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A Kwanzaa Tradition: Jollof Rice

Like so many other holidays, food is an essential part of Kwanzaa. This week-long celebration began in the 1960s and is meant to honor the African heritage in African-American culture. It is a compilation of several African harvest festivals and in fact, the term Kwanzaa derives from a phrase meaning “first fruits of the harvest.” […]

Fruit-Focused Christmas Dishes: Rojik and Bastegh

You won’t find a holiday feast on December 25th in Armenia. That’s because they celebrate Christmas on January 6th, a date that all Christian communities used into the 4th century. But no matter when they celebrate, food is still a large part of Armenian holiday traditions. Families sit down to a delicious meal of different […]

Holiday Traditions: Mince Pie in the Summer

The Australian Christmas –a fun, sunny day at the beach. Crazy, right? Now, I love this idea. Our winter is actually summer in Australia. A December day is cold for for us but spent lounging on the beach in Australia, eating BBQ and having picnics with the family. That idea makes me laugh. In Australia […]

Christmas Tradition: Puerto Rican Pasteles

Food and drink are an essential part of the Puerto Rican holiday season. In addition to arroz con gandules (rice made with pigeon peas and pork), coquito (an eggnog-like alcoholic beverage) and arroz con dulce (sweet rice pudding), pasteles are always found on a Puerto Rican table at Christmas. Puerto Ricans take so much pride in […]

A Fried Christmastime Treat: Bunuelos

Find out about Colombian Christmastime food traditions, like bunuelos, natilla and manjar blanco.

A Caribbean Christmas Cocktail: Sorrel Punch

Dreaming of a warm-weather vacation this holiday season? Even if you can’t drop everything and jet off on a beach adventure, you can bring a taste of the tropics to your Christmas menu with sorrel punch. Sorrel punch can be found throughout the Caribbean and in many Latin American countries, but it’s particularly popular in […]

It’s All Greek to Me: Kourambiethes

Gear up for holiday baking with Cooking Channel. Your favorite chefs & Food People have opened their kitchens to share their best cookie recipes. From mini Red Velvet Whoopie Pies to Chuck’s Maple-Pecan Shortbread, we’ll keep you baking all season. Visit our All-Star Cookie Swap, then head over to for great takes on holiday […]

A Danish Dessert: Æbleskivers

If you were to cross a pancake with a popover, you’d get an Æbleskiver. I love eating these traditional Danish pancakes –  they aren’t too sweet, have a fluffy texture and are usually served with a variety of jams. I think they would make the perfect breakfast food, served with hot chocolate or coffee. In […]

Heat the Oil for Latkes

Live in New York City? Here are Eden Grinshpan’s favorite places you can go to get latkes or jelly donuts (and why you should seek them out).