Today we continue to wish our friends a very Happy Hanukkah wand we'd like to share Grandma's Latke's by Malka Drucker, illustrated by Eve Chwast!
Grandma explains the meaning of Hanukkah while showing Molly how to cook latkes for the holiday.
But...what is a latke?
Latkes, or potato pancakes, are a traditional Jewish dish, often served during Hanukkah. Latkes have gained popularity as a Hanukkah dish because they are fried in oil, commemorating the oil that miraculously provided light for eight days. Luckily, Jewish restaurants and delis frequently serve latkes year round, so the dish can be enjoyed at any season. Latkes are also celebrated as the means by which Judith of Holofernes was able to put the Assyrian leader into a deep sleep, and thus was able to behead him. The Assyrians ended their siege because of the death of their leader.
We invite you to visit Wisegeek to get more information about latkes. This is the site where we found wonderful information about latkes!
If you would like to make your own, check out one of our favorite sites for recipes: All Recipes.
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Have a happy Hanukkah!