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Nosh Box: On a Roll in May

We begin May’s celebrations with May Day, a holiday with an international following, but not much domestically. So don’t be looking for a May Day song, dance, libation, food—or a day off work. Moving on, usually in the same week, up pops Cinco de Mayo festivities. In Mexico this holiday is primarily historical, celebrating the military victory over the powerful army of the French. In the United States, we use the date to celebrate all of Mexican culture. According to National Public Radio’s Dan Pashman, “Cinco de Mayo, which has followed a similar path as St. Patrick's Day: Started by activists to celebrate Mexican culture; embraced by people just looking for a good time.”

Nosh Box: Cold Weather Noodling

While not the coldest month, January marks the first full month of winter. Among ways to ward off seasonal chills, one of the best is also one of the oldest, as well—as one of the easiest and least expensive: a cup or bowl of toothsome noodles steaming in a rich, savory broth

Nosh Box: A is for Applesauce, B is for Blini, and C is for Challah.

Hanukah—liike many holidays, not only is food involved, but in this Festival of Lights, food plays a cardinal role in the rituals. While some of the foods are unique, many are generic, totally secular, and very commonplace.

Nosh Box: Bidding Big Bird Bye-Bye

To most, the perfectly browned, picturesque turkey presents a bevy of trials.

Nosh Box: Sports Boost Slices and Pies

The only question is: What kind of pizza are you in the mood for?

Perfectly Provisioning Your Outdoor Kitchen

Do it yourself, or turn to professionals for customizing.

Food for Body and Soul

Shepherd’s pie warms up Irish winters and Bay Area summers.

Coast-to-Coast Chocolate Chips

Gen Y’s Betty Crocker invents a mix for everyone.

Cake: It’s Not Just For Breakfast

Debbie Goard, a former erotic baker, makes delicious cakes that look like eggs, sneakers, and bowls of ramen.

Sugary Stuff

Boba tea, a popular drink made with tea and tapioca balls, is laden with more sugar than a can of Coke.