Yesterday I glanced at my calender and realized that next Tuesday, 12/20, is the first day of Hannukkah. What I know about the Festival of Lights could probably be seated atop a postage stamp. (Then again, I was raised Catholic, and what I know about that religion could probably fit comfortably inside a letter-sized envelope.) I am particularly ignorant about the foodways and culinary traditions associated with the festival.
So I'm putting out a call for Hannukkah recipes from those of you who celebrate it, be it the latkes handed down through 10 generations in your family, or your own creations. For this blog I'm particularly, though not exclusively, interested in recipes which update old traditions for modern times, be it low-fat, gluten-free, meatless, reduced sugar, or simply surprising twists using new ingredients. If I am deluged I may not be able to share them all but will do my best.
If you have a photograph of the dish, please send that along as well (don't worry if it's not "professional" looking) If the recipe is not your own, that is if you've gotten it from a website, please send a link to the source; if from a book or from someone else, please give the name or proper credit. Send it all along to my email addy JMRosemarie@gmail.com Please include "Hannukkah Recipe" in title of your message. Or simply write up your recipe or guidelines for such in the comments field, if you prefer.
Just one more guideline, gentle reader, for now and future: If your recipe includes some essential ingredient along the lines of "the honey-crusted goat cheese I acquired from the very highest summit of the Alps on my trip to Switzerland last summer", or "the rosso picento from my favorite wine shop in Rome," please do provide an equivalent ingredient or give us an idea for a substitute that can be sourced locally (in North America, at least). Is that honey-crusted goat cheese, for instance, soft, semi-soft, or hard? Is it similar to camembert, munster or parmesaen? (Or, heaven forbid, Velveeta?)
And then do please kindly bring some back for me the next time you return from your adventures; I'd love to try it. And give my fond regards to the goat.
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