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In Print: Clips from Food Sections

5. – The Chicago Tribune Kettle One Offers Free Rides, Food by Bayless “Anyone toddlin’ around town late at night knows nothing beats the munchies like Mexican food. But Rick Bayless’ Mexican food?You’ll have three nights starting Thursday to find out.The superstar restaurateur, author and television personality has teamed up with Ketel One vodka to drive home a point about drinking responsibly during the holiday season.”

4. – The Boston Globe Potato Latkes for a New Generation “or years, grandmothers everywhere grated potatoes on box graters that could easily skin your knuckles. But even made with care, the pancakes were often heavy and greasy. The next generation is upgrading latkes with great success, changing the way they’re made and what goes into them.”

3. – The LA Times For Hanukkah Parties, Fried Foods are a Must “And on a holiday that revolves around a one-day supply of oil that miraculously lasted for eight days, part of the celebrating — with or without the feathers and sparkles — still means frying.”

2. – The NY Times Sous Vide Moves From Avant-Garde to the Countertop “Sous vide combines the gentle, steady heat of poaching and an airtight seal, as in traditional methods of cooking in clay. The food literally stews in its own juices: no air, no water, no evaporation”

1. – The Washington Post Holiday Cookies “This year, we offer 25 delicate, fruity, saucer-size, tart, savory, colorful, crisp, gingerrific, salty-sweet, dairy-free, vegan, melting, buttery, giftable and easy-to-freeze treats to brighten the holidays.”

photo from The LA Times

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Latkes for Hanukkah

latkes.jpgThought I am not Jewish, with today as the first day of Hanukkah, I couldn’t think of a traditional food more delicious and appropriate than latkes. A couple of weeks ago, I posted a little “how to” on making these delectable potato treats and today I spent some time researching why latkes are so important in the Jewish religion. To learn more about the history of traditional Jewish foods, click here for a great article from the Traverse City Record-Eagle.

And for tips, tricks and more recipes for this festive delight check out the sources below…

The Baltimore SunPreparing Latkes and other Treats

The Chicago Daily Herald Celebrate Hanukkah with Healthier Latkes

NY TimesIf It’s Frozen and Comes in a Box, Is It Really a Latke?

Epicurious.comIn Praise of Potato Pancakes

MarthaStewart.com Martha’s Recipe for Latkes

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