Schmaltz, butter's sassy brother
Though schmaltz is not the most traditional fat to use on Hanukkah, using it to fry latkes makes them crispy and more flavorful.
In the December issue of Bon Appétit magazine, editor-in-chief Adam Rapoport recommended frying latkes in schmaltz, thus bringing this rendered chicken fat back to the spotlight. Although this is not the most traditional fat to use on Hanukkah (after all, for all we know,...
Vered Guttman is a caterer and a food writer based in Washington DC. Growing up in Israel she took her first lessons in Jewish cooking sitting at the tables of her two grandmothers, one from Poland, the other from Iraq. In Modern Manna, Vered will share a mix of new Israeli trends and old Jewish traditions, sprinkled with a distinct Sephardic flavor. Follow Vered on Twitter @veredguttman