The Mixed Bag // Issue #05

We’re in the final eleven days of not just 2019, but of the decade. Let that sink in. The variety of festivities happening in the next couple of weeks has us thinking about food and the meaning it holds during these times. From fish-driven dishes to Chinese takeout to tamales to mince pie to konbu, there’s no shortage of special foods that help create the season and special memories. However you celebrate, we hope the time is meaningful to you and filled with your favorite flavors.

SHARED MEALS

We can better understand one another by learning what others eat around the globe during the holidays.

EVOKING MEMORIES FROM HOME

For many Latinos in the United States, the holidays are a time to gather with family and spend time together handmaking tamales.

TASTE OF THE HOLIDAYS

This beverage has egg, cream, sugar, and a concoction of cinnamon and nutmeg. The base for ice cream? Nope. Just the season’s most divisive drink: eggnog.

HOW THE WORLD EATS CHRISTMAS

Recipes from around the world for your holiday festivities.

WATCH

The 1983 comedy Trading Places, starring Dan Aykroyd and Eddie Murphy. In this movie, two successful businessmen – the Duke brothers – make a bet about whether nature or nurture plays a role in determining someone’s life. One scene in particular that shows the socioeconomic differences between the characters takes place at the company holiday party.

Life and Thyme quote

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What food has more meaning to you during the holidays?

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Originally published in the Issue #05: December 20, 2019 newsletter, The Mixed Bag. Sign up to receive weekly newsletters and updates.

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