Hanukkah: the Menorah, Sufganiyot and a Potato Pancake

The first of the December Festivals of Light to be celebrated this year is Hanukkah, which begins on December 22. I was familiar with the story of Judah Maccabee and the menorah that burned for 8 nights but not why two traditional foods: sufganiyot and latkes, are eaten during this festival. Hanukkah, known as the […]

Celebrating the Season of Festivals of Light

During the month of December, we’ll be featuring posts about four Festivals of Light: Hanukkah, Christmas, Kwanza and New Year’s Eve, celebrated in the United States and around the world this month. Each week we’ll focus on one holiday and talk about the origins, celebrations and, of course, the food! This year, Hanukkah begins on […]