Pollo Fritto Artistico

Unusual chicken latkes, coming from Italy, with a great history behind the recipe.
Happy Chanukkah, Beautiful People!


Before presenting to you, Beautiful People, a unique Chanukkah recipe originating in Italy and inspired by non-Jews, it is my great pleasure to share a lovely poem composed by a non-Jewish blogofriend Jonathan Coswell who chronicles every day events in limericks. Please click on the link to enjoy the poem and come back for the recipe and a story of Italians defending their Jewish friends and neighbors throughout centuries.

CHANUKKAH | By the Mighty Mumford (wordpress.com

I have a long-standing love affair with Florence, Italy. It is my second favorite city in the world, after Yerushalayim, or course, and on par with my native Odessa. Listen to its name – Firenze! – and imagine walking, breathing, eating and drinking art.  You are literally walking on art because the streets are paved with stone tablets on which apprentice sculptors practiced their technique. Stone worksheets – and rather than throwing them away…

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  1. Happy Chanukkah, Dolly! What a great story, i not have known before. Thank you, and enjoy the rest of the week! xx Michael

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    1. Thank you so much, Michael. You too, enjoy your weekend!

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      1. Thank you very much, Dolly! 🙏🏼

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  2. Florence is so beautiful! If i could ever go back to Italy, that’s where i’d want to go first.

    Chicken latkes, who’d a thunk it? (As one person i know likes to jokingly say.) They do look good!

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    1. Ah, Florence is my love, and I miss it and keep bugging my husband to go back! Thank you so much, dear Mimi.


    1. Thank you very much, Derrick.

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  3. Charlee: “Mmm, chicken!”

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    1. Yeah, dear Charlee, but we are not getting any…
      The Cat Gang.


  4. AmericaOnCoffee says:

    What a wonderful story and yummy share! Sending love hugs and cheers to you dear friend for a wonderful season! 🎶❤️🍮🍮🎶

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind words, darling!
      I wish you the best and send you many blessings! 😻

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