An Irish take on Pancake Day

Try a variation from across the Irish Sea this Shrove Tuesday, courtesy of Jp McMahon and The Irish Cookbook

Potato farls, as featured in The Irish Cookbook

All you need to know about Adrián Villar Rojas

Get to know the contemporary sculptor who will never have a proper retrospective, and creates his own ruins

Adrián Villar Rojas, the latest addition to our Contemporary Artist Series

The landscape that shaped Ana Roš

Her mother longed for the sea; her father hunted in the mountains; both informed Ana's sensitive Slovenian cookery

The Soča River, from Ana Roš: Sun and Rain

All you need to know about Living on Vacation

Retreat from the world in the most civilized style, via our exquisite survey of beautiful, contemporary holiday homes

Living on Vacation: Contemporary Houses for Tranquil Living

A great night for Great Women Artists

Phaidon joined auction house Christie’s and luxury group Kering to celebrate great female artistry during Frieze LA

Yayoi Shionoiri and Nancy Rubins at our Frieze LA event.  Photos by Billy Farrell/WWD

From Pot to Plate: How to grow and cook tomatoes

You don't actually need a garden to grow beautiful and tasty fruit and vegetables says Great Dixter’s Aaron Bertelsen

Tomatoes growing in a pot at Great Dixter, and cannelli beans on toast with crispy kale

Catch The Irish Cookbook author Jp McMahon on tour

The chef and author is coming to Dublin, London, Liverpool and Galway soon

Jp McMahon. Photo by Ed Schofield

All you need to know about The Vegetarian Silver Spoon

Make and enjoy the best meat-free recipes from the world’s most authoritative Italian cookbook

The Vegetarian Silver Spoon

Rubber boots, electric shocks and Zen Buddhism – this is what a 1970s visit to Nam June Paik’s studio was like

Barbara London recalls the pioneering video artist’s chaotic working environment and sharply focussed ambitions

Nam June Paik, TV Buddha, 1974 Closed-circuit video installation, with eighteenth-century Buddha statue. As reproduced in Video/Art: The First Fifty Years

All you need to know about Peter Saul: Crime and Punishment

Part way between Goya and Warhol, Saul makes the best paintings about the ugliest aspects of American life

Peter Saul: Crime and Punishment

This is the tastiest collab in Supreme’s S/S ’20 collection!

A Supreme-red Oreo cookie pack features in the New York City skatewear brand’s latest collection

Supreme's new Oreo cookie collaboration. Image courtesy of supremenewyork.com.

How skiing, dance, and diplomacy fed into Ana Roš’s culinary excellence

She never hung on to her mother’s apron strings, but Ana’s parents helped her reach the pinnacle of her profession

Ana Roš. All photographs by Suzan Gabrija

When Annie Atkins faked Royal love letters

The designer's on-screen letters not only required skilful calligraphy, they also called for a little bit of costume work

Manuscripts, scrolls, and books from seasons
three and four of The Tudors, by Annie Atkins. As reproduced in Fake Love Letters, Forged Telegrams, and Prison Escape Maps: Designing Graphic Props for Filmmaking

All you need to know about Ana Roš: Sun and Rain

Find out how sport, politics, smuggling and love fed into this soon to be world famous chef’s success

Ana Roš: Sun and Rain

Rick Owens loves our new Peter Marino book

The fashion designer says Marino's Théodore Deck book will make a worthy edition to his library

Rick Owens and Michèle Lamy at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris for Peter Marino's Théodore Deck book signing. Owens carries a copy of Théodore Deck. Photographs by Luc Castel

Announcing Love, Rihanna: Luxury Supreme

This large-format, limited edition book is signed 'Love Rihanna' by Rihanna herself and numbered 1-500


Why not try cooking with stout this weekend?

Ireland’s famous black beer isn’t just for drinking, as Jp McMahon explains in The Irish Cookbook

Beef ribs in stout, from The Irish Cookbook

Look at the Olympic torch formed from the Fukushima quake

Designer Tokujin Yoshioka used recycled aluminium from quake housing to create the 2020 torch

Tokujin Yoshioka's Olympic torch. Images courtesy of tokujin.com

Sorry, columns don't always make a new building look old!

A draft US govt order could impose classical architecture styles on new Federal buildings. But might it actually lead to a little Postmodernism?

