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December 1, 2016

Twist On Tradition

When I think of the holidays, certain classic centerpieces to the family meal come to mind. The holidays have always been a time when you go big or go home — indulging in food and drink best savored during special occasions. Leg of lamb…

Kenyan Holiday Medley

Fridah Mubichi’s Kenyan grandmother began planning Christmas dinner in September. She canvassed her goats and chickens in search of the perfect cut of meat. Her selections made, she fattened them for slaughter on Dec. 24. As a tribute to…

The Joy of Sharing

When Sharmini Rogers moved from Malaysia in the ‘90s to join her new husband, Marvin Rogers, in the United States, she needed a bit of guidance in the kitchen. “I didn’t really know any Western cooking,” she says. “The only thing I had…

Many Homes, Many Holidays

Though it may be cold and grey outside, many homes are drenched in warm colors this time of year: the golden brown of fresh baked rolls, earthy greens and oranges in hearty stews, the deep red of cranberry concoctions. ‘Tis the season when…

An Intimate Portrait

photo courtesy of  “THE AMERICAN ARTIST: THE LIFE & TIMES OF GEORGE CALEB BINGHAM” On Saturday, Dec. 3, Columbia will be the site of a special lecture and screening of a new biopic docudrama,“The American Artist: The Life & Times…

Ring In The New, Russian-Style

Our U.S. New Year’s Eve celebrations typically wind down not long after the celebratory toast at midnight. But as the ball drops in New York, the homes of Pati Magomedova and Irina McClaren are just beginning to fill with guests. These…