To give a bit of background, Hanukkah foods usually fall under one or more of three main themes:
*Fried food – to remind us of the miracle of the oil in the Temple that lasted for 8 nights instead of one
*Dairy – to honor the legend of Judith, who inspired Judean fighters by beheading an Assyrian general after feeding him salty cheese, which made him so thirsty that he drank wine until he fell in a deep sleep
*Sweets – to celebrate, and as a treat for kids to encourage Torah learning and Jewish pride
And now, here are our top 8 favorite Hanukkah foods you need to try for a truly festive and tasty holiday!