Two worlds will converge this month, when Hanukkah overlaps with Thanksgiving. The mashup of, well, mashed potatoes and potato latkes is a once-in-a-lifetime event. As Time Magazine reports, the two holidays won't coincide again until the year 79811, due to the funky mathematics of the Hebrew and secular calendars.
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The eight-day Hanukkah festival begins at sundown on Nov. 27, the evening before Thanksgiving. A savvy marketing specialist named the phenomenon Thanksgivukkah which led to merchandise like the menurkey candelabra, the brain child of a child.
The BuzzFeed staff came up with an inspired dinner menu, including Manischewitz-brined roast turkey, sweet potato bourbon noodle kugel, and roasted Brussels sprouts with pastrami and pickled red onion. Latkes, of course, are a natural way to link American and Jewish cuisines. Last year Joan Nathan shared with us her recipe for curried sweet potato latkes, which is a good place to start.More »