Summer is time for families to get together. It’s always fun when grandparents share recipes and family cooking traditions with grandchildren.
Read picture books about Chinese dumplings, ice candy, mac n cheese, tomato dishes from India, flan, Jamaican beef patties, spicy sambal, berry picking in Alaska.
March 3 is Hinamatsuri (Hina Matsuri), also called Doll Festival or Girl’s Day, celebrated in Japan. Find out about the holiday, gorgeous Hina dolls, tsurushi bina decorations, and fun food, with recipe to cook at home.
Lunar New Year (Chinese New Year) is coming up – it’s the Year of the Rabbit.
Legends and lucky symbols of the New Year, videos of San Francisco and Bangkok, children’s books, fun food to celebrate the holiday.
Cooking with kids in December is especially fun – so many treats and sweets from around the world.
Find recipes for piparkakut from Finland, Mexican hot chocolate, latkes for Hanukkah, Swedish saffron buns, and spice cookies which our family decorates on Christmas Eve.
November 1 and 2 is the Day of the Dead – Dia de los Muertos – a holiday celebrated in Mexico, Central America, and Latino communities around the United States. Families remember and honor deceased relatives with flowers, candles, altars, and special foods.
Fall is a delightful season to visit Lake Tahoe and California Gold Country with kids. Gold is everywhere, though not in the ground. Aspen trees are incandescent yellow, meadows and hills glow with golden grasses, and bright red Kokanee salmon are in the lake.