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VIDEO: Pumpkin donuts, lighter latkes and drinks to go with them

The donuts are made with vitamin-packed pureed pumpkin and the latkes are lo-carb, yet tasty and crunchy

Whether you’re planning a Hanukkah party this weekend or just enjoy watching cooking demos in the language of your grandparents, this video will show you how to prepare a menu that’s both tasty and nutritious.

Yiddish food scholar and chef Eve Jochnowitz prepares pontshkes (donuts) made of vitamin-packed pureed pumpkin, and Forverts editor Rukhl Schaechter adds carrots to her potato latke batter in order to decrease the starch content. Finally, former barista Leana Jelen shows you how to make delicious drinks to accompany these treats.

A message from Forverts editor Rukhl Schaechter

I hope you appreciated this article. Before you move on, I wanted to ask you to support the Forverts' 127-year legacy — and its bright future.

In the past, the goal of the Forverts was to Americanize its readers, to encourage them to learn English well and to acculturate to American society. Today, our goal is the reverse: to acquaint readers — especially those with Eastern European roots — with their Jewish cultural heritage, through the Yiddish language, literature, recipes and songs.

Our daily Yiddish content brings you new and creative ways to engage with this vibrant, living language, including Yiddish Wordle, Word of the Day videos, Yiddish cooking demos, new music, poetry and so much more.

—  Rukhl Schaechter, Yiddish Editor

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