Latin American Easter Traditions: A Foodie’s Guide

A joyful black family engages in Easter festivities; a child with focused attention, parents smiling warmly, with colorful Easter eggs and a charming bunny decoration adorning the table.

Easter is a major celebration the world over, but perhaps none celebrate it more heartily in the kitchen than Latin America. While most Latin Americans attend church on Good Friday, many opt for a more festive (and loud!) celebration, gathering in unison together to sing, dance, and even set off firecrackers. Of course, Easter festivities […]

Halal Delicacies for Ramadan: Preparing for Iftar and Suhoor

A happy family sitting at a dining table with a Muslim father pouring milk into his young daughter's glass. The mother, wearing a hijab, is smiling at them. There's a spread of various dishes on the table, and everyone appears to be enjoying a cozy, intimate meal together.

Ramadan is an extremely important time in the Islamic faith. Though it’s widely known as a time of fasting, this actually requires greater dietary considerations to prepare and break each daily fast. In fact, the entire holy month of Ramadan invites deeper introspection into one’s relationship with food as a vehicle for life. The Significance […]

Winter Comfort Foods from Around the World

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Winter’s freezing temperatures bring the desire for easy-to-prepare dishes that help us stay warm and cozy. This winter, don’t sell yourself short on your innate cooking expertise! Instead, explore dishes from cultures around the world you bring a sense of excitement to your table. The experts at our ethnic grocery store have narrowed down to […]

A Guide to International Cheese: From Brie to Paneer

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There is nothing wrong with being a cheese snob but in order to take such a step, you will need to be fully informed first. That’s where this helpful guide comes into play. Before visiting a Naperville grocery store, you will want to know as much as possible about each of these options. Be sure […]

Healthy Eating, Global Flavors: Exploring International Super Foods

Superfoods are foods that contain a significant amount of minerals, nutrients, and antioxidants. Making them a part of your diet won’t just make you feel healthier and stronger. It could improve your quality of life.  By exploring international superfoods, you can find many options that add a colorful taste to your daily meals. Here are […]

Spice Up Your Kitchen: A Beginners Guide to Essential Indian Spices

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Indian cuisine is one of the best foods you’ll ever taste. From an artful aesthetic appeal to savory flavors to tantalizing aromas, this cuisine ticks all the right culinary boxes. No wonder it ranks in the top ten on the list of best global fares. The secret to the delicious Indian dishes lies in the […]

12 Traditional Foods for Diwali and the Symbolism Behind Them

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Diwali is the ‘Festival of Lights’ that lasts for five days and welcomes the beginning of a new year,  one of the most celebrated holidays in India and among Hindu communities worldwide. It’s a time when families and friends come together to light their homes with earthen lamps called “daiyas’, symbolic of chasing away the […]