Kengo Kuma: M2 Building, Tokyo, Japan, 1991 © wakiiii

All you need to know about Soviet Space Graphics

How did the Communists picture the Cosmos? See the final frontier from the Soviet side of the Iron Curtain in our new book

Soviet Space Graphics: Cosmic Visions from the USSR

Steven Klein and Rihanna on set in Paris

The beautifully candid shot, which Klein has just shared on Instagram, also appears in our new Rihanna book

Steven Klein on the set with Rihanna in Paris from our new Rihanna book. Thanks for Steven Klein's studio for sharing this on Instagram (@stevenkleinstudio)

When Annie Atkins faked the plans for the Titanic

The designer favoured by Steven Spielberg and Wes Anderson sometimes breaks the rules to tell a great story

Titanic plans, 18 x 72 in. (45.7 x 183 cm) by Annie Atkins, from Titanic: Blood and Steel (2012), production designer: Tom Conroy set decorator: Jil Turner. Notice that the fourth funnel on this drawing is attached to a working furnace, unlike the fourth smoke stack on the real Titanic.

The groundbreaking video artist inspired by the Oscars

In her new book Barbara London charts the development of the genre-defying video artist Kahlil Joseph

Kahlil Joseph, Until the Quiet Comes, 2012. Transfer of 35 mm film to digital video, color, sound, 3 min. 50 sec. As featured in Video/Art: The First Fifty Years

Massimo and JR party with Gwyneth Paltrow and Oscars stars

Both chef and artist helped launch Gucci’s Los Angeles restaurant during the Academy Awards weekend

Massimo Bottura and Gwyneth Paltrow. Image courtesy of Bottura's Instagram

Bill Viola, the artist who linked martyrdom to the moving image

In Video/Art: The First Fifty Years, Barbara London recalls how this artist paired modern tech with ancient truths

Bill Viola, Room for St. John of the Cross, 1983. Video and sound installation in a dark room, with a black cubicle with window, peat moss, wooden table, glass and metal pitcher with water, color video, and one-channel mono sound; black-and-white video projection; amplified stereo sound; room: 14 x 24 x 30 ft; projected image: 8 ft. 7 in. x 12 ft. 8 in; continuously running

JR unveils gigantic group portrait in New York

The new public work The Chronicles of New York City just went on show at Domino Park, Brooklyn

The Chronicles of New York, at Domino Park in Brooklyn. Images courtesy of Marc Azoulay

Grafton Architects win RIBA’s Royal Gold Medal

The Dublin-based practice receive RIBA’s highest honour for their generous, humane and humble work


How Postmodernism became a dirty word

Did politics play a part in the backlash against this permissive, fun and irreverent architectural style?

Kengo Kuma: M2 Building, Tokyo, Japan, 1991 © wakiiii

All you need to know about Fake Love Letters, Forged Telegrams, and Prison Escape Maps: Designing Graphic Props for Filmmaking

The graphic prop designer behind Bridge of Spies, The Grand Budapest Hotel and Isle of Dogs lets us all in on the magic she helps create

Fake Love Letters, Forged Telegrams, and Prison Escape Maps: Designing Graphic Props for Filmmaking

Stephen Shore shoots Debbie Harry for W

The native New Yorker was the perfect choice for this cover feature, shot in, and dedicated to New York City

Debbie Harry wears a Balenciaga coat; Lola Hats hat; Ray-Ban sunglasses; her own earrings. Directed by Noah Baumbach; Photographed by Stephen Shore; Styled by Sara Moonves. Image courtesy of Wmagazine.com

Why Jp McMahon thinks eating rabbit is more ethical than chicken

It came as game, turned into a pest, then a pet but The Irish Cookbook chef says we should find room for it on our plate

Deep-fried rabbit legs with wild garlic mayonnaise. From The Irish Cookbook

Supreme in 6 Collabs: Fox Racing

The New York skatewear brand traded four wheels for two when it teamed up with the Cali motocross team

Chino wears the Supreme®/Fox Racing® collection. Photo by Gogy Esparza, 2018, from our new Supreme book

Phaidon acquires The Monacelli Press

Acquisition expands Phaidon's global publishing program in interior design, architecture, applied arts and culture

The Monacelli Press logo

One thing not to miss in Los Angeles

The art-filled restaurant Manuela is one of the many highlights in our new Wallpaper* City Guide

Manuela, Los Angeles. Photographs by Lauren Moore.

