisket that's moist, tender, and just right for your holiday table.

Raisin-Challah Apple Betty

In this doubly lucky dessert, two Rosh Hashanah favorites—raisin challah and apples dipped in honey—come together in an ambrosial brown betty. Top it with sliced almonds and vanilla ice cream, and dig into a fruitful new year.

Salmon and Cod Gefilte Fish

Our modern take on the classic dish transforms this often divisive dish into elegant quenelles made with salmon and cod rather than the traditional carp or pike.

Braised Fennel with Pomegranate

Team pomegranate juice with garlic, orange juice, and chicken broth for a delicious braising liquid.

Perfect Roast Chicken

Rating: Unrated
The almost universal appeal of roasted chicken stems from its power to comfort. The ideal roasted chicken recipe will leave your chicken golden brown and gleaming, tender, and juicy. The crackle of chicken as it roasts and the wondrous aroma that perfumes the kitchen provoke a feeling of satisfaction and fulfillment.

How to Master Matzo Ball Soup

Follow our essential tips for fragrant broth, fluffy matzo balls, and spot on flavorings.

Apple-Honey Challah

Rating: Unrated
Apples and honey, Rosh Hashanah's symbols of a sweet new year, are perfect additions to a loaf of challah.

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