Hanukkah, also called the Festival of Lights, starts on December 7 this year. The Jewish celebration honors the Maccabean Revolt against their oppressors, which led to the rededication of the Second Temple in Jerusalem. Legend has it that the temple’s menorah miraculously stayed lit for eight days, even though there was only a small amount of oil (y’all remember the Rugrats episode, right?). If you haven’t decided how you’re celebrating—or what you’re serving—yet, we’ve got your back.
Today, people all over the world symbolically light their own menorahs for eight consecutive nights, plus exchange gifts and share some seriously delicious meals. With that in mind, here’s our guide to the best Hanukkah food to make this year, including everything from noodle kugel to honey challah to the crispiest potato latkes ever.