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Holiday Desserts Around the World

In-Person Program with Tasting

Evening Lecture/Seminar

Thursday, December 14, 2023 - 6:45 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. ET
Code: 1D0035
S. Dillon Ripley Center
1100 Jefferson Dr SW
Metro: Smithsonian (Mall exit)
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Immerse yourself in the fascinating world of holiday treats and traditions with food historian and author Francine Segan. Join her for a delightful evening in which she explores the intriguing stories behind America's cherished Christmas sweets such as candy canes, gingerbread houses, and creamy eggnog. She also spotlights scrumptious desserts from holidays celebrated worldwide, including Kwanzaa; Chinese New Year; Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights; and the Muslim "Sugar Festival" that follows Ramadan.

Throughout the lively program, Segan delves into the historical significance of these delectable delights, revealing the unique cultural influences and age-old traditions that have shaped them into beloved holiday treats. From ancient customs to modern-day adaptations, gain a new appreciation for the sweet traditions that bring joy to holiday celebrations worldwide.

Following the program, enjoy a reception with an array of treats and take home recipes for baking your own holiday-inspired desserts.

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