Monday, January 05, 2009
Hanukkah is now over but we were lucky enough to be in Jerusalem for both that holiday and Christmas (which is hugely fascinating if you're Jewish and only exposed to American-style Christmas celebrations. Ain't nothing like being at midnight mass in the Old City in Jerusalem to give you a new perspective on Jesus.) One of the nicest things about being in Israel during a holiday is the food that comes along with it and for Hanukkah it's all about the donuts. But these are not your mama's Dunkin Donuts variety. I'm talking sufganiyot, deep-fried jelly donuts. Some bakeries get all fancy with Arak-flavored and caramel-filled fried buns of goodness. Needless to say, it's hard to resist the ubiquitous treats when every bakery tempts you with specimens like these.