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Season's Eatings podcast

Welcome to the Season's Eatings Podcast page.  Each month we'll explore the origins and history of your favourite Christmas foods. 

Apr 25, 2021

Rice puddings are found in nearly every area of the world. Nothing describes comfort to me than a warm bowl of sweet, sticky rice pudding.  This is why the Danes love to have rice pudding during Christmas.  As well as tasting delicious, their rice pudding is filled with stories of mischievous gnomes, medieval spices,...

Mar 25, 2021

It's a dessert who's origin is of great debate.  It can be considered the quintessential South African Christmas dish.  It's name is hotly contested to come from three different sources.  Find out the origin and history of this soft sponge cake filled to the brim with a rich, decadent sauce.  This is the history of...

Feb 25, 2021

Sometimes covered with powdered sugar, or rolled into a cone, it’s a cookie that dates back centuries and is argued to be the oldest Christmas cookie.  It’s a story filled with snakes, forging blacksmiths, and wagon repair.  This is the history of the crispy thin cookie: the pizzelle.

Jan 25, 2021

This humble combination has been a winter holiday favorite, accompanying other delicacies on tables for centuries, but always standing out thanks to a delicious combination of ginger, molasses or honey.  It brings forth images of elaborate architectural wonders or little people adorned with gumdrop buttons.  It’s...

Dec 25, 2020

Merry Christmas everyone!  I wanted to share with you on this Christmas day some of the history from my home province of Newfoundland, Canada.  Enjoy as we explore some of the origins of some Christmas traditions done during the holiday season.

Thanks for listening and have a Merry Christmas and prosperous new...