Feast of the Seven Fishes | December 24

Here’s a traditional holiday feast that one of us grew up with and the other desperately wishes she did. There’s always something magical about the number seven, and any reason to make an exorbitant number of courses appeals to us as well. And how irresistible is the image of oceanic abundance, with enough leeway to… Continue reading Feast of the Seven Fishes | December 24

Hanukkah | December 24 to 31

We’re delighted to have Jodi Harris as our guest blogger for Hanukkah. She is a wonderful and fearless home cook and an especially excellent baker. Hanukkah, the Festival of Lights, celebrates the rededication of the Temple in 165 B.C. by the Maccabees after the Syrians desecrated it. It is not one of the most important… Continue reading Hanukkah | December 24 to 31

Saint Nicholas Day | December 6

As we approach the end of our first year at the Festive Food Project, it’s fitting that we’ve also reached the Big One, the winter holiday season. Although lately it feels like Christmas decorations go up the day after Halloween, we’re never truly in the holiday mood until we’ve digested the Thanksgiving feast. And as… Continue reading Saint Nicholas Day | December 6