Why Vito Acconci’s seduction tape is a video art classic

Channelling pop music allowed this video artist to stay ahead of the pack, says Barbara London in our new book

A still from Theme Song, 1973 by Vito Acconci. Video, black and white, sound, 33 min. 15 sec.

Did Postmodern Architecture help Disney win over big talent?

That was the view of Disney's CEO, who commissioned 5 of the buildings in our new Postmodern Architecture book

Michael Graves: Team Disney Building, Burbank, California, USA, 1986. As reproduced in Postmodern Architecture: Less is Bore

JR tells Jerry Saltz how his hat and sunglasses set him free

The Turkish authorities ran into a couple of difficulties when they tried to punish the French artist and activist

JR outside the Louvre, Paris, with fans

Do you know about Julia Scher, the original surveillance artist?

Barbara London, the founding curator of MoMA’s video art program, recalls the artist who predicted digital coercion

Julia Scher, Predictive Engineering, 1993–present Multichannel video and sound installation, with live cameras, sensors, microphone, mirrors, tape, plastic balls, drone, and text-messaging service; dimensions variable. Installation view: San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

Religion, the secret ingredient in Irish cookery

Jp McMahon considers the foods that his fellow countrymen eat and don’t eat, thanks to the Church

Hot cross buns from The Irish Cookbook

5 Budget Hotels Recommended by Architecture Legends

Where Architects Sleep opens up a world of globe hopping for anyone planning a stylish (and affordable) escape

Banana Azul, Costa Rica, a budget choice from our new book, Where Architects Sleep. All images courtesy of the hotels

From Pot to Plate: How to Grow and Cook Lemons

You don't actually need a garden to grow beautiful and tasty fruit and vegetables says Great Dixter’s Aaron Bertelsen

A potted lemon tree at Great Dixter, and Aaron Bertelsen's Tunisian lemon and orange cake

Supreme in 6 Collabs: Dash Snow

Here’s how the NYC brand revived the work of one of Manhattan’s late, infamous 21st century artists

Dash Snow skateboard decks, 2016. From our new Supreme book

The Residents rise from anonymous musicians to video art pioneers

Barbara London, founding curator of MoMA’s video program, recalls her fight to get avant-garde rock footage into museum collections

A still from The Residents, The Third Reich ’n’ Roll, 1976 16 mm film transferred to video, black and white, sound, 4 min. 16 sec.

All you need to know about Postmodern Architecture: Less is a Bore

You might be shocked and possibly even outraged by the buildings in our new book, but you really won’t be bored

Michael Graves: Team Disney Building, Burbank, California, USA, 1986. As reproduced in Postmodern Architecture: Less is Bore

From Pot to Plate: How to grow and cook cucumbers

You don't actually need a garden to grow beautiful and tasty fruit and vegetables says Great Dixter’s Aaron Bertelsen

Cucumbers growing at Great Dixter, and pickled cucumbers (alongside pickled carrots, radishes and beets) by Aaron Bertelsen

Collective Intuition guides Snøhetta’s Wikipedia re-design

The Norwegian practice employs its crowd-sourcing techniques in developing the foundation's visual identity

Snøhetta’s image for its new project. Image courtesy of Snøhetta

Soda bread isn’t as Irish as you think

In the Irish Cookbook, the chef and scholar Jp McMahon digs deep into his country’s varied baking traditions

Brown Soda Bread with Stout and Treacle, as featured in The Irish Cookbook

JR remembers Kobe Bryant

The artist and Phaidon author recalls a rendezvous with the sports star, who died in a helicopter crash yesterday

Kobe Bryant with JR and his cardboard cutout of Agnès Varda at the Oscars luncheon in Los Angeles, 2018. Image courtesy of JR's Instagram

Meet the Riot Grrrl video artist who upset older feminists

The founding curator of MoMA’s video program recalls how Cheryl Donegan and the MTV generation changed the visual arts

Cheryl Donegan, Head, 1993. Video, color, sound, 2 min. 49 sec. Courtesy Electronic Arts Intermix (EAI)

Supreme in 6 Collabs: HR Giger

The Alien artist was best known for heavy metal and monsters, but the NY label knew he was right for the streets too

