While Christians celebrate Christmas, Jewish people celebrate Hanukkah.
Also known as the festival of lights, Hanukkah is an 8-day-long holiday honoring the Jews’ triumph over the tyrannous forces that outlawed Judaism during the second century BC.
The Jewish people reclaimed their temple in Jerusalem, which miraculously stayed illuminated by a blazing lantern for eight days. Thus, Jews light a candle for every night the lantern blazed, placing each candle on a structure called the menorah.
Hanukkah also involves plenty of songs, dreidel playing, and most importantly, feasting on a cornucopia of delicious dishes.
Below, I’ll go over all the most iconic traditional Hanukkah food you’ll see at any Hannukah feast table.
These light and fluffy Hanukkah doughnuts use orange juice to infuse a subtle citrus flavor. This recipe is a labor of love that involves two rising processes. They taste like beignets in my opinion. You even top them with powdered sugar.
Erin lives in East Passyunk and enjoys checking out the local restaurants in South Philly and beyond. Her favorite restaurants are those with spicy food and outdoor seating so that she can bring along her dog, Miss Piggy.