As a child in New York City, I thought that Chinese New Year and the Feast of San Gennaro were among the High Holy Days probably until junior high school. I may have been a little slow, or maybe just an early adopter of multiculturalism, but I ate well at every holiday I could find.

So as Rosh Hashanah kicks off this evening and I find myself on the wrong end of suddenly rescheduled kitchen maintenance, it seems not entirely odd that I’m eating leftover Chinese food (Suanla Choashou¬†from Mary Chung) with my apples and honey. A little sweet and sour with the sweet, I guess.

Happy 5774 everybody. I hope you are inscribed in the book of life and not in the no-fly list this year.

Suan La Chow Show from Mary Chung