Na-kel Smith wearing Surpeme's HR Giger hoodie, photographed by William Strobeck, NYC, 2014. As reproduced in our new Supreme book

Martha Rosler is the video artist who sliced TV clichés to pieces

The founding curator of MoMA’s video program looks back on a media-art veteran and her place in identity politics

Martha Rosler, Semiotics of the Kitchen, 1975. Video, black and white, sound, 6 min. 33 sec. Courtesy Martha Rosler and Electronic Arts Intermix (EAI), New York

5 Desert Getaways Chosen by Architecture Legends

Where Architects Sleep opens up a whole new world of hotel hopping for anyone planning a stylish escape

Managiri, Canyon Point, Utah, USA, as featured in Where Architects Sleep.All images courtesy of hotels

The Turkish Cookbook wins at the André Simon Awards

Author Musa Dagdeviren received a Special Commendation for his groundbreaking book in London earlier this week

Musa Dagdeviren (centre) with André Simon judge Niki Segnit and The Turkish Cookbook photographer Toby Glanville

Curator and Editor Michele Robecchi Picks his Favourite Affordable Works on Artspace

The man behind our Contemporary Artist Series picks out the works he likes most right now from the art-selling site

Phaidon editor Michele Robecchi

From Pot to Plate: How to Grow and Cook Carrots

You don't actually need a garden to grow beautiful and tasty fruit and vegetables says Great Dixter’s Aaron Bertelsen

Aaron Bertelsen harvests pot-grown carrots (left) and includes them in his recipe for Soup of Israel (right)

Frieze Los Angeles zooms in on video art

Next month's art fair draws on LA's moving-image heritage. If you're going, we have a book you should read first!

Frieze Los Angeles. Photo by Mark Blower. Courtesy of Mark Blower/Frieze.

Jp McMahon is on a mission to make fish fun

The Irish Cookbook author has a hunch why seafood isn’t so popular in the Emerald Isle (and a few tricks to turn things around)

Sea bream in a dillisk salt crust. All food images from The Irish Cookbook

INTERVIEW: Barbara London on the birth of video art

The founding curator of MoMA’s video program describes how Warhol and Bowie shaped the form, and how gallery staff have had to acquire old skool TV repair man skills to keep early works looking good

Barbara London

Supreme shares Martin Luther King’s Dream

On Martin Luther King Day we look at the skate brand’s support for the Civil Rights leader

Supreme's Martin Luther King teeshirt

Supreme in 6 Collabs: Louis Vuitton

Discover how old streetwear pros reconnected to create one of the fashion world's less likely hit collaborations

Louis Vuitton/Supreme Malle Courrier 90 Trunk. Supreme team by Terry Richardson, NYC, 2017

From Pot to Plate: How to Grow and Cook Blueberries

You don't actually need a garden to grow beautiful and tasty fruit and vegetables says Great Dixter’s Aaron Bertelsen

Blueberries growing in Bertelsen's courtyard garden, and baked custard with blueberries, as featured in Grow Fruit & Vegetables in Pots

5 Countryside Retreats Chosen by Architecture Legends

Where Architects Sleep opens up a whole new world of hotel hopping for anyone planning a stylish weekend escape

Dunton Hot Springs, Colorado, USA. All images courtesy of the hotels

Kate Moss in Four Looks (and Four Books!)

The supermodel celebrates her birthday today. Read how the mercurial beauty went from beach babe to skate icon

Kate Moss by Mario Sorrenti, from Kate by Mario Sorrenti

Supreme in 6 Collabs: Harmony Korine

The filmmaker and the skate brand share a history and an aesthetic as our new Supreme book reveals

Jason Dill photographed by Harmony Korine for Supreme, Miami, 2017. As reproduced in our new Supreme book

From Pot to Plate: How to grow and cook Globe Artichokes

You don't actually need a garden to grow beautiful and tasty fruit and vegetables says Great Dixter’s Aaron Bertelsen

Globe artichokes growing at Great Dixter, and stuffed artichokes, both as featured in our new book, Grow Fruit & Vegetables in Pots

How the New Nordic brought back foraging in Ireland

In the Irish Cookbook, Jp McMahon writes that the stigma of picking your own food persisted for generations after the potato famine

