Holiday and New Year Recipes for Peace and Joy
This year something special is happening: Hanukkah begins on the same day as Christmas. It’s a rare occurrence – since 1900 it’s only happened four times – so we would like to mark this occasion with … what else … food!
Hanukkah marks the event after the Maccabean revolt when there was only enough oil left for a temple lamp to burn for one day, and miraculously, it burned for eight. This is why Hanukkah is celebrated with eight days of festivities, games, and of course, noshes (many of which are fried in oil).
But we know not everyone celebrates Hanukkah, or even Christmas, but what we have found is at the holidays most families have traditions that honor homemade-from-the-heart food that's accompanied with lively and engaging conversation about memories of how things used to be and ideas about what's to come.
So whatever your family traditions this holiday season, we hope some of these recipes make them even more worthwhile.
Peace and joy to you and your loved ones and friends this holiday season and in the New Year.