Christmas Food Around the World – Part 2 of 3

As we get closer to Christmas, the demand for holiday foods grow, especially the sweet ones. While sugar cookies are baking and gingerbread houses are being constructed in the US, over in the UK people are whipping up or purchasing Christmas cakes. The German stollen cake (Weihnachtsstollen or Christstollen in German), Italian panettone, the French …

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Prepping for the Holidays — Fruit Cakes

More holiday prepping is in line here. This time, the loved (and despised) fruit cake is the object of our attention. A holiday tradition dating back as far as the 1400s when fruits from the Mediterranean region were dried to preserve them during the long ocean voyage to Britain and upon arrival considered only fit …

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Cooking with Tea: Fruitcake You’ll Actually Want to Eat!

Everybody knows that nobody likes fruitcake. We all secretly fear opening up a beautifully wrapped gift and finding “it” inside. Or being served a slice and surreptitiously wrapping it in our napkin and stuffing it … somewhere. Anywhere. As long as we don’t have to eat it! Let’s face it: Fruitcake has gotten a really …

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Fruitcake Free-for-All

Lots of jokes are made about fruitcake, but it’s still one of the most popular food items for the winter holidays (Thanksgiving, Christmas, and News Year’s). It’s also great with coffees, teas, and hot cocoa. Such versatility! And the variety of recipes seems so great that you can throw a fruitcake free-for-all, with every guest …

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