The Irish coastline, from The Irish Cookbook

5 City Break Hotels Chosen by Architecture Legends

Where Architects Sleep opens up a whole new world of hotel hopping for anyone planning a quick and stylish escape

Hotel Raphaël, Rome. All images courtesy of the hotels

Supreme in 6 Collabs: Kate Moss

The British model and the NYC clothing brand have more in common than you might imagine

Kate Moss by Alasdair McLellan, London, 2012, as reproduced in our new Supreme book

Magnus Nilsson takes tips from The Irish Cookbook author

Catch Nilsson and Jp McMahon, author of The Irish Cookbook, at Food On The Edge 2020 in Galway later this year

Jp McMahon and Magnus Nilsson at Food On The Edge 2017. Image courtesy of Food on the Edge

The singular thinking behind Stan Douglas’s two-screen show

Why has the artist chosen to create a film from two, parallel points of view? The answer may lie in our new Video Art book

A still from Doppelgänger (2019) by Stan Douglas. Image courtesy of the artist and David Zwirner and Victoria Miro

So good they named it once? Harland Miller returns to York

The acclaimed British artist will stage his largest exhibition to date at York Art Gallery next month

Harland Miller. Photo by George Darrell

How Chanel and Peter Marino supersized Jean-Michel Othoniel

The French sculptor says the US architect's fashion commissions helped him work towards 'the monumental'

Collier Cascade, 2013, Hand-blown mirrored glass pearls, stainless-steel structure and base 36 ft. × 12 ft. 3 in. × 6 ft. 3 in. (10.97 × 3.72 × 1.90 m) Chanel, New Bond Street, London, UK, by Jean-Michel Othoniel. From Peter Marino: Art Architecture

How Supreme (and other Phaidon friends) ditch their Xmas trees

The holidays might be over but that doesn't mean you can't have a little fun unloading that browning conifer

Ben Kadow gets rid of his Christmas tree. Image via Supreme's Instagram

5 winter getaways chosen by Architecture legends

Our new book Where Architects Sleep opens up a whole new world of hotel hopping. These ones could brighten up your January

The pool at the Four Seasons Hotel at the Surf Club. Photograph by Christian Horan. All images courtesy of the hotels

All you need to know about Video/Art: The First Fifty Years

Get a detailed, authoritative first-hand account of the first half-century of this vital form, from one of its key figures

Video/Art: The First Fifty Years by Barbara London

One thing not to miss in Vancouver

Heading to Canada’s West Coast in 2020? Then look out for this brand-new Bjarke Ingels landmark featured in our new Wallpaper* City Guide

Vancouver House, as featured in our newly updated Wallpaper* City Guide to Vancouver

Remembering John Baldessari

Following the artist’s death a few days ago, we look back at his prodigious and influential career

John Baldessari, 2004, by Analia Saban. Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons

INTERVIEW: John Pawson on Calvin Klein, The Design Museum and one piece of advice he'd give to his younger self

The architect talks through the projects in his new book and why it's never a good idea to send your fee back in our Holiday Long Read

John Pawson

INTERVIEW: Jane Hall on the walls women must climb to make great buildings

Breaking Ground's author says prejudice isn’t the only reason women find it hard to make it in architecture in our Holiday Long Read

Jane Hall

INTERVIEW: Leah Koenig on the reinvention of Jewish food

The Jewish diaspora has cooked more or less everywhere on the planet and, in the process, has created a cuisine that's constantly changing says the author of The Jewish Cookbook in our Holiday Long Read

Jewish Cookbook author Leah Koenig

INTERVIEW: Bronson van Wyck: 'How did I get into this? I had no other marketable skills outside of the bedroom!'

Planning a party tonight? You'll need this Holiday Long Read. The party planner on how good guests behave, why flirting is fun and one event that nearly ended in disaster

Bronson van Wyck

INTERVIEW: Pierluigi Serraino on the 'emotional intensity' of Ezra Stoller

The architect and author of our Ezra Stoller book explains why the photographer's archive took his breath away in this Christmas Long Read

Ezra Stoller: Frank Lloyd Wright, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum (1959), New York, NY, 1959. 
All images courtesy and copyright Esto

INTERVIEW: Fabien Baron on Kate, craft and creativity

The most sought-after creative director in the world reveals why the last 36 years have been 'a blast of good times' in this Christmas Long Read

