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Deconstructing the latke: A user’s guide

by Clarissa Hyman, Zester Daily

2 weeks ago

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

    2 weeks ago

    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

    2 weeks ago

    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

    2 weeks ago

    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

    3 weeks ago

    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...

  • Homemade sufganiyot recipes to brighten Chanukah celebrations

    by Atalya Ein Mor

    3 weeks ago

    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...

  • Vayishlach: Wrestling to Righteousness

    by Sarah Newman, Neesh Noosh

    December 1, 2014 | 1:08 pm

    This post originally appeared on Neesh Noosh.

    In Vayishlach, Jacob wrestles with an unknown force in the night. At dawn, Jacob’s foe wants to leave. But, before letting him go, Jacob  demands a blessing from him. He replies by asking Jacob his name and responds, “your name shall...

  • Vayetzei: Sunset to Sunrise

    by Sarah Newman, Neesh Noosh

    November 24, 2014 | 1:58 pm

    This post originally appeared on Neesh, Noosh.

    In Vayetzei, we read that Jacob leaves Beer-sheva at sunset to travel to Laban’s house. Jacob is at Laban’s house for 20 years, during which time he faces many challenges and uncertainties that shroud his life in darkness. After the...

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