Associated Press

Hanukkah ham? Only in this grocery store
Manhattan grocery advertises food Jews can't eat under their dietary laws

updated 11:20 a.m. ET, Fri., Dec. 7, 2007

NEW YORK - A luxury grocery store in Manhattan made a food faux pas, advertising hams as "Delicious for Chanukah."

Chanukah - an alternate spelling for Hanukkah - is the eight-day Jewish holiday that began Tuesday evening, and hams, as well as pork and other products from pigs, can't be eaten under Jewish dietary laws.

A woman who saw the mistake over the weekend at the Balducci's store on 14th Street took pictures of the signs and posted them on her blog.