The Culture of Food and Drink


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Italian celebrations always involve food, and Easter is no different. The yeast bread cake, Colomba di Pasqua, shaped like a dove (colomba), is often

Each year on Easter Monday, residents of Fanano, a picturesque hill town in the Emilia-Romagna region of Italy, arm themselves with hard-boiled eggs to

Cake. It's what's for breakfast. And why not? Some studies show that a high carbohydrate and high protein breakfast actually helps people shed pounds. So

If you celebrate Passover, you're familiar with this scene: The closing prayers are sung, the last bite of seder brisket is a distant memory,

It's almost Green Thursday -- otherwise known as Clean Thursday, the day before Good Friday and three days before Easter Sunday, which this year

The differences between Ashkenazic and Sephardic Jewry's foodways are clearest at Passover. Sephardim traditionally ate rice, legumes and other foods verboten to those from