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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. 

Sep 25, 2023

This holiday treat can be found all throughout the Netherlands.  It is said that eating this treat will save you from the wrath of a goddess.  And while it’s a Christmas and New Year’s delicacy, its beginnings can be found in Jewish culture.  We’re exploring the history and origin of oliebollen. 


Sep 10, 2023

The rich spicy flavour is a favourite Christmas ingredient in recipes such as Christmas cakes, Christmas pudding, mince pies, cinnamon shortbread, Zimtsterne (Christmas stars), lebkuchen, mulled wine and glühwein. It was used as a culinary spice, a medicine and as an ingredient of oils and perfumes.  We’re exploring...

Aug 25, 2023

This holiday treat is enjoyed in many different countries across Europe but it’s especially common in Russia and Lithuania.  It’s made from the juice of the popular berry of the land and has a consistency that can vary from a liquid to thick enough to eat with a spoon.  During the holidays it’s enjoyed on...

Jul 25, 2023

For some people Christmas has come and gone, leftovers are being eaten and the decorations are being put away, but there’s another holiday for millions of Christians around the world.  This sweet bread comes covered in various symbols and has a hidden prize inside.  We’re celebrating an Orthodox Christmas and...

Jun 25, 2023

This sweet treat was once only made during the holidays, or for grand special occasions.  It can be filled with your favourite fruit, cheese, or even savoury foods.  It has emigrated from Eastern Europe all the way to the south of Texas where people come from far and wide to make a pit stop.  We’re exploring the...