For the first night of Hanukkah
“True philosophy leads to the latke.”
So proved the great philosopher Ted Cohen in the 1976 Latke-Hamantash Debate at the University of Chicago.
Any night of Hanukkah is an appropriate time for the intellectual and gastronomic delights of The Great Latke-Hamantash Debate, a collection of the best of nearly sixty years of brilliant University of Chicago oratory deployed on behalf of latkes and hamantashen.
Our online feature for the book includes the text and audio of Ted Cohen’s “Consolations of the Latke” as well as recipes for both the immortal pancake and the equally worthy pastry.