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Too Many Cooks: Holiday Traditions

By • December 21, 2012 • 0 Comments


You'll be hearing from the staff at FOOD52 every week in Too Many Cooks, our group column in which we pool our answers to questions about food, cooking, life, and more.

In a way, holidays are a little like fried eggs. Everybody does them differently -- they're personal, and that's the beauty of them. Whether it's nog on Christmas Eve or a special holiday breakfast, everyone has something they do every year. And so, today, we're answering the question: 

What's your favorite holiday food tradition? 



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Counting Down to 1391

By • March 20, 2012 • 2 Comments


The first day of Spring is today, March 20. But did you know that it's also the first day of the Iranian year 1391?

The Iranian New Year is called Norooz, which literally means "new day," and it happens each year on the Vernal Equinox (also known as the first day of the spring season). Such a lovely time of year to start afresh, don't you think? Norooz is by far the country's biggest holiday, and it's been celebrated in the same way for centuries and centuries -- which is more than you can say for those "2012" sunglassses left over from last December 31.

Many of the traditions around Norooz are based on food, cooking, and meals with loved ones -- all FOOD52-friendly pursuits!

Read more for a look at what Iranians around the world are doing right now with their loved ones to celebrate the new year.

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