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Friday, December 25, 2015
This eggnog-like beverage contains pisco; sweetened, condensed milk and a special syrup from a tree Peruvians call "the tree of life."
Saturday, December 19, 2015
When the Soviet Union rejected religion, it ditched Christmas, too — but kept the tree. Nowadays, many Russian Jews continue the yolka (New Year tree) tradition, though they've taken it to America.
Monday, December 14, 2015
The dishes that marked the Soviet era still have a strong pull on Russian sentiment (if not stomachs). A new book revisits these recipes, born, in part, of food shortages and ingenuity.
Thursday, November 05, 2015
Most Americans don't know much about the small Middle Eastern country, much less its food. A new cookbook will surely pique your curiosity — and tempt your palate.
Sunday, September 13, 2015
In symbolic hope for a sweet new year, many Jews will mark the start of Rosh Hashanah with honey cake. The cake is sentimental, but not always beloved. Here, a delectable update to the ancient recipe.
Saturday, August 15, 2015
More Americans are using mizuko kuyo to grieve the loss of a child, whether it be from a miscarriage or an abortion. Those who participate say it helps them learn to balance love and loss.
Sunday, July 26, 2015
Smoking fish usually requires a pricy smoker or other specialized gear. But you can get great smoky flavor with just a wok, some foil and a quick raid of the pantry.
Sunday, July 12, 2015
Ramadan this year falls in the height of summer when days are longest. Many observant Muslims are fasting 16 hours a day or longer, so their pre-dawn breakfast needs to be hydrating and satiating.
Saturday, May 23, 2015
Government gravestones for veterans usually have an "emblem of belief." This can be a cross, a Jewish star or a Muslim star and crescent. It can also be a Wiccan pentacle or the hammer of Thor.
Saturday, April 04, 2015
More than 40 years ago, the communities wove together their stories of enslavement and liberation to create a new Passover ritual.
Tuesday, March 17, 2015
From 3,000-year-old peat bogs to 19th-century Brazil to modern foodies, the love of Irish butter has spread far. The secret to Ireland's deliciously rich, creamy butter is in its rolling green hills.
Saturday, February 14, 2015
Some say white chocolate has a bad reputation because of its history of poor quality ingredients. But aficionados say its mellow sweetness can bring out flavors that bitter dark chocolate smothers.
Saturday, January 17, 2015
A couple is cooking its way through meals from all 193 members of the United Nations. The series of dinner parties for friends and strangers is also a fundraiser and way to foster global connections.
Wednesday, January 14, 2015
For the indigenous people of Northern Africa, Jan. 14 is a day to celebrate their culture and religion. It reminds Berbers living in the U.S. of the struggle to preserve their identity far from home.
Wednesday, December 24, 2014
Two classic Christmas dishes beloved by the people of Guyana are pepperpot and garlic pork. To get the flavors just right, you have to cook them and let them sit out for weeks.
Sunday, December 21, 2014
For many Norwegian-American families, the most anticipated Christmas treat isn't chocolate or sugar-dusted cookies. It's a simple potato-based pancake, spread with butter and sugar or jam.
Saturday, December 13, 2014
Many Jewish families celebrate the holiday by handing out gelt, chocolate coins covered in gold and silver. These days they're treats for kids. But the practice began as a way to thank labor.
Sunday, November 02, 2014
Despite acorns' wide geographic range and long culinary history, few people eat them. But some fans say they're an untapped nutritional resource — if you're willing to do the work to process them.
Wednesday, September 24, 2014
Gefilte fish can be a hard sell even in its standard savory form. But some European Jews like it sweet, a preference that, surprisingly, overlaps exactly with a geographic and linguistic divide.
Wednesday, September 24, 2014
Sunset marks the start of the Jewish New Year as well as the 10 Days of Awe, when observant Jews reflect on the past year. Some are taking this reflection out of the temple and onto their tablets.