Holiday recipes from around the world
Chef Paul Finkelstein shares recipes from various cultural celebrations. Enjoy them on their own’or serve them together for a new holiday tradition
Kwanzaa is a week-long celebration of African heritage and culture that takes place in late December. The week culminates in a delicious feast. In fact, the name Kwanzaa is derived from a Swahili phrase meaning “first fruits.” Sweet potatoes, a staple of African cuisine, are plentiful here in Canada, too-plus, they are loaded with health-boosting vitamin A.
Get the recipe: Kwanzaa Vegetables
Sage-Brined Turkey Breast
Brining turkey imparts flavour and creates a moist breast. Salt is a necessary part of a brine, so the sodium per serving isn’t low-but everything in moderation, right?
Get the recipe: Sage-Brined Turkey Breast
Dried Fruit & Nut Dressing
This dressing has some crispiness, but if you prefer yours soft, put a cover on it while it’s baking. Any type of mushroom-such as button, shiitake or oyster-will work well.
Get the recipe: Dried Fruit & Nut Dressing
Noodle Kugel Dessert
Kugel is a traditional Jewish dessert dish served on the Sabbath and festive holidays. This recipe includes nuts and raisins, but you can be creative and add your own favourites, such as bittersweet chocolate chips or dried cherries.
Get the recipe: Noodle Kugel Dessert