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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 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.
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.
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.