Happy New Year! Even if you’re not superstitious (or even, like Michael Scott, a little ‘stitious), it’s always fun to share a memorable meal with friends or family as a way to appreciate the year that’s passed—and to look forward with optimism to the year ahead. Today, we’re sharing 5 New Year’s Foodie traditions to add some festive flavor to your year-end revelry.
It seems that the heyday of the almond may be coming to a close while another healthy, delicious nut rises in the ranks of food trends and the national appetite. The pistachio’s day has come: specifically, today—which is its very own food holiday.
Maybe it’s the salty-sweet flavor, the satisfying ritual of cracking that shell apart, or the nutritional benefits packed into each of these little snack staples, but America is going nuts for pistachios. Today, we’ll take a closer look at this green beauty and what makes it worth celebrating.
In eager anticipation of tomorrow—the indisputable candy-lovers’ favorite day of the year—October 30th celebrates one stand-out sweet, strange, seasonal treat in particular: Candy Corn. Today, we dig into some confectionery history to explore some fun facts about this signature Halloween classic. (more…)
‘Tis the season of foodie cheer! Amid all the festivities this time of year brings, there’s nothing quite like pairing the experience with a warm drink to ease the wintry chill. Literature, films, poetry, and folklore all praise the virtues and relay the storied history of spicy-sweet delights in a warm Christmas cup.
Today, we’ll have a “cup of cheer” together and celebrate one of the world’s greatest traditional holiday beverages.
“Think big thoughts, but relish small pleasures.”
—H. Jackson Brown, Jr. from Life’s Little Instruction Book
As the weekend approaches, it’s a great time for each of us to step back from the busy work week and enjoy a few of life’s small pleasures. One of my all-time favorites is the Krispy Kreme Doughnut. I have enjoyed these little gems on occasion for more than 30 years. The simplicity of the original-glazed recipe and the genius “hot now” neon sign marketing work together to give this irresistible treat some serious staying power and cultural cache. (more…)