By: Lane Nieset
The executive chef at Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem is known for his untraditional approach to Israeli cuisine%u2014and his kosher Hanukkah wine pairings are no different.
During the Festival of Lights, oil may be the shining star of the meal, but the night wouldn't be complete without another element rooted just as steeply in tradition: wine. Don't think that keeping kosher means you're limited to super sweet vino like Manischewitz. "Most people think that kosher wine is hard to find and tastes different than regular wine, but this is completely untrue," says Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem's executive chef, Itzik Barak. "There's a lot of great wine in Israel and excellent Kosher wines have been available for centuries. Wine is a very holy substance in the Jewish religion and that's why it needs to be kosher."
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Published By: Food & Wine