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Longevity Noodles – The Year of the Rooster (Pasta of the Month)

Today is the first day of the Chinese Lunar New Year – Celebrating the year of the Fire Rooster!  This annual celebration is marked with a variety of foods that have symbolic meanings.  Eating longevity noodles during the feast will … Continue reading

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Hoppin’ John – A Southern Tradition

In the south, it’s customary to serve hoppin’ john for dinner on New Year’s Day.  The saying is, “Eat poor that day, eat rich the rest of the year. Peas for pennies, greens for dollars, and cornbread for gold”.  These foods … Continue reading

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Pernil Asado and Puerto Rican Rice

This crispy pork roast is a traditional Christmas dinner in Puerto Rico.  Roasted on high to crisp it first, then slow roasted for several hours, this roast just melts in your mouth.  Serve it with traditional rice – the two … Continue reading

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Christmas Duck

We had some friends from Denmark that always celebrated Christmas dinner with roasted duck.  The tradition is to serve it with boiled potatoes and grog. Here is my take on that Danish treat! 

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