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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. 

May 25, 2024

Legend has it that the name for this dessert came from a cry of amazement from a boy at the sight of this gold-coloured cake! It stems from a tradition of women meeting on Christmas eve to bake together. This sweet cake resembles a Christmas star guiding the magi to the birth of Jesus.  Even the box in comes in can...


Apr 25, 2024

This dish is found on the tables of many African countries during the holidays, as well as when there’s a large gathering of people for a party or celebration.  While the basic ingredients are the same, there are many different variations depending on where you’re from.  It has been debated so much, there was...


Mar 24, 2024

This towering dessert almost resembles a children’s stacking toy and sometimes there’s a prize hidden inside.  Made with just a few ingredients, it can be a bit tricky to make and can sometimes take generations to perfect.  And while its origins may have started in Greece, it has now become a Scandinavian tradition...


Feb 26, 2024

This sweet treat can be found in the candy dishes of many grandma's homes. Its origin has been lost to history but the mechanism used for this candy was created in America. The creator of this machine may be the bane of many children. The candy’s extremely brittle consistency makes it easy to break off a piece for...


Jan 25, 2024

During the holiday season hundreds of these treats are made, sometimes by just one household.  Their name can be a bit confusing when first heard.  They have originated in Europe but have settled in America.  It’s the cookie that isn’t called a cookie.  We’re exploring the history and origins of sand tarts.