Culture

What is Three Kings’ Day? And What’s for Breakfast? Homemade Roscón de Reyes to Celebrate Epiphany like a Spaniard Away from Home

‘Tis the season of sweets, and baking is one of my favorite hobbies. But I live alone, so there’s no one to easily pawn homemade goods off on, which means I often end up forgoing a recipe to not be wasteful (nor overindulge myself). In the absence of holiday get-togethers this year, micro-sized recipes are the real MVP, allowing me to get a taste of a traditional Spanish holiday recipe—for a roscón (o rosca) de reyes—that I picked up while living in Spain.

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Culture

Tasty German Holiday Traditions: Homemade Glühwein and Lebkuchen

Christmas in Germany, and the German-speaking regions including Switzerland and Austria, is synonymous with cozy Christmas Markets—the Weihnachtsmarkt. You can stroll through the lighted stalls with a warm mug of Glühwein—mulled wine with spices and snack on traditional German Lebkuchen cookies to spice up your palate, all while gift-shopping for your loved ones.

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Advice

17 Unique and Beautiful French Words

Sometimes referred to as “the language of love,” many people consider French to be one of the world’s most beautiful languages. Many have fallen in love with beautiful French words and the melodic French intonation, and even more have fallen…

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Advice

Can Couples Divided by the Pandemic Reunite for Love?

It’s almost been a year since the first cases of COVID-19 were reported in China. Since then schools around the world have shut down, entire industries have faced incredible hardship, and multiple international borders have been closed. When borders began…

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Culture

This is How Thanksgiving is Celebrated Around the World

Some could argue that Thanksgiving is the quintessential American holiday. Each year, we celebrate by eating American dishes like macaroni and cheese, turkey, and green bean casserole, all while enjoying American pastimes like football and watching the famous Macy’s Thanksgiving…

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