Food

Family, Food, and Tradition in Mexico and South America
A child costumed in traditional Cuencano garb rides atop an elaborately decorated horse in el Pase del Nino Viajero, a massive daylong Christmas Eve pageant in Cuenca, Ecuador. Flickmor Photo
Christmastime means sweet tamales canarios and buñuelos at Beatriz Rivas’s house in East Hampton, and it’s the only time of year she’ll make those treats. Carissa Katz
In Mexico, song, merriment, and the light of sparklers fill the streets in the nine days before Christmas Eve as revelers travel from house to house in a lively re-enactment of Joseph and Mary’s search for lodging. Eneas Photo
Fruits, vegetables, sweets, and libations figure prominently in many of the Pase del Nino floats and costumes in Cuenca, Ecuador. Natacha Cornaz Photo
Suckling pig is carried through the streets cooked and ready for the Christmas Eve feast. Flickmor Photo
Patricia Moyano’s family photos from Christmases in Ecuador are reminders of how the holiday is celebrated there.

Cookies have been around since man figured out that grains, water, and hot stones could create a form of biscuit
Whether as gifts or in a buffet, no one can resist a great cookie, particularly at the holidays. Laura Donnelly

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Take me to New Orleans and I will voluntarily consume every oyster, etouffee, gumbo, Sazerac, beignet, muffaletta, remoulade, Abita beer, po’ boy, mudbug tail, and praline I can get my hands on
In order to navigate the world of New Orleans cuisine, sometimes it helps to have a guide. Laura Donnelly

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My long and arduous experiment into vegan pie dough was educational
The results of Food52’s recipe for coconut oil crust Laura Donnelly

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What is it about a gathering of good friends getting together to eat and drink and talk that is so fun and so vital?
On the menu for “girls night in”: crudites, hummus, cheese and fruit, smoked salmon spread, pigs in a blanket, shrimp, dolmades, or any other finger food, the naughtier the better. Matthew Andersen

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