I enjoy the luxury of a tasting menu but understand there are no limits to or judgments about what a tasting menu can be. It can be Kraft Dinner cooked eight ways, or a good grilled cheese, or a 30-course tasting menu.
Martyrdom, secret romance, minced mutton, and the bonfires of winter solstice—some of the world’s most beloved Christmas desserts have unexpected origins, indeed.
On the subway ride home from the circus, my daughter and I were so happy. As we walked along the busy city streets to our apartment, everything seemed magical and full of grace.
Cozy up with a hot cup of cocoa as you stroll through the bustling alleys of these international Christmas markets. From Germany to New York and Shanghai to Toronto, these holiday fairs welcome starry-eyed shoppers and rosy-cheeked spectators to explore a winter wonderland.
Usually, when popped, a Christmas cracker releases a tumble of cheap and cheerful knick-knacks: a plastic ring, a lame joke, a paper crown for your uncle to comically forget he’s wearing when he begins to boozily pontificate about the state of the world.