Thanks to Rachel Kamin for recommending Eight Candles and a Tree on this radio program. (Start at 11:30 for the interfaith book recommendations.)
for recommending my book for kids who celebrate Christmas and Hanukkah. Here’s the link.
Growing up in a Jewish family in Johannesburg, South Africa, my mother always made latkes made from the International Goodwill recipe book — her “go to” book for our family’s meals. Here is the latke recipe:
3 medium-sized potatoes, small grated onion, 2 eggs, 5 Tbs flour, 1 tsp baking powder, 1 tsp salt, dash of pepper, oil for frying.
Grate the potatoes and onions. Add salt, pepper, eggs, flour and baking powder and mix. Drop by tablespoons into deep hot oil into which a piece of onion has been added. Fry to golden brown on each side. Put in oven to dry and crisp for about five minutes. Serve with applesauce.
The holidays are coming up. This year Hanukkah begins on December 12th. Get young kids (and grownups) busy with this coloring sheet of the book’s cover.
Thank you to to Erica Astrove at the Fletcher School in Cambridge for reading Eight Candles and a Tree to her class.
So pleased to see my book in the “Seasonal Books” section of the best bookstore around! Thanks Booksmith for the third year of selling Eight Candles and a Tree. If you can’t make it to the store, you can purchase the book here.
So pleased to see that my book is recommended for “blended families” in the December 2016 edition of Real Simple magazine (p 176).
Here is an article with some useful suggestions for interfaith couples.
Thank you to Sue Katz Miller for this roundup of books about kids who celebrate both Christmas and Hanukkah.