Sheilah Kaufman: Hi, I am Sheilah Kaufman and today we are going to talk and learn about Hanukkah. Today we are going to talk about the history and some traditions of Hanukkah. I am going to teach you how to start your own new traditions for Hanukkah like preparing different kinds of vodkas and dishes to celebrate the holiday. We are going to learn why Hanukkah is also celebrated with cheese dishes and I am going to teach you a wonderful, easy, elegant, fearless, fuss less cheese dips to make to help celebrate the holiday. Everything we are going today can be made ahead or frozen. It doesn't take a lot of time, it doesn't make a big mess. Great things when it comes to celebrating. I have been a traveling cooking teacher from Alaska to Maine and Canada to Mexico for the past 40 years and my mission has been to take the intimidation out of cooking and entertaining. I am the author of 26 cookbooks. I am a traveling cooking teacher, a culinary lecturer, and a food editor.
So now let's get started learning about Hanukkah and the foods that are traditional.