Be Merry / The Hanukkah miracle of the latke without oil
No need for the classic Hanukkah dish to be greasy - not when you use sweet potatoes and bake your latkes. Just one of the many possibilities of this root veggie, now in high season.
In antiquity the sweet potato was picked from the wild on the faraway Polynesian islands in the Pacific Ocean, and the inhabitants ate all of it, including its nutritious leaves.It then spread to Peru, apparently brought there by birds. There it was domesticated and became a substantial vegetable in the Peruvian diet. The Spaniard Christopher Columbus is the one who brought the sweet potato seeds to Europe on...
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