With the very rare occurrence of the first night of Hanukkah and Thanksgiving falling on the same day, many practicing Jewish families are gearing up for a busy holiday season. But to celebrate one without slighting the other is a tricky feat. After all, it isn’t easy choosing between two beloved holidays. But instead of seeing this special time of year as an inconvenience, we invite you to take on the exciting challenge of creating new cultural celebrations that will help you make unique memories that can’t be replicated for another 75,000 years!
When you need a little guidance for what to do for this remarkable milestone holiday, you have to look for an expert on both traditions. Chef and owner of the New England Soup Factory and The Modern Rotisserie, Marjorie Druker, grew up cooking home-style Jewish recipes with her mother in the kitchen. These recipes are the same ones that she continues to make with her own daughter for both their home and their customers. A huge supporter of the Jewish community in Newton, Mass., the chef always has the kitchen stocked with Jewish cuisine year-round.
Chef Druker took some time to give The Daily Meal great entertaining tips and delicious recipes to help you make your holiday flawless and fantastic. Check out her recipes below and tips in the slideshow!