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A vegetarian feast for Hanukkah

November 29, 2010 |  8:35 am


There will be no potato latkes on my Hanukkah table this year. Yes, I know they're traditional — my mother made them every Hanukkah when I was growing up. I've also prepared them for my children in years gone by, along with sufganiyot, an Israelified version of the jelly doughnut.

But this year I'm in the mood for something completely different, so I'm taking inspiration for my holiday meal from the Maccabees and combining it with a lesser-known Hanukkah custom of eating dairy foods. Click here for more -- and the menu.

-- Phyllis Glazer

Photo: Faux sufganiyot with chocolate-espresso sauce and pistachios. Click here for the recipe. Credit: Glenn Koenig / Los Angeles Times