Hot cross buns have come a long way since its humble beginning. Many cultures such as the Egyptians, Greeks and Romans used to make sweet and spiced breads during the onset of spring to celebrate the end of winter and the start of a new season. However, it is said that the … [Read more...] about So Why Do we Eat Hot Cross Buns at Easter?
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March 17th is Saint Patrick’s Day (aka St. Patrick’s Day, St. Paddy’s Day, St. Patty’s Day), a cultural and religious holiday which celebrates the life of Saint Patrick, who died on that date way back in the fifth century. Patrick has endured as the most commonly recognized … [Read more...] about St. Patrick’s Day is More than Just Green Beer
While I could eat pancakes every day of the year, they hold a special place on the calendar. Shrove Tuesday or Pancake Tuesday is a Christian celebration just before Lent which takes place on a different day each year leading up to Easter. Shrove is the past tense of shrive, … [Read more...] about Why do we have Pancakes on Shrove Tuesday?
While everyone agrees that the "Suzette" was created in France in the late 1800s, the exact orgin is unclear. Was it named after Princess Suzanne (daughter of Edward, Prince of Wales, son of Queen Victoria) by accident? Or was it a creation to draw a crowd, inspired by french … [Read more...] about French Fast Food: Classic Crêpes Suzette
Egg nog (or eggnog) means “egg in a cup” and traditionally is served in small cups, so you can save some calories simply by taking a smaller portion. Egg nog was a preferred holiday drink for English aristocracy who spent Christmas at country homes where estate dairies provided … [Read more...] about Fun Food History of Egg nog (eggnog)