Epicurious Hanukkah


Review by Debbie Mazo


Epicurious Food Ushering in this year's holiday season is Hanukkah, an eight-day celebration also called the Festival of Lights. Honoring the rich heritage of this holiday means preparing special food creations such as latkes (or pancakes) and pastries sweetened with honey. To get acquainted with the foods of Hanukkah and all their preparation secrets, point your browser to the Epicurious Hanukkah page.

Part of the Epicurious Food network, this lush collection of authentic and contemporary menu suggestions will definitely light up your holiday table. With great recipe ideas for Hanukkah meal preparations, the Epicurious Hanukkah page includes everything you need to get a head start on celebrating the food traditions of this joyous holiday.

Dradle A must for any Hanukkah meal is the latke, a delicious pancake of grated potatoes and onions fried crisp in oil. The Lotsa Latkes section has, you guessed it, lotsa latkes for you to try. If you're big on tradition, sample the Classic Potato Latkes and serve them with sour cream or applesauce. Looking for something more adventurous? Then, experiment with gourmet choices like Potato, Artichoke and Feta Cheese Latkes or Yam Latkes with Mustard Seeds and Curry.

Celebrated around the world, the Hanukkah meal table can reflect regional differences and culinary preferences. Explore the variations by choosing from the site's diverse holiday menus. For a Middle Eastern flavor, try the Family Hanukkah Dinner featuring Braised Chicken with Cilantro, Lemon and Dried Figs. If you're a fan of the City of Lights, feast on the selections of the Hanukkah in Paris Dinner for Eight including Roast Geese with Carmelized Apples served with Potato Croquettes.

Want to make every night of the holiday special? Then, roll your mouse over the candle flame of the Epicurious menorah each night of Hanukkah at sundown. Not only will you uncover a surprise, you'll get a special recipe guaranteed to brighten up any holiday meal.


About the Writer

Debbie Mazo is a writer and editor based in Vancouver, Canada. She currently specializes in technical and marketing materials, but is also pursuing opportunities in food journalism.



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