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Deena Prichep

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In Peru, Sipping The Season With A Cocktail De Algarrobina

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."

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Don't Call It A Christmas Tree: How Russia's 'Yolka' Survived The Revolution

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.

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From Russia, With Mayonnaise: Cookbook Revisits Soviet Classics

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.

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'Food Of Oman' Serves Up Surprising Cuisine At Crossroads Of Cultures

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.

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The Jewish Fruitcake: Honey Cake Is A Sweet And Stodgy Tradition

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.

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Adopting A Buddhist Ritual To Mourn Miscarriage, Abortion

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.

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Put That Wok To Work: A Trick For Smoking Fish Indoors

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.

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The Ramadan Breakfast Of Champions To Get You Through A Day's Fast

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.

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The Stories Behind The Symbols On Vets' Headstones

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.

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In Freedom Seder, Jews And African-Americans Built A Tradition Together

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.

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To Eat Authentically Irish This St. Patrick's Day, Go For The Butter

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.

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The Other Chocolate Tries For Sweet Redemption

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.

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United Noshes: Dinner Party Aims To Eat Its Way Through Global Cuisine

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.

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Far From North Africa, Berbers In The U.S. Ring In A New Year

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.

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Guyanese Christmas Gives A Whole New Meaning To Slow Food

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.

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For Norwegian-Americans, Christmas Cheer Is Wrapped Up In Lefse

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.

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Hanukkah History: Those Chocolate Coins Were Once Real Tips

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.

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Nutritious Acorns Don't Have To Just Be Snacks For Squirrels

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.

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The Gefilte Fish Line: A Sweet And Salty History Of Jewish Identity

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.

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A Place To Reflect During Jewish Holy Days — That's Not A Temple

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.

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