London Christmas Farmer’s Markets

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Christmas Farmers Markets are some of the best place to get hold of fresh and tasty produce for your Christmas table. With rare breed meats, excellent quality local fruit and vegetables, and all kinds of other delicious extras, there is plenty to get excited about at any one of the Christmas Farmers Markets in London.

Alongside the normal goodies, many of the Christmas Farmers Markets are selling extra festive treats. From Christmas cakes and puddings, to turkeys and trees, you can get your hands on all sorts of fantastic Christmas produce to bring that special something to your dinner. READ MORE

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Juanes -First Spanish Performance at Thanksgiving Parade

The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade is a tradition watched by millions of Americans every year. In its 80th year in existence something different happened. This year Colombian superstar Juanes became the first ever person to perform in Spanish at the parade in support of his upcoming album P.A.R.C.E.

Juan Esteban Aristizábal Vásquez (born August 9, 1972), better known as Juanes (for the contraction of his first and second name) is a Colombian musician who was a member of heavy metal band Ekhymosis and is now a solo artist. In 2000, his solo debut album Fíjate Bien won three Latin Grammy Awards. Juanes has sold more than 12 million albums. He has won seventeen Latin Grammys, more than any other artist, and one Grammy Award. Juanes received the BMI President’s Award at the 2010 BMI Latin Awards. Juanes is also known for his humanitarian work, especially with aid for Colombian victims of anti-personnel mines. READ MORE

This Story is For the Dogs: A Dog Bakery( Now Closed)

Sherman Oaks, CA- Three Dog Bakery Kitchen

This kitchen is for the dogs…No, we literally mean it is for the dogs.  Bakers of Three Dog Bakery in Sherman Oaks, CA prepare a bevy of treats for man’s best friend.  Take a look inside.  It is likely many have never seen any thing like this. We normally try to stick with ethno-based culture and food oriented stories but, “Tis the season to be Jolly.”   There are a few Three Dog Bakeries in the United States. (Click Here for Listings)Crystal J, MCCN Editor

8 Recipes for Hanukkah

For eight days of celebration.  We’ve come up with eight recipes for the Jewish celebration of Hanukkah from classic to new meals that have a classic fit.  The main ingredient in many of these desserts and entrees will be oil.

(From Photobucket: Sufganiyot featured in photo)

 

 

 

Check them out:

Celebrating Hanukkah

 

 

5 Recipes for Allergen Free Holiday Sides

Sweet Potato Pie – From Martha Stewart/Cybele Pascal- Whole Living

Allergy Free Mashed Potatoes

The Following Recipes are from Specialist Cybele Pascal

Allergen Free Skillet Cornbread- Scroll down the page (When visiting site)

Allergen Free Cornbread and Wildmushroom Stuffing

Allergen Free Gravy

A Gift Basket For Her

Make her day with the”Outspoken with Chocolate!” Inside is Fergie’s Outspoken gift set (perfume, hand lotion and scented locket along with the Swiss chocolate favorite Toblerone bar and three varieties of Bellagio gourmet cocoas. Only $59.99…and order one today.  Click Here to Order

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Exploring Tastes of Oaxaca

Chapulines (Grasshoppers)

Before MCCN takes you down to Oaxaca, Mexico we stopped in Restaurante Guelaguetza in Los Angeles for an authentic Taste of Oaxaca.

Travel with the Multi Cultural Cooking Network and experience the sights, the culture and the world famous cuisine of Oaxaca, Mexico. Your guide, Dave Miller has been facilitating groups in Mexico for over 20 years.  Book your ticket! Contact us at multiculturalcookingnet@gmail.com

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5 Scene Stealing Sweet Potato Recipes

The Sweet Potato is a well loved in many cultures. Sweet potatoes very early became popular in the islands of the Pacific Ocean, spreading from Polynesia to Japan and the Philippines. One reason is that they were a reliable crop in cases of crop failure of other staple foods due to typhoon flooding. They are featured in many favorite dishes in Japan, Taiwan, the Philippines, and other island nations. Indonesia, Vietnam, India, and some other Asian countries are also large sweet potato growers. Uganda (the third largest grower after Indonesia), Rwanda, and some other African countries also grow a large crop which is an important part of their peoples’ diets. North and South America, the original home of the sweet potato, together grow less than three percent of the world’s supply

In some fashion or another it makes it way on holiday dinner tables.  Here are five recipes that will have your guests begging for more:

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BONUS RECIPE!!!

Bubor Cha Cha is a porridge dessert with pieces of yam or colored dough in a sweetened broth. Sometimes it’s made with tapioca which is how I like it. I also like it creamy and with lots of coconut milk!