Latke festival's delicious tradition returns to Brooklyn

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A frying tradition is back in Brooklyn next week, and the question is -- which chef will go home with a victory?

People come from all over each year to taste and vote for the best latke. 
 
Adam Lathan and Peter Shelsky are two Brooklyn chefs teaming up this year -- hoping to come home with a win.
 
While Shelskys of Brooklyn has won three times in the past, this is a new territory for the Gumbo brothers. 
 
"This is my first venture into latkes but Peter has really shown me a lot about traditional Jewish cooking and we had a good time with it so for me it seems like a no-brainer," said Lathan.
 
They say that's because it's a fun event for the whole family, and all the proceeds go to the Sylvia Center, a nonprofit that teaches nutrition and healthy cooking to children and their families living in under-served neighborhoods.  
 
For weeks they've been frying away, working to perfect their latke. They're putting their own twist on a potato pancake cooked in oil that's a Hanukkah staple.
 
The annual festival is on Monday at the Brooklyn Museum from 6 to 8 p.m.
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