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For the second year in a row (and the third time in four years), Brooklyn’s Peter Shelsky won the People’s Choice Award at Latke Festival (colloquially known as Latkefest), the annual fundraising dinner and latke-making competition, which was held Monday December 18 at the Brooklyn Museum. Shelsky co-owns deli and appetizing shop Shelsky’s of Brooklyn in Cobble Hill with Lewis Spada.
When it comes to latkes, we are a sour cream family. In fact, my mother thinks sour cream goes with everything. Not that there’s anything wrong with applesauce. But sour cream, or smetana in Russian, is in our DNA as one of the key ingredients in Russian cuisine.
Do crispy, hot, delicious latkes go best with apple sauce, sour cream, or by themselves?
Adventurous latke lovers take note: 2017 is turning out to be the year of the magnificent mashup. We’re talking Indian-inspired potato pancakes in Wisconsin, latkes à la Quebecois (latke poutine!) in Brooklyn, and even a Tex-Mex rendition in Houston.
Latkes and sufganiyot are the unrefuted stars of the Hanukkah culinary landscape, but they are by no means the only festive foods to make and eat during the holiday. For a night or two we might convince ourselves that we could live on all that golden-fried goodness, but at some point the need for protein, green vegetables and other holiday fare makes itself apparent.