There was always tzimmes on our Rosh Hashanah dinner table, but I was never much of a fan. It was mushy. It had prunes (ick). But who am I to questions such an iconic dish of my ancestors? And so despite some lukewarm feelings about this dish, this year I decided to try my hand at making some tzimmes in my own kitchen. I failed miserably.
Luckily, my friend and colleague Gloria Kobrin from Kosher by Gloria offered to teach me in her New York City kitchen. Her recipe takes two days to prepare and is a beloved family recipe from her great-great grandma who brought it over to the U.S. from Belarus.
You can watch me and Gloria make her classic family recipe below. But let me say this: It was absolutely 100 percent crazy delicious — nothing like the tzimmes I remember from my childhood. I can’t wait to make it again for my family this holiday season. Find Gloria’s recipe for tzimmes here.
Want to try some other varieties of tzimmes?