Virtual Hanukkah Cooking Class – Sweet Ricotta Latkes
What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you think of Hanukkah? Typically, we think of golden potato latkes frying in oil, right? Well, did you know that the first latkes were made with ricotta cheese? These delicious ricotta latkes were made by Jews living in Italy, and were accompanied by sweet honey or delicious fruit preserves.
The typical potato latkes we’ve come to know and love only became a staple in the Jewish kitchen in the 18th Century. However, cheese latkes have been made for Hanukkah since the middle ages, when both dairy and fried foods became Hanukkah traditions.
Are you ready to try your hand at ricotta lakes? Get into the Hanukkah spirit and join The Wandering Chew for a virtual workshop on Sunday, December 6th from 2 – 3 pm to learn how to make sweet ricotta cheese latkes and persimmon jam. Ricotta latkes topped with sweet jam? Happy Hanukkah indeed!
We’re also excited to be presenting this event in partnership with our friends at the Westmount Public Library and the Museum of Jewish Montreal.