Calorific!

Posted on 17. Dec, 2009 by in Jeremy Caplan, Uncategorized

There are many differences between religions, but there’s one thing that we all believe in – and practice.
Holidays are a time when counting calories is forbidden.
You don’t have to be Jewish to appreciate a deep fried dough, sprinkled with powder sugar on top, with strawberry jam inside.

Each traditional Jewish Jelly doughnut (Sufganiyah), has between 450-500 calories, and can only be found once a year, for eight days in December.

The origin of the doughnut – The miracle of Hanukkah; the little bit of oil in the temple, magically was able to light the Menorah for eight days. To celebrate and remember this, we eat deep fried food like Latkes (potato pancakes) and Jelly donuts.

On 86th street, ‘Tal-Bagels’ sold on the first day of Hanukkah 3,000 and between 1,000-1,500 each day of the holiday, for $2.25. Made fresh every 15 minutes.

Happy Holidays!

Holiday Special – Jelly Donut aka Sufganiyah from Dana Rapoport on Vimeo.

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