Hanukah Special: Liven up the Latke and Win This Sweet Machine (and Tickets to BK LatkeFest 2011)

For the third year in a row the catering company Great Performances will host the annual city Latke Festival and cook-off. Our sister publication Edible Brooklyn is a co-host of this years, which will arrive at the Brooklyn Academy of Music for a night of grease-splattered goodness on December 19. (Buy your tickets right here.)

This could be yours, if you’ve got the right recipe.

For the third year in a row the catering company Great Performances will host the annual city Latke Festival and cook-off. Our sister publication Edible Brooklyn is a co-host of this years, which will arrive at the Brooklyn Academy of Music for a night of grease-splattered goodness on December 19.

(Buy your tickets right here.)

In addition to entries from restaurants around the city one of the competitors could be you: Edible Brooklyn is calling for fantastic recipes from readers, and they’re going to pick a winner from all the recipe entries we receive until mid November. These latkes can be your own invention, multi-culti, made with rutabagas in addition to Russets, or simply the family recipe that’s you’ve always made. All you have to do is post your recipe in the comments below, with a little bit about how it came to be, or send the same information to [email protected]

The winner will have not just the honor of showing off his or her crispy creation at the event alongside some of the city’s best chefs, but will also score the brand-new Breville 5-quart die-cast stand mixer above. It doesn’t come with a grater attachment, sadly, but it can make some sweet cookies. In fact, check out this demo by Momofuku Milk chef Christina Tosi.

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Rachel Wharton is the former deputy editor of Edible Brooklyn and Edible Manhattan. She won a 2010 James Beard food journalism award, holds a master’s degree in Food Studies from New York University, and has more than 15 years of experience as a writer, editor and reporter. A North Carolina native and a former features food reporter for the New York Daily News, she edited the Edible Brooklyn cookbook and was the co-author of both Handheld Pies and DiPalo's Guide to the Essential Foods of Italy. Her work also appears in publications such as The New York Times, the Wall Street Journal and Saveur.