Tzimmes is a traditional Ashkenazi Jewish stew made with sweet root
vegetables– carrots, sweet potatoes, yams– and dried fruits like
raisins or dried plums. The word tzimmes is also a Yiddish expression
for “making a fuss” over something. Not surprisingly, tzimmes is a bit
of a fussy dish… with all of those root veggies, there is lots of
peeling, chopping, then more peeling and more chopping. The side dish
is often served for Rosh Hashanah, where sweet foods are served to
signify our hope for a sweet new year.
Sweet stew of carrots and yams, sometimes with raisins or other dried
fruit such as prunes or apricots. It is usually vegetarian but can also
be made with beef.