Celebrating Dragon Boat Festival: Traditional Foods and Their Significance

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The Duanwu Festival, aka the Dragon Boat Festival, is a pan-Asian holiday marked by a patriotic legend surrounding themes of sacrifice and community bonds. While more people celebrate the festival (complete with dragon boat races) in China than anywhere else, it carries special significance to Asian peoples throughout Southeast Asia as well. As you might […]

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 […]

Healthy Eating for a Healthy Heart: International Recipes for American Heart Month

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February is American Heart Month. During this month, the American Heart Association conducts screenings to assess heart health and educational programs to help individuals lead healthy lifestyles. Beyond AMH’s efforts, you can support your own heart health by eating a healthy diet throughout the month. If you’re ready for a heart-healthy challenge, International Fresh Market […]

Exploring African Cuisine: Honoring Black History Month Through Food

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Every February, folks all over the United States observe Black History Month. During this time, the community commemorates notable Black Americans like Martin Luther King, Malcolm X, and others who helped shape the nation to become what it is today.  While there are many ways to recognize Black History Month, the month is best honored […]

How to Perfectly Roast Your Thanksgiving Turkey

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Thanksgiving is around the corner. As usual, turkeys will be the centerpiece of almost every American household. This is also the perfect time to impress your family and guests with a sumptuous roasted turkey. Therefore, it’s time to perfect turkey roasting techniques. Keep reading to learn valuable tricks and hacks to help roast your Thanksgiving […]

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 […]