Advent Day 17: Food and Feasts

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Day Seventeen:
Foods and Feasts


Bring us some figgy pudding
Bring us some figgy pudding
Bring us some figgy pudding
Bring some right here!


There may be a reason to feel good about the calories you'll consume this season: most traditional Christmas treats have a religious story behind them. Explore food-faith connections and pick up tips for your own holiday meals.

Quiz: The Spiritual Side of Christmas Foods
Which visitors to Bethlehem were the inspiration for mincemeat? Why did Puritans condemn a certain baked good?

Forget Fruitcake
Recipes for baking a birthday cake for Jesus or a scripture cake with ingredients based on Bible verses.

The Candy Cane Controversy
Does the candy cane's "J" shape stand for Jesus--or for a shepherd's crook? Explore the religious legends behind the popular treat.
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