International Holiday Dinners: A Hanukkah Dinner

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Hanukkah

At Sunset on Sunday, December 2, Hanukkah begins.  Jewish families will light the first eight candles, one for each day to commemorate the miracle of the Maccabees’ victory and the miracle of the oil that burnt for eight days in the Temple.  Every night, for all eight days, members of the family will gather around the Hanukkah Menorah.

Latkes (potato pancakes) and sufganiot (jelly donuts) are the most popular Hanukkah treat.  If you serve latkes with sour cream, do not serve meat with your dinner.  Jewish tradition is to never mix meat and dairy in the same meal.

The Menu:

Grandma Ethel’s Brisket with Tzimmes

Mama Grande’s Homemade Applesauce

Potato Latkes with Smoked Salmon, Caviar, and Tarragon Crème Fraîche

Jewish Salad with watercress and winter fruits

Homemade Applesauce

Sane Baked Sufganiot

Mandelbrot (Almond Bread)

Ma’amoul (Nut-filled Cookies)

Hanukkah Cookies

Hanukkah Cutout Cookies

Almond Macaroon Fingers

Sane Baked Sufganiot

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Recipe sources:

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Brisket with Tzimmes (Tzimmes means carrots as primary ingredient in stew or sauce)

49 Brisket recipe choices

http://www.epicurious.com/tools/searchresults?search2=brisket or http://kosherfood.about.com/od/roshhashana/a/brisket.htm

Homemade Applesauce (hundreds of applesauce recipes to choose from)

http://www.tastebook.com/recipes/660139-Home-made-Apple-Sauce

Salmon Potato Latkes with Smoked Salmon, Caviar, and Tarragon Crème Fraîche

http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/Potato-Latkes-with-Smoked-Salmon-Caviar-and-Tarragon-Creme-Fraiche-236767

Various Latkes: http://kosherfood.about.com/od/hanukkah/tp/hanukkah.htm

Jewish Salad (cucumbers, fennel bulb, red onion, naval oranges, watercress, pomegranate seeds, honey sherry wine vinegar http://www.recipezaar.com/Jewish-Salad-148076

More Recipes for Jewish Salads http://kosherfood.about.com/od/hanukkah/tp/hanukkah.htm

Mandelbrot—Almond Bread, a 1950’s recipe: http://www.delish.com/recipefinder/idas-mandelbrot-recipe-5456?click=recipe_sr

Ma’amoul (Nut-filled Cookies)

http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/Maamoul-Nut-filled-Cookies-355919

Hanukkah Cutout Cookies:

http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/Hanukkah-Cutout-Cookies-2793 or

http://kosherfood.about.com/od/hanukkah/tp/hanukkah.htm

Almond Macaroon Fingers: http://www.delish.com/recipefinder/almond-macaroon-fingers-4380

Sane Baked Sufganiot –Donuts: http://www.recipezaar.com/Delicious-Sane-Baked-Sufganiot-Doughnuts-for-Hanukkah-148495 or

Sufganiyot: http://www.delish.com/recipefinder/sufganiyot-2832

On-Line Sources

http://homecooking.about.com/od/jewishholidays/a/hanukkahfoods.htm

http://kosherfood.about.com/od/hanukkah/tp/hanukkah.htm

http://recipemashups.wordpress.com/2008/09/30/barbara%E2%80%99s-brisket-with-leek-latkes-and-mama-grande%E2%80%99s-homemade-applesauce/

http://www.delish.com/entertaining-ideas/holidays/hanukkah/jewish-holidays-hanukkah-recipes

Jewish Vegetarian recipes: http://www.jewishveg.com/recipes.html

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1 comment for “International Holiday Dinners: A Hanukkah Dinner

  1. Eric
    December 11, 2009 at 2:58 pm

    Mazal Tov!

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