Inspiration

Tastes, Tunes, Traditions for YOUR Hanukkah 2018

 
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not your bubbe’s menorah

If there is one Hanukkah must-have, it’s a menorah. You might think that the perfect menorah doesn’t exist. Don’t want to settle for old-school Judaica or break your budget on an intriguing piece of craftsmanship?  Fortunately, it’s 2018 and modern menorahs are popping up that are both cool and affordable. Blogger Camille Styles compiled a list of menorahs that range in style, creativity, and $$$.

 
 
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persian perspective

We too love the classic Hanukkah treats, latkes (potato pancakes) and sufganiyot (jelly donuts). But 8 days back-to-back can get a bit much, right?  Fear not, Iranian Chef Louisa Shaifa is here with Persian Hanukkah feasting ideas. Inspired by traditional Iranian flavors and themes of Hanukkah, Shaifa’s dishes shine a light on the delicious power of olive oil and blend bold flavors to create elevated takes on festive comfort foods. Think: Lamb Meatballs, Persimmon and Goat Cheese Cheesecake, and Winter Squash Fritters with Rose.

 
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television tradition

Seeking a dose of nostalgia? Looking for a different take on your favorite holiday story? Luckily, Bustle compiled a list of Hanukkah-inspired films and television specials for you to binge while you snack some on some gelt and latkes. Check out the interfaith-friendly The OC episode that coined the term “Chrismukkah” or the famous Rugrats television special that takes on the Hanukkah story (with a cute twist).

 
 
 

finally! A legit excuse to eat the yummiest fried foods. all in the name of tradition. Looking for the tastiest latkes (potato pancakes) and sufganiyot (jelly donuts) in los Angeles? FROM TRADITIONAL TAKES TO sexy SPINS ON OUR FAVORITE FESTIVE EATS, this interactive map has got you covered.

red pins: latkes we love | yellow pins: jellies that make us jolly

know of a spot that should be featured on this guide? email us!

 

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