Cultural Cooking

It's fun to try out new recipes you might not have had before. The Cultural Cooking series will share information about holidays in December along with a recipe to try and master!


Hanukkah is an 8-day celebration that begins the evening of December 10th, 2020, and ends the evening of December 18th, 2020. Many traditional Hanukkah foods are fried in oil. A popular dish in many Jewish households is latkes or potato pancakes.

Master this latke recipe from Bon Appetit. 


Christmas is celebrated on December 25th annually and is both a sacred religious holiday and a worldwide cultural and commercial phenomenon. A popular tradition associated with Christmas is sharing meals. 

Share Christmas Tree Pesto Breadsticks from Food Network with your household.

Boxing Day

Boxing Day is celebrated on December 26th and many people gather for meals, spend time outside or relax at home. More recently, Boxing Day has become a time to watch sports. 

Try your hand at these fig and goat's cheese puffs from Olive Magazine. 


Kwanzaa is celebrated from December 26th to January 1st and is a celebration of life. Karamu is a feast that is held on December 31st. 

You can make these fried plantains from Epicurious using only two ingredients!


Omisoka is celebrated on December 31st and is a Japanese holiday similar to New Year's Eve. It is custom to eat soba noodles on Omisoka for good fortune.

Give Sesame Soba Noodles from FoodieCrush a try.