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'Thanksgivukkah' combines food, traditions of Thanksgiving and Hanukkah

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Jelly donuts are a sweet Hanukkah tradition in Israel and elsewhere, but Zohar Zohar is turkey-fying that tradition at Zuker Bakery in the East Village.

Zohar's donuts reflect the uncommon collision of Thanksgiving and Hanukkah such as turkey and cranberry pumpkin-filled donuts and sweet potato donuts filled with toasted marshmallow. There are four varieties in all.

At Prime Grill, a Kosher restaurant, Chef David Kolotkin is having fun with the two holidays as well, creating a potato latke stuffed with turkey sausage. Apple and cranberry relish goes with it of course.

"I figured this would be a unique way to actually enjoy it," says Chef Kolotkin.

So dig into that extra-large latke to reveal the turkey.

Leave it to ten-year-old Asher Weintraub to capitalize on the convergence of the holidays with another creation  a "menurkey".

"It's a menorah in the shape of a turkey," says Weintraub.

From his computer model, Weintraub was able to manufacture his menurkeys. They sell online and at the Jewish Museum, where two thousand have already sold.

These menorahs mark a history that won't repeat itself for a very long time. According to the Jewish calendar it happened in 1888, but won't happen again for 70,000 years.

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