Friday, December 07, 2007

You can't make this stuff up.

Evidently, a deli in Greenwich Village (part of New York City) has advertised ham as "Delicious for Chanukah." I'm guessing it's someone's very bad idea for a practical joke, as I cannot imagine anyone growing up in Gotham and being ignorant of the fact that (observant) Jews don't eat pork.

And if you want to join Jacob in commemorating the victory over the Greeks, a simple recipe for latke, the potato pancakes traditionally eaten during Chanukah.

3-4 potatoes, grated
1/4 cup flour
2 eggs
salt to taste, ~ 1/2 tsp
olive oil

Grate potatoes finely, and add flour, salt, and eggs. Mix well. Fry in olive oil (not lard, ahem!) until browned on both sides. Serve with applesauce or other fruit toppings.


pentamom said...

I've seen some anti-religious types trying to stir something up at our favorite blog-attached-to-a-newsmagazine from which we've both since fled, by averring that Christians ought to find Chanukah offensive in the same way that we find aggressive secularism offensive, because after all, Judaism is an anti-Christian religion. Well, yes, modern Judaism is an anti-Christian religion, but Chanukah celebrates something God did BEFORE anybody even had a chance to reject Christ. Silly, silly!

Bike Bubba said...

That's pretty good--Christians are supposed to reject a holiday that Jesus celebrated (Feast of Dedication) because of something written at least three centuries later?

And the secularists claim it's the Christian who doesn't understand logic. (you're sure it was truly secularists, and not anti-Jewish nutcases like Nick Peters?)