On her website ToriAvey.com, Tori Avey explores the story behind the food – why we eat what we eat, how the recipes of different cultures have evolved, and how yesterday’s recipes can inspire us in the kitchen today. Learn more about Tori and The History Kitchen.
On November 28, 2013, Hanukkah and Thanksgiving will overlap. It’s the first time this has happened since Abraham Lincoln declared Thanksgiving a national holiday in 1863. The coincidence is quite rare due to the Jewish calendar slowly going out of sync with the solar calendar. According to one recent calculation, the dates won’t match up this way again until the year 79,811. This once-in-a-lifetime dual holiday has been dubbed “Thanksgivukkah” by many American Jews, who will be celebrating both holidays at the same time. Turkeys and menorahs, sweet potatoes and dreidels, cornucopias and latkes… oh my! We’ve got one major party to prepare for.