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Culture Video

Watch Irish People Try Hanukkah Foods For The First Time

There are still a few days left in Hanukkah, the Jewish Festival of Lights that celebrates the rededication of the Holy Temple. To learn more about the holiday festival, the folks over at Facts decided to try some of the most iconic dishes eaten during Hanukkah.

Classic Hanukkah dishes include latke (fried potato cakes), kugel (egg noodle casserole), Hanukkah brisket, and sufganiyah (fried jelly doughnuts). This is arguably one of Facts’ most delicious videos.

The dishes were pretty well-received, probably because the majority of them were deep-fried. Who doesn’t love fried foods? The crunch on those potato latke’s left us salivating.

Check out the video above if you ever wondered what foods are celebrated during the Festival of Lights.

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Features

Gratuitous Food Porn: Thanksgivukkah Edition

Eat up, guys. The next Thanksgivukkah (the happy occasion when Thanksgiving and Hanukkah happen to fall on the same day) isn’t for another 70,000 years. Besides, let’s be real, the turkey – stuffing – mashed potatoes combo gets a little old after the 20th (or, you know, 60th) year in a row. This year, swap the tried and trues for latke pumpkin pies, turkey sufganiyots, and challah stuffing in what could be the most inspired culinary mash-up to come out of 2013 (sorry cronut). Happy Thanksgivukkah everybody! L’chaim!

*Warning: not everything on this list is guaranteed kosher.

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Jewish Manhattan

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Recipe: 12 Bottle Bar

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The Pilgrim Cocktail

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Recipe: The Spirit

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Manischewitz Sangria

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Recipe: Smithsonian Mag

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Brussels Sprout Latkes with Balsamic Dijon Sour Cream

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Recipe: My Name is Yeh

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Bourbon Coffee-Braised Brisket with Cranberry Sauce

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Recipe: What Jew Wanna Eat

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Thanksgivukkah Sandwich

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PicThx Mendocino Farms

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Pumpkin Mandelbrot

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Recipe: Gluten Free Canteen

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Chestnut Hummus with Pita Chips

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Recipe: KCET

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Horseradish Mashed Potatoes

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Recipe: Buzzfeed

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Pastrami Brussels Sprouts

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Recipe: Buzzfeed

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Roasted Green Beans with Fresh Cranberries and Dukkah

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Recipe: May I Have That Recipe

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The Thanksgivukkah Double Down

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Recipe: Food 52

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Latke-Crusted Turkey Stuffing Fritter with Liquid Cranberry Core and Turkey Schmaltz Gravy

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Recipe: Serious Eats

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Pumpkin Challah

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Recipe: The Shiksa

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Challah Stuffing with Turkey Sausage, Leeks, and Cherries

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Recipe: Little Ferraro Kitchen

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Thanksgivukkah Dog

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PicThx Dog Haus

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Spiced Sweet Potato Gelt with Orange Honey Sour Cream Sauce

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Recipe: Elephant Eats

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Turkey and Cranberry Sufganiyot

PicThx Zucker Bakery

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Sweet Potato Kugel

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Recipe: Buzzfeed

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Latke Pumpkin Pie

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Recipe: My Name is Yeh

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Sweet Potato Latkes with Cranberry Apple Sauce

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Recipe: KCET

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Pumpkin Pie Sufganiyot

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Recipe: Couldn’t Be Parve

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Sweet Potato Latkes with Brown Sugar Syrup and Cayenne Candied Pecans

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Recipe: The Shiksa

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Pumpkin Meringues

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Recipe: Gluten Free Canteen

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Potato Apple Latke Bites

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Recipe: Gluten Free Canteen

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Pecan Pie Lace Cookies with Raspberry Filling

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Recipe: Busy in Brooklyn

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Chocolate Cranberry Cake with Gelt Glaze

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Recipe: What Jew Wanna Eat

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Manischewitz Marshmallows

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Recipe: Cupcake Project

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Pecan Pie Rugelach

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Recipe: Buzzfeed

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Sweets

Turkey and Cranberry Stuffed Donuts for Thanksgivukkah

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Zucker Bakery, go to your room and think about what you’ve done. What do you think you’re doing, putting TURKEY in a DONUT?

Thanksgiving and Hanukkah fall on the same date this year, and to commemorate, New York City’s Zucker Bakery decided to stuff the American Thanksgiving dinner inside a traditional Jewish sufganiyah. The pastries come in four varieties: spiced pumpkin-flavored, filled with turkey and gravy; spiced pumpkin, filled with turkey and cranberry; spiced pumpkin, filled with only cranberry; and sweet potato-flavored, filled with toasted marshmallow.

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The promotional images are admittedly gorgeous, but we still can’t shake our utter bewilderment that such a combination actually exists.

Just tell us one thing, Zucker Bakery. Do you think this is a game? Do you not understand that the cronut (est. May — as in, six whole months ago — 2013) was a brilliant idea, but every Frankenfood/hybrid/creature-from-the-deep mash-up that’s followed since has at best paled in comparison, and at worst, committed all sorts of heinous sins against mankind? Do you not care about the children?

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The Tur-Donuts will be available for public “enjoyment” starting this weekend. Mazel Tov, err body.

H/T Grubstreet + PicThx Zucker Bakery