How to Live Gourmet would like to extend our heartfelt wishes for a great holiday season and a wonderful start of a new year.  Few months present as many multicultural “holidays” that December does.

When we think of holidays we think of gathering with friends and family, building family traditions, buying and receiving gifts, being thankful, and observing religious duties.  But there is one universal custom that we all share regardless of our culture, religion or country, and that is the tradition of sharing delicious meals together.

Enjoy your time this December and January whether you are celebrating:

  • Saint Nicholas Day (Christian)
  • Fiesta of Our Lady of Guadalupe (Mexican)
  • Lucia Day (Swedish)
  • Hanukkah (Jewish)
  • Christmas Day (Christian)
  • Three Kings Day/Epiphany (Christian)
  • Boxing Day (Australian, Canadian, English, Irish)
  • Kwanzaa (African American)
  • Omisoka (Japanese)

Food is a powerful force. There’s nothing like a warm, home-cooked meal to bring everyone to the table, especially during the holidays.  Food is special in the sense that it introduces us to new cultures.  Except for the extremely picky, most Americans and other people around the globe enjoy trying different ethnic foods.  Chef Carla Hall from the Chew believes that meals unite us — no matter where we’re from.

As you delight in the goodies, decorate every corner of your home and experience fun-filled get-togethers, may the joy and festivities continue to radiate in your lives, long after your favorite holiday has passed.

Merry Christmas! Happy Saint Nicholas Day! Feliz Fiesta of Our Lady of Guadalupe!  Joyful St. Lucia Day!  Happy Hanukkah! Merry Christmas Day! Blissful Three Kings Day! Cheery Boxing Day! Happy Kwanzaa! Joyful Omisoka and Happy New Year!

To all our friends, fans and staff members, we invite you to write your holiday wishes at the comment section below.  What is your favorite meal or dessert during this holiday season?  Share!