These Recipes are Perfect for Celebrating Hanukkah

For eight nights, in the dark of winter, Jewish families around the world celebrate the Festival of Lights, better known as Hanukkah. Each of those nights will be filled with traditional rituals and foods, from lighting the menorah to eating potato pancakes. Read on for a few ideas that can take Hanukkah meals to another level.

Happy Hanukkah

To all of our Jewish friends … on this first night of Hanukkah, we wish you a happy holiday and a season full of light. And may all your latkes be fried in duck fat and topped with foie gras. For more recipes incorporating duck fat and potatoes, try our incredible fingerling confit recipe for a rich side…

Thanksgivukkah Comes But Once Every 79,000 Years

You’ve surely heard. It’s being touted by the media as a once-in-a-lifetime event. The convergence of the Jewish and Gregorian calendars brings us a hybrid holiday this year: Thanksgivukkah. Hanukkah falls early this year, with the first night of the Festival of Lights on Wednesday, November 27. And Thanksgiving is later than normal on Thursday, November…

The Duck Fat Doughnut Recipe

The duck fat doughnut is a savory miracle. We love this recipe by the incomparable Ian Knauer from  Gourmet magazine, and we continue to believe it is the best doughnut ever. But we might be biased. There is a lot of duck involved. It’s a perfect recipe for Hanukkah, or for that rarest of holidays, Thanksgivukkah. Sufganiyot, or doughnuts,…

Duck Fat Potato Pancakes AKA Latkes with Foie Gras

These golden potato pancakes are crisped in duck fat before being crowned with silky foie gras and tart apple. Delicious. And appropriate for Hanukkah. Or Thanksgivukkah. After all, the history of foie gras in Europe can be traced back to Jewish immigrants, who brought the technique of fattening ducks and geese from Egypt. Schmaltz, anyone?…

Celebrating Hanukkah D’Artagnan Style

For eight days and nights, in the dark of winter, Jewish families around the world will celebrate the Festival of Lights, better known as Hanukkah. And each of those nights will be filled with traditional rituals and foods. For those of you looking for something beyond matzoh ball soup, potato latkes and brisket, we have a few…