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The Festival of the Holidays at Walt Disney World's Epcot theme park features traditional holiday foods from different countries and cultures around the world.
Last year, the event featured "traditional Jewish foods" for the first time, but none of them were actually related to Hanukkah or kosher.
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This year, Disney added two Hanukkah classics, latkes and jelly doughnuts known as "sufganiyot," to the L'Chaim! Holiday Kitchen menu, plus a specialty Hanukkah beer and kosher dessert options.
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For the first time, Disney World parkgoers can enjoy Hanukkah classics like latkes and jelly doughnuts during the holiday season. The L'Chaim! Holiday Kitchen pop-up is part of The Festival of the Holidays at Epcot featuring traditional holiday foods from different countries and cultures around the world.
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When Disney introduced the L'Chaim! Holiday Kitchen last year, the menu consisted of "traditional Jewish foods" like potato knishes, chicken and matzo ball soup, and pastrami on rye. People were thrilled that Disney was finally including Jewish culture in the annual festival, but the menu was devoid of anything specific to the holiday of Hanukkah. Traditional fried favorites such as latkes and jelly doughnuts were conspicuously absent.
Other pavilions at the festival were serving food and drinks directly related to Christmas, like the American Holiday Table with both Christmas ham and turkey, or the Bavaria Holiday Kitchen's offering of glühwein (mulled wine). The L'Chaim! Holiday Kitchen...
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