"As a child, I used to eat these cheese latkes when I visited my grandmother," said Lily Stern Serviansky of Coral Gables, Florida. "Since she died before giving me the recipe, I recreated it through my father's taste memories." Mrs. Serviansky's father and mother come from Hungary to Mexico where Lillie was born. "My grandmother used to tell me that during Roman times the Jewish women who were taken as slaves and concubines would feed these latkes to the Roman soldiers to make them thristy for wine. Then the women would put poison in the wine. She also told us that the only reason Jews in Central and Eastern Europe switched to potato latkes was because they were so poor they couldn't afford cheese."

Lily Servianksy


Episode 10, Season 1: Hanukkah: Oil and Freedom


Cheese Latke

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