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How To Make Space For The Latkes This Thanksgiving

Felice Shapiro | Posted 01.26.2014 | Fifty
Felice Shapiro

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.

20 Healthy New Takes On Traditional Potato Pancakes

Posted 11.25.2013 | Healthy Living

By Nicole McDermott This year, Hanukkah and Thanksgiving overlap for the first time since President Lincoln declared Thanksgiving a national holi...

8 Nights of Chanukah Chocolate

Rabbi Deborah R. Prinz | Posted 01.23.2014 | Taste
Rabbi Deborah R. Prinz

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.

Latkes 101

Laura Kumin | Posted 01.23.2014 | Taste
Laura Kumin

What do you need to know to make latkes? The basics here will work with almost any latke recipe.

4 Holiday Treats Midlifers Should Never Consume

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 12.18.2012 | Fifty

Need another reason to ditch the fruitcake that Aunt Tillie sends every year? Board-certified cosmetic plastic surgeon Jennifer Walden warns that ther...

WATCH: Vodka And Latkes: How L.A. Chef Manouschka Guerrier's Celebrating Hanukkah

The Huffington Post | Jessica Cumberbatch Anderson | Posted 06.14.2013 | Black Voices

We're in the home stretch of Hanukkah -- the eight-day Jewish holiday commemorating the rededication of the Holy Temple in Jerusalem circa 2nd century...

The Fiscal Cliff, Mayan Deadlines: Are We All Really Doomed?

Steven Kurlander | Posted 12.13.2012 | Politics
Steven Kurlander

Well, we got through the notorious day 12-12-12, when doomsday Mayan hieroglyphics foretold the end of the world. Aren't you relieved? But we are not out of the woods.

Latke Love and a Christian Hanukkah for Jewish kids

Darryle Pollack | Posted 02.10.2013 | Parents
Darryle Pollack

What do you do when your kids are Jewish but attend Christian schools? You won't find the answers in the Old Testament or the Talmud. But you might find answers in a cookbook, metaphorically speaking.

How To Spice Up Your Latkes

Anjali Malhotra | Posted 02.10.2013 | Taste
Anjali Malhotra

Confident with a latke recipe, I surveyed my spices. I immediately thought of one of my favorite Indian street foods, aloo tikkis - fried patties of spiced mashed potatoes and onions.

8 Oil-Fried Foods For Hanukkah

Food52 | Posted 02.04.2013 | Taste
Food52

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! Lights, Latkes and Kosher Hot Dogs!

Karin Lippert | Posted 12.06.2012 | Fifty
Karin Lippert

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.

Digging Deeper Than the Potato: Root Vegetable Latkes

Rachel Levine | Posted 02.03.2013 | Taste
Rachel Levine

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.

Let Your Latkes Express Their Individuality

Posted 11.20.2013 | Taste

It's 2013 and maybe you want your latkes to slip into something a little more modern.

8 Inventive Recipes Made With Matzo

Kitchen Daily | Posted 08.31.2012 | Taste

NOTE: These recipes are not for Passover. Right now in supermarkets all over the country, shelves are stacked with boxes of matzo (and we should kn...

Hanukkah's History: Challenging But Full Of Meaning

Rabbi Joshua Stanton | Posted 02.21.2012 | Religion
Rabbi Joshua Stanton

Perhaps it is because of an awkward duality in our historical narratives that we often retreat to the broader themes and rituals of Hanukkah rather than the complexities of its underlying history.

How I Learned To Love The Latke

Dan Zevin | Posted 02.20.2012 | Religion
Dan Zevin

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.

PHOTOS: 7 Latke Ideas For The First Night Of Hanukkah

Posted 12.20.2011 | Food

Last night at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, New York City catering company Great Performances hosted the third annual Latke Fest. This wasn't just a...

Hanukkah, Hold The Oil

Rabbi Mary Zamore | Posted 02.18.2012 | Religion
Rabbi Mary Zamore

I do not care for most Hanukkah foods. In memory of the miracle of oil that lasted eight days, not one, we eat oil-laden foods.Wwhile I love Hanukkah and its lessons, hold the oil for me.

Making Hanukkah Latkes Under Sarah's Tent

Ann Brenoff | Posted 02.13.2012 | Fifty
Ann Brenoff

I just made my annual visit to Sarah's Tent. Oh, nobody actually calls it that but for the women who gather once a year to cook latkes in the kitchen of Malibu Jewish Center & Synagogue for the Hebrew school's Hanukkah party, we know what it's really about, why we are really there, why -- in my case -- I run the risk of my boss' displeasure just to stand in a small kitchen with 15 other women and a dozen or so potato latke fryers.

Baked Latkes: Good Or Bad Idea?

Kitchen Daily | Posted 08.31.2012 | Taste

Hanukkah begins at sunset on Tuesday, December 20 this year, and you just can't properly celebrate the Jewish holiday without latkes, those addictive ...

10 Festive Foods For A Hanukkah Celebration

Kitchen Daily | Posted 08.31.2012 | Taste

Every year Hanukkah brings together family and friends to commemorate a miraculous event in ancient times, when after the Maccabean revolt, there was ...

The Best Potato Pancake Recipes

Posted 05.25.2011 | Food

For the past year, Food52.com readers have been voting in weekly showdowns of reader-submitted recipes on a given theme. The winning recipes of each w...

Hannukah Favorites With A Mexican Twist

The Huffington Post | Grace Green | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

There is yet another reason to be thankful that Hanukkah came early this year. Latkes (arguably one of the best holiday dishes ever) have been reinve...

Gluten-Free Potato Latkes

Kay Goldstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Food
Kay Goldstein

This year, I was praying for a modern miracle -- making a good potato latke without using self-rising wheat flour. It was surprisingly easy to go gluten free and still enjoy this family favorite!

Hanukkah Recipe Roundup

Posted 05.25.2011 | Food

Everyone's Hanukkah traditions vary, but most can agree on the importance of good potato latkes, sufganiyot (fried jelly doughnuts), gelt for all, and...