A fresh take on Hanukkah food traditions

"Hanukkah is this great story of freedom – freedom of expression. What a perfect opportunity to make your table more multicultural in ways that represent the greater Jewish story"—Amelia Saltsman

PHOTO: Staci Valentine; "Also known as jalebi, these crisp fritters, or funnel cakes, were adopted by Iraqi Jews centuries ago as the perfect fried food to celebrate the miracle of Hanukkah," Saltsman writes of zengoula in The Seasonal Jewish Kitchen.
Laura Brehaut, Postmedia News
Originally published on December 14, 2016; National Post
In Amelia Saltsman’s home, Hanukkah means zengoula (Iraqi funnel cakes) some nights, sufganiyot (jelly doughnuts), and latkes on others – all fried dishes from different Jewish traditions, commemorating the eight nights of oil that fueled the Hanukkah miracle.
PUBLISHED IN PRINT:
National Post: December 15, 2016; pages B4 and B5
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