Religious, secular and ethnic celebrations
abound during this season of the year. That’s why
we were so pleased when Costco member Gerry
Worth sent us a collection of Hanukkah recipes that
she and her friends have collected over the years.
Considered very much a family festival,
Chanukah, or Hanukkah (both spellings are correct),
commemorates an ancient Judaic victory and the
miracle of oil lasting in the Temple not one but eight
days. A nightly blessing and candle-lighting ceremony
using a special candelabrum called a menorah is a
highlight of the eight-day celebration, as well as
games, songs, gifts and foods prepared from recipes
handed down through the generations.
It is traditional to eat items fried in oil such as
potato latkes (potato pancakes) and deep-fried jelly
doughnuts, called sufganiot.
Gerry enjoys celebrating Hanukkah with her three
children, five grandchildren and many friends. She
loves to travel, is very active in the Jewish community
and volunteers at the Manchester airport. All this
and she still finds time to cook and shop at Costco!
Costco thanks Gerry and her friends for sharing
some of their cherished traditional recipes.
Frankie Shapiro’s Chopped Herring page 78
Bernice Kesslen’s Sour Cream Pancakes page 78
Charles Shapiro’s Spicy Potato Pancakes page 78
Gerry Worth’s Chopped Liver page 79
Elisa Harris’ Hanukkah Noodle Pudding page 79