Today's festival is celebrated in many different countries, and there are many traditions and customs involved. I am talking about Hanukkah, an 8 day Jewish holiday to celebrate the re-dedication of the Holy Temple in Jerusalem in the 2ns century BCE.
This holiday lands on the 25th Kislev on the Hebrew calendar. Some rituals include lighting one candle on the Menorah on each of the 8 nights, signing songs, reciting psalms, and exchanging presents.
One of the most famous of the traditional foods is the potato latke, right next to matzo, that is.
Here's a whole list of latke recipes, with a vegan recipe (and picture) below:
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- ¾ cup quick-cooking oats or quinoa flakes
- 6 medium-large potatoes, grated
- 1 medium carrot, grated
- 1 medium onion, grated
- ½ cup matzo meal (or ½ cup additional quinoa flakes)
- Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
- Safflower or other high-heat vegetable oil for frying
- Applesauce and Vegan sour cream, optional
Read more at http://www.vegkitchen.com/recipes/vegan-latkes-potato-pancakes/#emFx8XF5M6Zvu8U3.99