Holi | March 12 & 13

Some celebrations are remarkably similar across far-flung culture lines. And some, like Holi, are unique. A Hindu celebration of spring, Holi, known as the festival of colors, has become popular even in non-Hindu communities in recent years thanks to its unusual and, dare we say, Instagrammable tradition of throwing or smearing colored powders and paints… Continue reading Holi | March 12 & 13

Mardi Gras | February 28

Rice dishes hold a place of honor in cultures across the globe, and they are also the kind of perfect, one-pot recipes we reach for when we’re pondering family dinner. Whether it’s Spanish paella, Indian biryani, or arroz con pollo, there’s no meal more satisfying than a bowl piled high with fragrant rice, sautéed vegetables, and… Continue reading Mardi Gras | February 28

Chinese New Year | January 28

Chinese New Year begins this weekend, so bring on the firecrackers, red envelopes, dragon dances, and delicious food. Last year, we made some delicious dumplings which were also super pretty, if we say so ourselves. Our second time around we’re loving crispy scallion pancakes and these irresistible chocolate dumplings inspired by the ones at the amazing Bao on St. Mark’s Place:… Continue reading Chinese New Year | January 28

Tamale Party! | Epiphany, January 6

One of our favorite days ever occurred several years ago when we gathered with a group at the home of our dear friend Gina–the most accomplished home cook and crafter we know–to learn how to make tamales, the delicious steamed bundles of corn flour dough that are traditional Mexican holiday treats. Wrapped individually in banana… Continue reading Tamale Party! | Epiphany, January 6