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Archive for Hannukah

More Hanukkah Foods: How Not to Smell up Your Apartment With Frying Latkes; Hanukkah Donuts Recipe

During Hanukkah, the odor of frying latkes is perfume to some but a smelly curse to others. For tips on ridding your apartment of that oil-and-onion aroma, read Brick Underground’s Out Damn Latke.
Some people fry jelly donuts, not latkes at Hanukkah.  Why all the frying? Fried foods are supposed to remind you of the miracle [...]

Where to Buy Potato Latkes for Hanukkah on the Upper West Side

When it comes to purchasing already-prepared Hanukkah latkes-those irresistible potato pancakes that are to Hanukkah as fruit cake is to Christmas-the Upper West Side abounds with dining-in or take-out options.
“We do a beautiful job on latkes,” remarked Nick the cook at Barney Greengrass, the iconic dairy restaurant on Amsterdam Avenue on New York’s Upper West [...]

Recipe: Potato Latkes for Hanukkah from Zabar’s

Everyone has a favorite potato latke recipe for Hanukkah. Here’s one from Zabar’s, supplied by a grandma, of course. A couple of modern-day shortcuts that Bubbie might not have approved of—the potatoes aren’t peeled and they’re grated in a food processor.
Grandma Bertha’s Latkes
Andrea Watman
4 Idaho Potatoes (Washed but not peeled)
1 Large Yellow Onion
3 Large Eggs
1-2 [...]

Hanukkah Food Event: Italian Jewish Culinary Traditions Discussed at Upper East Side New York Synagogue

Just in time for Hanukkah, food writer Leah Koenig will discuss Italian Jewish culinary traditions at a program being held at an Upper East Side synagogue. Did you know that Italian Jews are credited with popularizing eggplant, fennel and pumpkin as far back as the 2nd century BCE? Koenig will discuss how some traditional recipes—think [...]

The Bettah Butchah

I stopped by our butcher today, Oppenheimer’s on the Upper West Side, to pick up a brisket for Hanukkah dinner. I love Anthony the butcher. After extolling the virtues of the nice piece of beef he had splayed across the top of the counter, he exclaimed, “it’s like buttah!” We’ll see when I cook it [...]