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It stands to reason that Greece should have an endearing, if waning, tradition of highly symbolic, decorative holiday breads. In agrarian communities, long before

[aside] Vegetables are an integral part of just about any Chinese meal. So, to accompany the turkey, risotto and cranberry sauce in the first installment

The plum pudding is to the English Christmas as turkey is to the American Thanksgiving or red-dyed eggs are to the Greek Easter or

"Christos e espiciarias!" ("for Christ and for spices!") shouted the exuberant sailors of Vasco da Gama's fleet as they anchored on the shores of

Parents fret about how their kids eat all the time, but not on Christmas morning. Not many parents can claim kids like my three

The holidays just aren't the same without pie, right? Apple pie, pecan pie, Grandma's chiffon pie all sing special songs of the season. Unless