That’s Lifestyle: Tis the season to be jolly

Lifestyle editor’s weekly wrap-up: Post-Hanukka detox; from Yemenite Quarter with love.

December 21, 2012 08:47
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Rainbow latkes. (photo credit: Boaz Lavi)


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Although Hanukka ended last weekend, the JPost Lifestyle section kept the flame burning when it came to festive holiday recipes.

The team at offered up a number of different recipes to help lighten the load after all the heavy oil-infused latkes and doughnuts eaten throughout the holiday. 

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For those that were still in the holiday mood, the Biscotti Bakery in Bnei Brak shared some of their most unusual Hanukka recipes, including different colored latkes.

Staying on the Hanukka theme, Gloria Deutsch had a lot of praise for the Olive Leaf restaurant in Tel Aviv, which is currently holding an olive oil festival.

After attending a preview event, Laura Kelly gave a breakdown of what Rustico will be offering when they celebrate the traditional Italian festival of Sagra with a special menu highlighting Israel’s winter vegetables.

Combining food and travel, Will Blesch checked out the Eden House in Tel Aviv’s Yemenite Quarter where Russian elegance meets Israeli chic.

Moving slightly further afield, Tanya Powell-Jones gave us her account of how best to spend the day sightseeing in Vienna for those who want to make the most of the city’s Jewish attractions.

Back in Jerusalem, Loren Minsky spoke to Binyamin Hudja, 35, co-owner of a number of successful restaurants in the capital and delved into his interesting world.

With Hanukka now behind us, Christmas is the next big festival that will be celebrated in the Holy Land. Loren Minksy was also on hand to offer up her rundown of the top 5 Christmas events taking place in Jerusalem.

JPost film critic Hannah Brown gave an in-depth account of Israeli films that are expected to perform well internationally in the coming year. Some of her picks included Rama Burshtein’s acclaimed drama of haredi life, Fill the Void, Emad Burnat and Guy Davidi’s 5 Broken Cameras, about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and Dror Moreh’s The Gatekeepers about the Mossad.

With the New Year approaching, look out for plenty of features looking back at 2012 as well as previews of the year ahead.

The writer is's Lifestyle editor.

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