It’s the last night of Hanukkah. Some of you are elbow deep in blue and white wrapping paper, your stack of awesome gifts by your side. Others, like us, are left with nothing but an oily latke breakout; fond memories of Hanukkahs of yore; and pictures of Jake Gyllenhaal’s six-pack, Drake’s tasty mug, Zach Braff’s adorableness, Mark Salling’s general hotness, Jason Segel’s not-so-full frontal, Daniel Radcliffe’s across-the-pond sexiness and Andy Samberg’s boyish good looks bookmarked on our computers.
Either way, there’s one last candle to light and we saved the yummiest for last.
Sure we love good-looking, funny, charming, magical, stand-up comedian, scrub-wearing Jewish men. But at the end of the day, our hearts lay with our one true love: Jewish food. Rain or shine, straightener or no-straightener, memorable Bat Mitzvah party favor or throwaway gift, Jewish food has always been there for us. Through the ups and the downs, the millions of yearly Jewish holidays, and the sadness that comes when no TV show – not even Glee – recognizes Hanukkah during the holiday season.
And that’s why we saved the last candle for our favorite cuisine.
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