The varieties of latke in today's food scene are as numerous as the people who eat them with variations inspired by the Jewish Diaspora (traditional Sephardic influences) and more recently, the emergence of the Brooklyn food culture blending tradition with contemporary interpretations.
Just like birthdays, each passing year of single status, is a constant reminder of what you have still failed to accomplish. Sure, maybe you got a promotion. Or bought a new house. But if you still show up at the dinner table without a plus one, it always seems to feel much more monumental.
If you celebrate Hanukkah, this week may test your ability to be adaptable. What we have here is a holiday convergence. And so prominent is this convergence that it has been dubbed 'Thanksgivukkah.' Frankly it's a scheduling nightmare.
A friend recently described tasting some chocolate as "more." Each bite makes him want "more" chocolate. That is how I think about Chanukah: it creates more opportunities for chocolate! Here are eight ideas to add "more chocolate" to each night's celebration of Chanukah.
Hanukkah is a great excuse to let the oil flow and fry, fry away. Latkes and jelly donuts are the usual slick and crispy suspects, but they're not the only foods you can throw in the pan, which is why we've gathered eight great oil-fried recipes that are perfect for the upcoming holiday.f
Hanukkah celebrations are changing for many of us. Today, they may include a visit with grandkids via Skype and photos of them sent from cell phones. We're lighting virtual menorahs and watching Hanukkah videos on YouTube and singing along with Adam Sandler.
Rich in tradition, memories and taste, the beloved potato latke is certainly cherished. This year, as Hanukkah nears, I challenge you to dig a bit deeper and explore the vibrant underworld of the potato's fellow subterranean dweller: the root vegetable.
It became very clear, very early on, that my friends had a way better gig going, holiday-wise, than the Zevin boys did. But now that I've evolved into a mature adult, I am pleased to report that December is no longer the cruelest month.