( photo of Amy Guth)
Amy Guth, the writer of the new book Fallen Women had the FABULOUS vision to have a Chanukah blog tour. Therefore, I blog before you..a stop on Amy's Chanukah meme questions tour . Holla!
To get find out more about Amy and the new book http://www.amyguth.com/.
1. Quick! You must turn a plate of latkes into an upscale gourmet delight (as if they aren't already?). What would you add to them to dress them up,flavor and/or garnish them?
I would make yam or sweet potato latkes first of all, not that there is anything wrong with the regular potato. I would add cilantro and chives to them which would give a nice little kick in the taste buds! Garnished with sour cream and fresh chives.
2. What is the dumbest thing you've ever heard anyone say about Chanukah?
"You Jews have your own Christmas, it's called Passover or something like that"
3. What's the best possible use for olive oil?
4. Settle it once and for all. Latkes or hammentaschen? Which to you prefer? What about pitting the winner of that contest against sufganiyot?
Hands down latkes. Hammentaschen scares me because so many people make BAD hammentaschen. Oy vey, it's hard to think about it...
I would eat both, latkes and sufganiyot, as a way to support diversity in the Jewish community and my never ending appetite. But if have to pick, just one, it would be sufganiyot. For me sugar always trumps fried.
5. What's the best way to mix up a game of dreidel?
A little bit of Manischewitz, a room full of naked hot peeps, it would be on baby! What happens with the dreidel stays with the dreidel.
6. My novel, Three Fallen Women, shockingly enough, is about the three women. Which three women would you like to have over this year for latkes and why?
Oprah- I would love to see her gobbling a plate of sweet potato latkes and sour cream. Imagine that for the cover of O Magazine
Martha Stewart- not only would Martha probably make the latkes, but she would make a big meal and then clean the kitchen. Now that is a very...good thing
Nicole Ritchie- At least I would know that she has eaten something for the day
7. Other than Three Fallen Women (har har), what book do you think would make a great Chanukah gift this year? What book would you like to receive as a gift this year?
How This Night is Different by Elisa Albert would be a great Chanukah gift.
I happen to already have How This Night is Different, so I would like to receive any book by the Barefoot Contessa. The book would be wonderful for food research and of course the mouth watering photos.
8. What bloggers didn't participate in Chanukah Blog Tour 5767 and you think should have? Leah Koenig, (http://www.goodshmeats.blogspot.com), Hadassah Gross, Sandi Dubowski, Alexandra Jacoby, Myla Fraser of Rabbi's Daughter's.