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thanksgiving

Does this count as tradition?

As we alllll know, later this week most people in America are going to stop what they are doing and cook up a giant bird along with a pile of season-appropriate side dishes. They’ll chatter, drink, and connect themselves to the rest of their national community through parades and sports. Well, some of them will….

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Fish

Another upcoming event for the season of Yule!

The Brooklyn Kitchen and chef Katherine Randazzo celebrate the Southern Italian tradition, the Feast of the Seven Fishes, by offering a class (with eating) on December 17th.

The Feast of the Seven Fishes is a Roman Catholic Christmas eve tradition involving… well, seven fish. Or, I guess, fishes. It’s a nice biblical way of honoring the birth of Jesus. As with all good traditions, the exact origins and reason for seven fish is unclear. (more…)

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stnick

The Dutch Saint Nikolaas

The 17th Century is pretty…um… contemporary for the New Old Traditions, but I assume that the figure of Saint Nicolas will emerge eventually, so I would like to call attentions to an upcoming event by the Culinary Historians of New York addressing the Dutch vision of St. Nicolas. Think of it as sort of a middle notch in the time line of meaningful tradition.

Besides, St. Nicolas, the patron saint of children and merchants (coincidence? can’t be) happens to be a really interesting character… wikipedia (always right) gives us the following:

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