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Food Cultures and Holiday Food Traditions

picture of produce cart in Marrakesh, MoroccoAs we enter the winter months, and the sun shies away in the southern skies, let's find light and warmth in perhaps human beings' greatest achievement: food culture! Get started learning about food cultures and cuisines from around the world. In addition, we are entering a season of holidays and new years (Lunar and Gregorian), so explore some of the many holiday food traditions across ethnic, religious, and national cultures.

Photo Credit: "Three women in front of fruit carriage stand" by Annie Spratt carries an Unsplash license.

Holiday Food Traditions

Ukrainian Holiday Christmas Eve Food Traditions

Jewish Holiday Hanukkah Food Traditions

Islamic Holiday Eid al-Fitr Food Traditions

More information on Eid food traditions

Japanese New Year Holiday Food Traditions

Chinese New Year Holiday Food Traditions

Liberian Holiday Thanksgiving Food Traditions

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Winter Holiday Food Traditions Around The World

Share Your Food Tradition!

Please Share Your Food Tradition!

bowl of cherry tomatoes being held by two pairs of hands, one with gardener gloves

Click the image to go to a Google Doc where you can share your own food tradition (HC login required).

Photo credit: "Tomato garden" by Elaine Casap carries an Unsplash license

Food Culture eBooks

Books on Global Food Cultures

Food Documentaries

The Future of Food

Gourmet China

Global Cuisine: Indian and Japanese

Books on Food and Cooking