The sfingi my Italian friend’s grandmother used to make for Christmas reminded me of the sfenj my family often ate during Hanukkah. It wasn’t a coincidence.
A new book collects the tales of people who lived through the Holocaust, alongside the dishes that evoked memories of happier times
How creating a new Hanukkah tradition helped me rediscover a connection to Judaism
At Chicago’s Masa Madre bakery, the owners blend their backgrounds to create new recipes, from their popular cinnamon churro babka to their dulce de leche-filled sufganiyot for Hanukkah
Whether they’re the hand-bound sheets my mother took when we emigrated from the Soviet Union, or the synagogue sisterhood collection I still use to make latkes, cookbooks contain more than ingredients—they contain whole Jewish lives
Go beyond latkes to a whole world of fritters for the holiday
These aren’t your grandmother’s potato pancakes
Forget the strawberry filling or the sugary toppings. These savory pastries are stuffed with meat, or fish, or cheese. And they make everything else taste like kids’ stuff.
Made with lamb and leeks, savory ‘kiftes’ bring a taste of Macedonia to your holiday table
Growing up in Australia, I loved almost all traditional Ashkenazi dishes. But Hanukkah’s greasy potato pancakes have always left me cold.
Make a batch of keftes—sweet-and-sour Syrian meatballs with cherries and tamarind
Hold the applesauce and skip the sour cream. Grab some pico de gallo and wrap your Hanukkah treats in a breakfast taco instead.
From chicken fritters to honey-drizzled fried dough, a Moroccan menu gives the holiday a unique flavor
Our favorite Hanukkah recipes from Tablet’s archives
Make your own miracle of oil by frying up a batch of sugar-coated treats stuffed with apricot jam
Make a moist brisket, then shred it and add it to your potato pancakes. It’s not what my grandmother used to make. It’s better.
Each Purim, star academics like Milton Friedman and Alan Dershowitz debate: latkes or hamantaschen?
How to fry up a batch of perfect potato pancakes this Hanukkah—and don’t forget the applesauce