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The wheel turns and nothing is new, the saying goes. Except some things are.
Just before Hanukkah each year, doughnut collections are released in Israel as if they were haute couture Parisienne fashion. The humble Israeli jelly-filled doughnut dusted with powdered sugar has evolved over the last decade or two into doughnuts with show-stopping glazes, decorations, and gimmicks — and palate-tantalizing flavors.
Latkes and doughnuts have been traditional Hanukkah staples for hundreds of years. In this episode of “Est Gezunterheyt” (“Eat In Good Health”), Rukhl Schaechter and Eve Jochnowitz help you get your Hanukkah party started by demonstrating — in Yiddish — how to prepare these treats while Leana Jelen, the Yiddish-speaking barista, mixes the drinks.
Ahhh… the holidays are here, and nothing shouts Hanukkah in Israel as loudly as the sufganiyot vendors dotting the streets of Jerusalem and Tel Aviv. Their soft and chewy deep-fried holiday doughnuts commemorate the miracle of the Hanukkah oil that burned for eight days in Jerusalem’s Holy Temple, even though there was only enough oil to burn for one.
You may think that Hanukkah food is all about latkes and doughnuts, but it’s actually about… fried. Fried food, that is — because of the small jug of oil that miraculously lasted for eight days instead of one. We celebrate the holiday by lighting candles (oil lamps in days gone by) and eating foods fried in oil. Like latkes and doughnuts.