Fabien Baron

INTERVIEW: Nick Bonner on art in North Korea

The Printed in North Korea author on socialist realism and the star system (and what might happen if Damien Hirst went to Pyongyang) in this Christmas Long Read

Nicholas Bonner, author of Printed in North Korea

INTERVIEW: Dominic Bradbury on how Mid-Century Modernism took over our world - and why we're happy it did

'It was all so evocative, so mesmerising,' the Atlas of Mid-Century Modern Houses author says in this Christmas Holiday Long Read

Kaufmann House, Richard Neutra, Palm Springs, California (US), 1947. Photo by Julius Shulman / © J. Paul Getty Trust

Five Christmas treats from America the Cookbook

Here’s how Kentucky whiskey, Nordic biscuits and Spanish traditions shaped the taste of Christmas in America

Biscochitos, from America the Cookbook

3 Christmas Breads to make from The Nordic Baking Book

The chef and author Magnus Nilsson proves that Christmas is the season to get baking!

Clockwise from top left: Karlsbader Buns with Almond Paste Filling; Norwegian Christmas Bread; Boys; Danish Almond Tart Leavened with Yeast. All images by Magnus Nilsson from The Nordic Baking Book

Smoking slippers and an Ally McQueen silk scarf – Bronson van Wyck’s festive dress codes revealed!

Remember to restrain your inner Christmas elf, if you feel yourself going all red and green, advises the party planner

Bronson van Wyck puts the finishing touches to the Jimmy Choo ICONS Collection Dinner. As reproduced in Born to Party, Forced to Work

John Pawson brings less to Los Angeles

Working with legendary hotelier Ian Schrager, Pawson conjures up sophisticated tranquillity on Sunset Strip

A room at The West Hollywood EDITION. Hotel images courtesy of The West Hollywood EDITION

GIFTING: The Art of Anatomy - Brain Map

Could this colourful brain visualisation help researchers understand what stops you, um, er, forgetting things?

Brain map, 2016, by Matthew F. Glasser and David C. Van Essen. As featured in Anatomy: Exploring the Human Body

The Turkish Cookbook is shortlisted for André Simon Awards

Musa Daĝdeviren’s exhaustive but never exhausting look at Turkish cuisine is recognised for its seasonal detailing

The Turkish Cookbook author Musa Daĝdeviren

Fabien Baron finds religion via his new book

The legendary French art director and designer says faith and decay run surprisingly deep through the pages

Typography, 2007 (left), Interview, photography, 2012 , from chapter 10, “Sacred, Secular, Faith, Doubt, Terror, Beauty, Totem, Plinth, Pillar, Subvert, Submerge, Sublime,” of Fabien Baron: Works 1983-2019

JR talks about the pains of being an anonymous artist

The sunglasses can get annoying, and you can't really reveal a work's hidden depths, the artist explains, but. . .

JR

GIFTING: Who is William Hall giving his book to this Christmas?

The author of Stone takes us through his year and which family member he's inspiring to become an architect. . .

William Hall - author of the books: Stone, Concrete, Brick and Wood

The Lives of Artists – George Condo

The New Yorker writer Calvin Tomkins offers readers insight into the artfully crumpled life of this great painter

George Condo

One thing not to miss in Cape Town

This beautiful, arty coffee shop takes a bit of South Africa’s wildlife and presents it in a refined city setting

The Haas Collective, Cape Town, South Africa. As featured in our newly updated Wallpaper* City Guide

Watch this tasty trip through 300 years of culinary creations

Got one-and-three-quarter minutes to spare? Lucky you! Then watch this video tribute to Signature Dishes

Spherical-I Green Olives, Ferran Adrià and Albert Adrià, elBulli, Spain, 2005

Why does Snøhetta's co-founder feel like a dinosaur?

Over 30 years, Kjetil Trædal Thorsen recognises how his practice has changed, and how it was ahead of the times


How our Lucian Freud co-author ended up in Downing Street

Whoever ends up in No.10 today will get a peek into an art world inner sanctum, thanks to David Dawson

David Dawson

A Jew-ish guide to Jewish food: Hanukkah

You don’t need to be Jewish to enjoy the great recipes associated with this Festival of Lights

Sufganiyot, a traditional Israeli Hanukkah treat that actually comes from Poland, according to our new book