Winter is upon us, which brings about the global Christmas holiday.
Take a peak at Noel to get
historical facts about the holiday along with more than two dozen Christmas
recipes from around the world.
Also new is a feature about
Pine Nuts, which includes
the history and harvesting of pine nuts, health benefits, links and resources
and several recipes using pine nuts.
Don't forget about our selection of other
food articles, such as in-depth pieces about artichokes, avocados, garlic, hot
dogs, mushrooms, ravioli, tamales, and more.
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Over the next few months look for features about Pine
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Happy Holidays from Food
Christmas is one of the most
celebrated occasions of the year. Most people have a lifetime of memories to
fill their thoughts every holiday season. It is somehow comforting to have these
lasting memories, and perhaps may remind us of happier times.
In that spirit, Food Fare has
assembled an informative article entitled
Noel about Christmas traditions
around the world. Read about the history of Santa Claus, the North
Pole and Christmas Trees; learn how to say "Merry Christmas" in different
languages, get gift-wrapping ideas and peruse holiday resources,
and try your hand at holiday recipes such as Apple Yule Logs,
Christmas Rum Balls, Gingerbread Cake, Greek Christmas Cookies,
Lime Shortbread, Limerick Ham, Mailanderli (Swiss Milano
Cookies), Mushroom Pockets, Nusstorte, Pecan Kisses, Spanish Hot
Chocolate, Wassail, Welsh Christmas Pudding and more.
Merry Christmas from our house to yours...
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Ethnic & Traditional Cuisine includes information
about the food and culture of different countries, time periods and events.
Features contain bits of history, food traditions, lifestyle and dishes native
to the specific country, as well as authentic recipes. In most cases, there is
also a section of words and phrases in the native tongue of the subject.
Discover the richness of other
cultures and explore global food traditions by visiting our selection of ethnic
features, which currently include bits about the Basque people, Ireland, Japan,
Scotland and food in the Middle Ages.
Ethnic & Traditional Cuisine >
Fare's new "food" article is about pine nuts, that oft-misunderstood edible
that comes from the cone of a variety of pine tree.
Learn about the history and harvesting of pine nuts, health benefits, links and
resources and try several recipes using pine nuts such as Catfish with Pine
Nuts, Green Beans with Pine Nuts, Pine Nut Pesto and
Spaghetti Squash with Pine Nuts.
Here's a sample recipe using pine
Beans with Pine Nuts
1/4 C pine nuts, roasted
1 1/2 LBS green beans,
trimmed & cut into 1/2" pieces
2 TBS lemon juice
2 tsp. Olive oil
Salt & pepper to taste
Toast the pine nuts in a
baking dish in a 350-degree oven for about three or four minutes, shaking
the baking dish frequently. Steam green beans in boiling water or an
electric steamer-cooker until tender. Drain green beans and transfer to a
serving bowl. Toss with lemon juice, olive oil, salt and pepper.
for more about Pine Nuts >
Food Fare Recipes
Some of the recipes
to be found at Food Fare come from the culinary articles, but there is a large
number that come from Shenanchie, her friends and family, and other sources. The
collection has grown over many years and presents an enticing display of various
comfort foods, as well as long-held traditional dishes and a simply marvelous
array of surprising little food gems.
Many of the recipes also have extra
bits of information, such as origin and locality, as well as links to more about
specific foods in the dishes. We had some fun creating the Christmas recipes,
adding a snow scene graphic for the backgrounds.
Thanks for visiting Food Fare.
Check back for updates and other news as the year dawns. You might be
surprised by what you find...
Happy Cooking from Food Fare,