There might not be two holidays more suited for each other than Hanukkah and Thanksgivukkah. Beyond the deeper meaningâ€”both commemorate significant struggles for religious freedom that changed the worldâ€”thereâ€™s the f-o-o-d.
Ahhhhâ€¦.fall flavors fried. What could be better!
Chefs, home cooks and even first-time cooks across America are casting aside guilty feelings and stocking up on oilâ€¦and squash, pumpkin, sweet potatoes plus, of course, the big bird for the once-in-many lifetimes second night of Hanukkah, now known forever as Thanksgivukkah. And with the holiday coming so early, the fall-focused flavors are sure to delight all eight nights.
We asked some of our areaâ€™s leading foodies to share some of their favorite recipes for this great holiday mashup–plus, of course, our blogger from the South because how else would we get a recipe for fried turkey?
From religious freedom to foods almost worth worshipping, hereâ€™s hoping the warmth of the Hanukkah candles and the bounty of the Thanksgiving table are shared with family and friendsâ€¦and that the feelings of gratitude and love last at least until next yearâ€™s holidays, if not until our next Thanksgivukkah some 77,000 years from now.
Main photo credit:Â Photography by Michael Bennett Kress