Infuse Your Holiday with some International Sparkle

Recently, Charlotte Talks looked at how people from a variety of nationalities and cultures celebrate and eat during the holiday season – from Spain and Italy to Argentina and Finland. (Listen to the show here.) WFAEats shares some of the recipes mentioned and a few more…

Holiday Eggnog. Photo: Julie Mastbrook

Nothing says it’s holiday season like eggnog!  And if you’ve been digging around for a tasty recipe, look no further.  The talented Julie Mastbrook of the food blog Mommie Cooks, shares her recipe for an eggnog that will have you singing Jingle Bells in no time.

Hanukah has come and gone this year, but it’s never too late for a latke.  Deb over at Smitten Kitchen (swoon) shares a fantastic recipe for a traditional potato latke.  And if you’re looking for a cool twist on the classic she also shares a recipe for apple latkes.

Latkes. Photo: Smitten Kitchen

Natilla?? It’s totally new to me, but I plan on whipping up this sweet Spanish custard this weekend.  No doubt, it will be a nice departure from the cookies and cakes that normally adorn my holiday table.

It wouldn’t be Christmas without gingerbread!  We’ve all had a gingerbread man cookie, but I’m thinking of trying a gingerbread cake this year.  Word on the street is that the gingerbread cake at Gramercy Tavern in NYC will blow the tinsel right off your tree.  Do you need anymore convincing than that?

Chesnuts roasting on an open fire . . . (cue Nat King Cole) . . . We all know the song, but how many of us have actually roasted chestnuts or cooked with them for that matter?  It turns out that you can do a lot more with chestnuts than merely roast them.  Don’t miss this article complete with several recipes for putting chestnuts to good use in your kitchen.

Feliz Navidad!

More from WFAEats: A Swiss Christmas

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