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Deconstructing the latke: A user’s guide

by Clarissa Hyman, Zester Daily

December 12, 2014 | 1:37 pm

Latkes. Photo by Brent Hofacker/shutterstock.com

Latkes, doughnuts and fritters — in Jewish homes, everyone’s frying this month, much as we have been for the last 2,000 years or so. Frankly, you’ve got to love a religion that actually... read full article

  • Grilled cheese latkes

    by Nina Safar, Kosher in the Kitch

    December 12, 2014 | 12:59 pm

    This recipe originally appeared on Kosher in the Kitch.

    Ingredients:

    • 16 oz. shredded potatoes (about 3 1/2 cups)
    • 2 eggs
    • 2 T flour
    • 2 scallions chopped up
    • Salt
    • Pepper
    • Sliced muenster cheese
    • Spicy Mayo for serving
    • Chopped Scallions for serving
    ...
  • Poutine Latkes

    by Nina Safar, Kosher in the Kitch

    December 12, 2014 | 12:35 pm

    This recipe originally appeared on Kosher in the Kitch.

    Ingredients:

    Potato Latkes

    • 1 lb shredded potatoes (4 cups) -> Frozen works great! Just defrost the bag first
    • 1 small onion, shredded
    • 2 eggs
    • 1 t salt
    • 1/4 t black pepper
    • 2 T flour
    • Optional: 3 T...
  • Oil, the bad and the sweet-smelling good of it

    by Sarah Newman

    December 12, 2014 | 10:22 am

    Chanukah is a holiday where we consume lots of oil-drenched foods. But beyond these dishes, what is the connection between oil and Chanukah? Actually, a lot, and it has to do with our agricultural system.
     
    We till the same soils through which God breathed Adam into existence....
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  • Vayeshev: Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Stew

    by Sarah Newman, Neesh Noosh

    December 9, 2014 | 10:11 am

    This post originally appeared on Neesh Noosh.

    In Vayeshev, Jacob returns to his home to “settle.” But, there is not any internal or external settling for him. Jacob’s sons are upset by the arrogance of his favorite son, Joseph. The brothers strip Joseph of the elaborate tunic...

  • Make your Chanukah party one for the ages with these recipes

    By Judy Zeidler

    December 5, 2014 | 1:48 pm

    Chanukah is not just for children, but usually they have most of the fun. They open presents, light candles during the eight days of the holiday and get more than their share of cookies and potato latkes. Our Chanukah party will be shared by four generations this year because our...

  • Sfenj: Tough to pronounce, easy to eat

    By David Suissa

    December 4, 2014 | 1:23 pm

    This recipe is my little Chanukah gift to all my Ashkenazi friends, who never got to wake up on Sunday mornings in Casablanca to the smell of the world’s greatest doughnuts — my mother’s sfenj. You won’t find these hot, doughy marvels at Krispy Kreme or any of those trendy new...

  • Homemade sufganiyot recipes to brighten Chanukah celebrations

    by Atalya Ein Mor

    December 3, 2014 | 11:01 am

    Chanukah has always been a joyful holiday for children and adults.

    A good story about a victory and a miracle, great food like doughnuts and latkes, but more than anything, the chanukiyah — the menorah — whose light gives the holiday an atmosphere of magic and mystery.

    I’ve...

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