Happy Hanukkah?

Latkes, or potato pancakes, are featured in the new edition of “Joy of Cooking.”

Hanukkah, also known as the Festival of Lights, is celebrated on the 25th day of the month of Kislev on the Hebrew calendar, and lasts eight days – this year from Dec. 22-30.

One candle a night, on a nine-branch menorah, is lit at sunset each evening. The ninth candle, called a shamash (meaning helper or attendant), is used to light the other eight.