Sunday, December 28, 2014 Tevet 6, 5775

Robert Libkind

Jewish Exponent Blogger

The Chanukah goose tradition goes as far back in time as the Christmas goose, but is largely forgotten today because many home cooks fear the fat and the perceived tedious work of pricking the bird as it roasts.

Goose bumps
Why do some of the most respected chefs in the area devote a Sunday afternoon to flipping latkes for a community event, especially when most of them don't even offer the Chanukah classic on their regular menus?

Didn't get into the sold-out Latkepalooza but still want to enjoy the Chanukah treat without taking the time to make your own? Here's where to find them at restaurants in or near Center City.

A sold-out crowd of 400 latke lovers converged at the Gershman Y in Philadelphia to sample the offerings at the 12th annual Latkepalooza.

New owners have taken over the Famous Fourth Street Deli branch on 19th Street, plus new offerings at local bagelries, latke specials at Reading Terminal and other foodie tidbits.

Rich Kaufman


Bob explores the local food scene and cultural imperatives behind Jewish delicacies for the Exponent's Philacatessen blog. 

After a career in corporate public relations and, before that, reporting and editing for daily and weekly newspapers, he enjoys retirement by scouring farmers markets, the Reading Terminal Market, and the best bakeries, delis, specialty food shops and ethnic markets he can find throughout the region. 
Outside of his contributions to Philacatessen, since 2006 has been posting his Roberts Market Report, a blog devoted to area farmers markets.
When he’s not thinking about, writing about, buying, cooking or consuming good things to eat, he’s sitting on his Fairmount stoop trying to bring down real estate values.

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