Latkes (left), tembleque (center) and soba (right) are traditional foods of Hanukkah, Three Kings' Day and Omisoka, respectively.
The holidays don’t always consist of roasting chestnuts by an open fire. From potato pancakes to buckwheat noodles to coconut pudding, here are some meals that hold a greater meaning for students as they celebrate the holiday season.
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Lighting each of the nine candles on the menorah one night at a time, Evan Zukin’s family comes together to celebrate Hanukkah. On the dinner table sit a few of Zukin’s favorite treats: latkes and hamantaschen.
“My grandma makes these, they’re (hamantaschen) like triangle cookies with a little filling in the center,” Zukin said. “There's this evil person against Jews back in the ancient days....
Tembleque (Three Kings’ Day)
Two cultures. One holiday. Kiara Malloy-Salgado ’21 has had an upbringing allowing her to celebrate a single holiday in two different countries.
Having lived in France for a short period but also possessing a deep Puerto Rican family history, Malloy-Salgado says that each country was special in its observance of Three Kings’ Day. The holiday’s celebration resembles the gift-giving aspect of C...
Each person often has a unique way of ringing in the new year. Hanah Kitamoto ’22 does so with buckwheat noodles, called soba, and a quarter-day-long TV program.
Like many other Japanese individuals, Kitamoto cherishes Omisoka, a Japanese New Year celebration that takes place on Dec. 31. One part of the celebration is a six-hour-long TV program in which several song artists perform; another is s...