Sunday, September 6, 2009

It's time to break out the Menorahs!

Note: I was saving this for Chanukah, but I ran out of time so Chanukah is early this year.

Like most other Jewish holidays, Chanukah has a simple theme:
  1. They tried to kill us.
  2. We won.
  3. Let's eat.
The story of Chanukah includes the miracle of the oil, so the traditional foods of Chanukah are pretty much drenched in it.

European Jews brought the latke (potato pancake) into the mainstream, and now you can get them with your breakfast at the local Pickle Barrel any time of the year.

Recipe: Latkes

[Editor's note: Pickle Barrel no longer serves real latkes. It's a disgrace.]

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  1. I like your Laktes recipe. It will go well with my Brisket. Thank you for sharing and have a good week.

  2. Thank you for the recipe - I've always wanted to try making proper latkes. And I love your short description of the theme of Chanukah :)

  3. I am not Jewish but I LOVE latkes - thanks for sharing this with the hearth and soul hop!

  4. i'm a huge fan of latkes and eat them all year round. yum! stopping by from hearth and soul

  5. I have never tried latkes, either eaten or cooked, so this just has to go onto my "must try" list.
    Sue :-)


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