The second Festival of Light this month is Christmas on December 25, however, in Orthodox Christianity it’s celebrated on January 7, observing Christ’s birth according to the Julian calendar. But, did you know that in many cultures, Christmas Eve is a celebratory holiday as well, complete with unique foods and traditions? For Christians around the […]
Celebrating the Season of Festivals of Light
During the month of December, we’ll be featuring posts about four Festivals of Light: Hanukkah, Christmas, Kwanza and New Year’s Eve, celebrated in the United States and around the world this month. Each week we’ll focus on one holiday and talk about the origins, celebrations and, of course, the food! This year, Hanukkah begins on […]
Change Up A Thanksgiving Staple This Year: Your Cranberry Sauce!
Cranberry sauce is that ubiquitous condiment found on every Thanksgiving table and you may have wondered why. Turns out that cranberries are one of the few fruits native to North America and that many Native American tribes ate them as a staple of their diet. It’s thought that they also sweetened them with sugar and […]