Tasty Holiday Traditions from Home and Around the Globe and my Mama's Holiday Cookie Recipes

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Holiday food traditions are many things to many people. In our country, it’s a melting pot of collaborated dishes that have been handed down from one generation of well-seasoned cooks to the next. I remember when this rite of passage transpired in my family. I interrogated my mother continuously on her techniques of the Cajun foodways; it eventually became the subject of my first cookbook. Standing next to her in our small but functional kitchen in Louisiana, cooking with her 70-year-old smooth, black iron pots, I felt it was essential to document the actual recipes and stories behind them for the generations to come. I took on the job with pride to preserve the culinary legacy of my family. My favorites b