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[THANKSGIVUKKAH] This holiday mashup seems designed for Jews in the South. Who knows better how to combine oil and food than Southerners? But are fried turkey and deep-fried pecan pie going too far?
With a big yellow plastic bowl, food processor, electric frying pan and Bubbe’s recipe, Esther is prepared for the traditional Chanukah gluttony, preparing enough potato latkes to last all eight days…just like the miraculous oil.
While it is easy to find comfort in the depths of a latke or a doughnut, once you start calculating the extra hours you’ll need to log at the gym, Hanukkah can quickly turn into the holiday of excuses.
Invite your friends over to celebrate Chanukah and the miracle of oil with a different spin at an olive oil tasting party. While any younger guests are spinning dreidels for gelt, the adults can spin the tops off a few bottles of extra virgin olive oil (EVOO) for a delicious evening.