Hanukkah 2010 Menu Ideas

(Hanukkah celebration, San Fernando 2008)

This year Hanukkah falls from sundown December 1 – December 8. Many people know this holiday as the Jewish ‘Festival Of Lights’ however it is also often mistakenly thought of as a Jewish equivalent of Christmas causing me to field many a puzzled look when someone wishes me a Happy Hanukkah around December 25th only to be made aware that it ended quite some time ago. Although there are times (due to difference in calendars) when the two festivals do overlap it isn’t a regular occurrence.

Hanukkah cuisine is marked by an abundance of fried foods, all edible testimony to the story behind the festival.

Although this site has been around since 2006 this is the first time that I am actually pulling together a cohesive roundup of recipes. Recipes not currently linked will be posted over the next few days, so stay tuned! 🙂 I hope you will enjoy this series and draw some inspiration from it for your table (or for the table of a friend if you are invited to a celebration)!


Hanukkah 2010 Tablescape Ideas


Curried Potato ‘mini’-Latkes
Trinidad Sahina
Trinidad Saltfish Accra
Trinidad Pholourie


Bubbly Guava-Ginger Ale




Trinidad Black Cake
Trinidad Kurma


Asian Crisp-Fried Noodles and Chili Vegetables
Caramelised Onion & Anchovy Tarts
Pan-Fried Snapper with Tomato Salsa


Fried Okras
Oven-Crisped Potato Latkes
Pesto Latkes