Many holidays are coming up, and Chanukah holds immense spiritual significance. While it may not be considered one of the major Jewish holidays, it is far from lacking importance.
What is Chanukah?
As with most Jewish holidays, Chanukah has its roots in history. The day comes from the celebration of driving out the Syrian-Greeks in order to reclaim the Holy Temple in Jerusalem. When the people of Israel went to light the menorah at the temple, they discovered that there was only enough oil for one night. The miracle occurred when the one night’s supply of oil lasted them for eight days, hence why Chanukah is an eight-day celebration.
No holiday is complete without a fantastic feast to accompany the festivities. Given the importance of the lasting oil, many foods fried in oil are served as a symbol to the miracle. These meals include:
- Short Ribs – If you are looking for a meal option packed with taste, then short ribs may be your answer. The beef can be braised in red wine as well as veal stock to ensure rich flavor.
- Salmon – If you are trying to stay away from red meat but don’t want to break kosher, then salmon is the option for you. Not only can salmon be prepared in several different ways, it is also beneficial for your health.
- Latkes – One of the most commonly known Jewish dishes, the latke, or potato pancake, is always welcome to the table at Chanukah. They are delectable and can be customized by adding additional ingredients such as diced onions into the mix.
- Sufganiyot – Incredibly popular around Chanukah, sufganiyot are a delicious saccharine treat. This Israeli take on a jelly doughnut is sure to leave your sweet tooth satisfied.
Catering for Your Chanukah celebration
Chanukah celebrations last for eight days. Each day, celebratory kosher foods must be prepared for the festivities. You can ease the burden of cooking by calling Zayde’s Kosher Catering at 800-627-8258. We can guarantee delicious food that adheres to kosher guidelines to provide you with the best holiday experience.