Rabbi Mark was one of several rabbi’s interviewed by Jweekly for an article about food and the High Holydays. “He likes to go ‘beyond apples and honey,’ and share foods with physical attributes or Hebrew names that connote some aspect of meaning or intention”.
“Melamut’s Salad for an Auspicious New Year includes carrots for increasing merits, leeks for decreasing dangers, beets for removing hazards, dates for decreasing travails, squash for settling decrees, pomegranate seeds for increasing virtues, smoked salmon for being fruitful and multiplying like fish and a head of lettuce, so that ‘we will be as the head and not as the tail.'”
Read the full article including the recipe.