12.08.2010

Virtually Vegan Hanukkah

So last night we celebrated something different for a change...Hanukkah!!

We made latkes which are similar to hash browns.....yummy!!! Potato anything is comfort food in my book, so I was all for it.....

I will share the recipes soon......

A bit of "latke" trivia from Wikipedia:

Latkes are traditionally eaten by Jews during the Jewish Hanukkah festival. The oil for cooking the latkes is reminiscent of the oil from the Hanukkah story that kept the Second Temple of ancient Israel lit with a long-lasting flame that is celebrated as a miracle. Despite the popularity of latkes and tradition of eating them during Hanukkah, they are hard to come by in stores or restaurants in Israel.The word leviva, the Hebrew name for latke, has its origins in the Book of Samuel's description of the story of Amnon and Tamar. Some interpreters have noted that the homonym levav means "heart," and the verbal form of l-v-v occurs in the Song of Songs as well.Levivot need not necessarily be made from potatoes. Prior to the introduction of the potato to the Old World, levivot were and in some places still are made from a variety of other vegetables, cheeses, legumes, or starches, depending on the available local ingredients and food ways of the various places where Jews lived.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Potato_pancake

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