There might not be two holidays more suited for each other than Hanukkah and Thanksgivukkah. Beyond the deeper meaning—both commemorate significant struggles for religious freedom that changed the world—there’s the f-o-o-d.
Ahhhh….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 oil…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 area’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, here’s hoping the warmth of the Hanukkah candles and the bounty of the Thanksgiving table are shared with family and friends…and that the feelings of gratitude and love last at least until next year’s holidays, if not until our next Thanksgivukkah some 77,000 years from now.
Main photo credit: Photography by Michael Bennett Kress