CHANUKAH: Latke Roundup & The History Of Latkes

This year, Chanukah, the Jewish Festival Of Lights, begins the evening of December 12th (the 25th day of the month of Kislev on the Hebrew calendar).     A BRIEF HISTORY OF CHANUKAH In ancient Judea, the Syrian King Antiochus ordered the Jewish people to abandon their religion and worship the Greek gods. In 165…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Potato Latkes, Root Vegetable Latkes

The Jewish new year, Rosh Hashanah, begins tonight, and we’re having latkes. Potato latkes are a Chanukah tradition*, but they are enjoyed year-round.     THE HISTORY OF LATKES The popular potato latkes of European Jewish cuisine descend from Sicilian ricotta pancakes that appeared in the Middle Ages. They traveled north to Rome, where the…
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