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It was November 1963 and I was living in the Château de Versailles overseeing catering for the American socialite, Florence Van der Kemp, who

Outside of the candy that the kids collect, Halloween may be the only American holiday that is not associated with a particular feast or

In mid-April, the people of Bengal -- a region straddling Bangladesh and parts of India, including my hometown in West Bengal -- celebrate the Bengali New

What's Easter without Easter eggs? Hide them. Roll them. And, best of all, eat them. Of the many dishes associated with Easter, deviled eggs

Corned beef and cabbage. Irish stew. Soda bread. These are the foods Americans associate with Irish cooking, especially on St Patrick's Day. But while

The most recognizable symbol for the Jewish holiday of Purim is a three-cornered cookie, called a hamantaschen. Purim, which begins March 4, is a particularly