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It’s Fry Time for Chanukah!

11 December 2009 1,260 views 7 Comments

I’m looking for the first night of Chanukah, beginning at sundown tonight when we’ll:

  • Light the first candle of the menorah (Hanukkiah) with the shamash (while in reality a candle, the shamash doesn’t count as one of the eight candles — their only purpose is for viewing).
  • Recite the Chanukah blessings and sing songs.
  • Eat fried potato pancakes (latkes), and sufganiyot (donuts).
  • Play dreidel and eat chocolate gelt (potentially Twix this year as I haven’t been to a store that sells gelt yet).

In honor of this fun time of year, I wanted to share Tasty Touring guest blogger and Whole Foods Market employee Betsy Becker’s post about her favorite Chanukah recipes. Click on the picture to read:

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Betsy wrote about Chanukah for Whole Foods last year and I did too. However you plan to celebrate the eight nights of this wonderful holiday, whether by enjoying donuts from Mrs. Johnson’s, fried potatoes from McDonald’s, or golden brown delights from your own kitchen, all of us from Tasty Touring want to wish you a very Happy Chanukah, y’all!

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  • Michele

    They have (or had) gelt at Target – in the card section on an end cap with all the other Hanukkah goodies, which when I was there yesterday were already all 40% off!

  • Michele

    They have (or had) gelt at Target – in the card section on an end cap with all the other Hanukkah goodies, which when I was there yesterday were already all 40% off!

  • maggiesaustin

    I cooked a hanukah feast for some gentile friends last night, potato latkes (which they refer to as hash browns) and noodle kugle. Yup, I opted out of a main dish of brisket. Baby steps here!

  • epgoodstein

    i just finished my chanukkah post. in all, i attended 10 chanukkah parties and was invited to 12. i never thought i'd say this but i am latked out.

  • jodibart

    I read your post with some amount of jealousy. I think that 10 parties in
    one week would be a lot for me to handle but I wish that I was invited to at
    least 1 real Chanukah party this year! All of my invites were for small
    get-togethers unless you count the Austin young adult party but that wasn't
    as much about the holiday as it was an excuse for a bunch of jews to get
    together at a bar.

  • jodibart

    I read your post with some amount of jealousy. I think that 10 parties in

    one week would be a lot for me to handle but I wish that I was invited to at

    least 1 real Chanukah party this year! All of my invites were for small

    get-togethers unless you count the Austin young adult party but that wasn't

    as much about the holiday as it was an excuse for a bunch of jews to get

    together at a bar.

  • jodibart

    I read your post with some amount of jealousy. I think that 10 parties in
    one week would be a lot for me to handle but I wish that I was invited to at
    least 1 real Chanukah party this year! All of my invites were for small
    get-togethers unless you count the Austin young adult party but that wasn't
    as much about the holiday as it was an excuse for a bunch of jews to get
    together at a bar.