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Amanda Bunder cooking latkes

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Amanda Bunder teaches kids at Rambam Atlanta Day School. She cooks latkes for her students in December in celebration of Hanukkah.

According to Bunder there is a symbolic meaning for latkes, a mix of potatoes and onions shallow fried in oil. The Festival of Lights happened when a small pitcher of oil -- just enough for one day -- lasted for eight. So at this time of year she says that people of the Jewish faith traditionally eat foods cooked in oil.