This week Jews are celebrating the Jewish New Year, Rosh Hashanah.

Many Jews eat sweet foods during this festival to symbolise their hopes for the year to come. However one traditional dish eaten by Jews coming from Amara in Southern Iraq is a combination of bitter chard, sweet beets and sweet and sour sauce.

In this article from the International Herald Tribune Joan Nathan describes the picnic in a pine forest near Jerusalem where he first tried the dish.

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Lucy is English and first ventured out of the UK she was 19. Since then she has lived in 4 different countries and tried to see as much of the world as possible. She loves learning languages, learning about different cultures and hearing different points of view.