Category: Holidays

Relating to how food shapes seasonal holiday celebrations, rituals, dishes and menus served, traditions, and social events

A Happy New Year of Food Generosity

Greetings in 2023! After the past few surreal years, life is finally starting to feel a little bit more normal. We can see friends again, attend events, and dine in restaurants (and not have to be outside, even). And that is such a huge relief. On the flip side, rising inflation is causing many people […]

Doing Thanksgiving Differently During the Pandemic

If you trust infectious disease expert Dr. Anthony Fauci’s advice about COVID-19, you may know that he’s advised Americans to have smaller Thanksgiving celebrations this year, acknowledging that his three adult daughters will not be flying home for the holiday this year “out of concern for me and my age.” He’s urged everyone to carefully […]

Giving Differently This Holiday

As the countdown of shopping days begins and many of us start to plan holiday meal menus, it’s easy to get caught up in the search for perfect gifts and just the right recipes. I don’t do a lot of holiday gift giving or entertaining, but a column I read on Thanksgiving Day by Ruben […]

5 Ways To Be Merry and Stress-Free While Preparing Christmas Dinner

This lovely guest post comes to us from Katherine Tuggle, a very talented food blogger whose website is Minimalist Meal, a great resource for all sorts of culinary knowledge, from brining chicken breasts to how long cream cheese lasts. Visit her blog to find out more cooking tips, and enjoy her advice here on how […]

Celebrating Thanksgiving in the Land of the Shoo-fly

I was born in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, and no, I’m not Amish. I trace my lineage through these rolling hills across ten generations. To say this place is in my blood is an understatement. However when I was a younger man, the weight of all that history felt like it was too much to bear […]

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