everyday i’m celebrating the oil

Posted: January 31st, 2017 | No Comments »
 Eight nights, one doughnut. Credit Tess Mayer for The New York Times

Eight nights, one doughnut. Credit Tess Mayer for The New York Times

from “New York Today: Lessons Beyond Latkes,” about the story of Hanukkah and the significance of oil in the celebration (and why doughnuts are a perfect food for the holiday):

The menorah ripple is four doughnuts of increasing sizes, fitted snugly within each other, with the largest having the circumference of a typical pizza pie. Cut it in half, and the ends of the doughy semicircles resemble the eight candles of a menorah.

Two of the ripples are filled with the plant’s house-made blackberry jam. The creation is then smeared with a cream cheese glaze, and glowing candles are etched on with all-natural icing.

“But I eat doughnuts every day, whether it’s Hanukkah or not,” Mr. Isreal added. “Everyday I’m celebrating the oil.”



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