December 8th, 2012
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iReporter Marilynn's grandmother passed away at the age of 100 in 2010, and now honors her at the holidays through making the foods she taught her to treasure. Here, she fries up her grandmother's potato latkes.

There's no written recipe - just the memory of touch, sight and scent - and Marilynn's tie to her family and celebrations past can live on.

Is there a food that makes the holidays bright in your home? We want to hear all about it. Immortalize your food tradition in words, recipes, pictures or video, submit it as an iReport and we'll show off some of our favorites on CNN's Eatocracy food blog through the end of the holiday season.

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Previously - Have a sweet holiday and save kitchen memories while you can and Five Hanukkah Dishes That Are Not Latkes



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  1. Sam

    Back in the 50's my Baptist mother learned to make latkes from our Jewish landlady. I've never managed to duplicate them but I wish I had some right now.

    December 13, 2012 at 7:58 am | Reply
  2. Adam

    The only thing that would make those latkes better is if they were fried in bacon fat!

    December 12, 2012 at 12:24 pm | Reply
  3. jacob

    I'm not Jewish, but I love the crispy goodness of potato latkes! Had some this weekend and I want some more! I'm so fortunate that my Jewish friends introduced me to this when we were in grammar school. Of course I returned the favor of introducing them to crispy chinese duck/pork.

    December 10, 2012 at 2:41 pm | Reply
  4. sputnick1

    My mother called them platkes

    December 10, 2012 at 11:50 am | Reply
  5. Truth™

    I am as much a WASP as the day is long, but I have to say that latkes are delish!

    December 10, 2012 at 10:39 am | Reply

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