Holiday Food

It’s funny how many kinds of holiday food I loved in my childhood haven’t made it to the table in the present. I know why – my children didn’t like the same things, so I didn’t fix them. I long for mincemeat pie and cinnamon apples, pea salad and stuffed celery. The one thing we can all agree on, ripe olives, disappear so fast you’d think they were zapped by a ray gun. Food is part of the holiday experience, but having family around is more important to me.

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Author: Virginia DeBolt

Writer and teacher who writes blogs about web education, writing practice, and pop culture.

3 thoughts on “Holiday Food”

  1. Holiday food has been traditionally tied in to the holidays. The passing down of the recipes from generation to generation has been responsible for maintaining culinary traditions alive. Different cultures have different holidays and these are defined by their food. So during this festive time of the year, let your palate enjoy those foods that brings families together.

  2. Holiday food not only is a wonderful way to continue family traditions and have delicious goodies packaged to give as gifts, but it brings to mind warm, loving memories from the past. We all have our experiences with at least one member of our family who always needed to create drama during holidays with obnoxious behavior. Still we overlook that. We recall lots of love, laughter, and warmth wrapped up in traditions and fantastic food. Taking the time to sit down, close our eyes, and visualize our past holidays is a warm and fuzzy way to defeat those holiday blues.

  3. The aroma of holiday food is probably my favorite childhood memory. Deeply embedded in the buttery, savory, spicy, and sweet smells is the deep love that I felt for the people who attended our family gatherings. In my family’s culture it did not require a blood relationship for someone to be your auntie, uncle, or cousin; everyone was family. To this day, I’m not sure which of these people are blood relatives and which ones are not.

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