Hanukkah, which is also known as The Festival of Lights, is a joyous holiday on the Jewish calendar. Celebrated during the chilly winter, it brings warmth and light — both figuratively and literally — into people's homes. Families gather together to light a menorah (candelabra), which is set near a window so the candles' glow emanates outward into the street. They spin four-sided tops called dreidels. And, most importantly for our purposes, they eat all sorts of comforting, delicious fried foods.
Whether your personally celebrate Hanukkah, or are just really into deep frying, here is a guide to Hanukkah's many tasty food symbols and customs.