VIDEO: How to make doughnuts, latkes and drinks (in Yiddish!)
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 their special guest, Leana Jelen, a Yiddish-speaking former barista, mixes the drinks.
In the clip, Rukhl demonstrates how to cut the carbs in your latkes, while keeping them delightfully tasty and crunchy, while Eve prepares doughnuts, known as pontshkes in Yiddish (and sufganiot in Hebrew), out of pureed pumpkin, a vegetable that’s packed with nutrients. And Leana shows you how to make two alcoholic drinks – one hot and one cold – that will be a sure hit with your guests.