Hanukkah Face-Off: Ashkenazi Dish #6


Hanukkah is a time for enjoying Jewish culinary traditions with family and friends, and to that end we present a daily competition between Ashkenazi and Sephardic food, going up around sunset on the first seven days of Hanukkah – and presenting a wrap-up as the sun goes down on the eighth day. Whose food is the most appealing? Help us decide with your comments and social media shares.

Blintzes are like the lovechild of a crepe and a burrito. Sold yet?

These airy, easily-breakable pancakes are stuffed with soft cheese before being wrapped and fried in oil or butter. Some cooks will top this typically breakfast-time dish with jam, powdered sugar, or — sorry Nanna! — chopped bacon, but bare versions are equally satisfying. In fact, blintzes may be best enjoyed when eaten by-hand, without any gluttonous embellishments. After all, they’re really just an excuse to eat sweet, warm cheese in the morning.


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