Tart and sweet come together in this Thanksgivingukkah mashup.
Jewish Week Online Columnist
There’s another Hanukkah miracle of sorts to contemplate this year. In 2013, for the first time, and not again for several thousands of years, Hanukkah converges with Thanksgiving.
Actually, if you look a little closer, it’s not that simple. As we are the people of the book, I did some reading. Here’s what I found: Because Jewish holidays begin at sunset, the first night of Hanukkah falls on Wednesday, just before Thanksgiving. Given that, we only have to wait until 2070, when the first night of Hanukkah falls precisely the evening of Thanksgiving.
This Thanksgiving, offset your sweet potatoes and stuffing with a healthier side.
Online Jewish Week Columnist
Thanksgiving is certainly a holiday of indulgence, and Chanukah is a festival filled with oil and fried foods. It can't hurt to try something just a little bit healthier on your table this year. So nestled among your marshmallow-topped sweet potatoes, your green bean casserole and sausage stuffing, why not try a lighter take on coleslaw?
From Georgia (the country), spiced cranberry relish to go with turkey kotleti.
Anya von Bremzen
Special To The Jewish Week
With its lavish spicing and creative use of fresh herbs, Georgian food was adored by Russians. This tangy, vibrantly flavored relish is classically made with sour plums called tkemali, but it adapts beautifully to Thanksgiving cranberries.